Hair loss, PMS, acne and crazy hormones after return of period 12 mos. pp? - Mothering Forums
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#1 of 3 Old 01-01-2013, 03:00 AM - Thread Starter
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I am not sure if my period's return is causing this. My son is 17 months old and still only eating a small amount of solids throughout the day. His nursing barely decreased. He also still nurses at night.
Still, my period returned at 12 months postpartum and my PMS feel worse every time. I thought after 4 months, my hormones might have regulated, but I am experiencing more problems than ever. 

Aside from the PMS, I also have worsening acne, that is very severe at times, I am having mood swings.
Now my hair also started falling out again. The same way it fell out 4 months after delivery. In large amounts.

I can't seem to find anything about raging hormones after the return of a period while breastfeeding.


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Two questions:

1. Could you be pregnant?

2. Are you still taking your prenatal vitamins?

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I had the same symptoms from PMS, and like you it got worse with each period. I found out mine was related to hormones being out of balance, specifically too much oestrogen. This can happen if your liver is not breaking oestrogen down sufficiently so it builds up more each month. For me, milk thistle helped amazingly, but I'm not sure about whether you can use it while breastfeeding.

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