The low estrogen level could be the result of stress hormones on the brain and not early menopause. Depression can cause alterations in the complex interaction of hormones that result in monthly periods.
Restoring balance into your life by treating depression might be all you need to regularize your periods. Yet, other hormones should also be analyzed. Simple blood or urine test are needed to determine whether this is the result of depression or something directly hormonal.... Premature Ovarian Failure, Elevated Prolactin levels, Thyroid disease etc
Occasionally, more specialized stimulation test are needed, as is a referral to a hormone specialist such as an Endocrinologist or Reproductive Endocrinologist.
For now, protecting your bones is utterly important until a definite diagnosis is made. A diet rich in Calcium , Vitamin D and estrogen are considerations to prevent bone loss and restore periods. Birth control is an option given your age, but a more intensive evaluation is needed first .
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Archived: March 20, 2014
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