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Old 06-04-2006, 12:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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2 missed periods and definitely not pregnant...

So the title explains it, but I'll give the details.

I haven't had a period since March 25th. That was the start date of my last one. Middle of April was stressful at work and I wasn't super surprised when I didn't start at the end of the month. I've been 2 weeks late once before because of stress. But at the beginning of May I took a home preg test just to be sure. It was negative and I just carried on with my life. Work was less stressed and my husband was starting his new job after a brief period of unemployment. I was also enrolled in a CNA class (I start tomorrow). Things were looking up. Well the end of May came and no period. I took another home preg test, it was negative. I spoke with the nurse in my doctor's office when I went in for my TB test I had to get for my CNA class. She scheduled an appointment for me to see my doctor June 8th. This last week I was startng to worry so I went in and got a blood test done to see if I was pregnant. It was negative which wasn't a huge surprise to me, but still it was nice to know for sure.

So work hasn't been stressed lately, my hubby has been working for a few weeks and loves it, my class is starting which I'm super excited about. I'm not really that worried about the whole pregnancy thing, at least not enough to cause this problem. The only thing that has changed recently which I didn't think about at all until I started typing this was that back in March I quit smoking. Well I had been working on it slowly since Jan, but in March
I totally quit. Not sure if that would have this effect or not.


The past 2 months when I was supposed to have my period I would get kind of cranky with PMS and kind of achy but not enough to classify it as cramps, it would last for a few days and then I was okay. But no period. So I am going to see my doctor this Thursday, and they've known for 2 weeks why, guess it wasn't a huge thing to worry about if they didn't get me in right away or send me to another doctor.

Has anyone ever experienced anything like this? Does anyone have any ideas on what it might be? Any advice or suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
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Old 06-04-2006, 12:16 PM   #2 (permalink)
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My husband quit smoking last October, and after a few months became aware of some body changes. His doctor told him that quiting smoking causes many changes particularly with one's metabolism. Your doctor will probably have the answers for you.

Good Luck!
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Old 06-04-2006, 03:50 PM   #3 (permalink)
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I had this happen for an entire summer. When I was a teen, before I moved out of my parents house, my Mom got seriously sick. She was sick all summer long and I was working as well as taking care of the house and answering business calls for my Dad. I was so overworked and stressed that I lost 20 lbs (I was already a fit 5'4" and 120) and missed my period for about 4 months. Once Mom got better and I was able to resume my usual duties I got right back on schedule.

Good Luck. Hope the Dr knows what's happening and hopefully it's just the stress.
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:00 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Beginning an exercise program or exercising more could make you miss your period...
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Old 06-04-2006, 04:25 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I had missed mine for about 3 months.
I knew I was not pregnant, I took a test anyway just to make sure.

I was out shopping and I wanted something to drink, I spotted a Jamba Juice, I just had to go. They have a lot of Boosts with special Vitamins in them for Certain Things. Since I was missing my last periods I added a Fem Boost to mine, Its supposedly packed with vitamins essential for female health.
I started my period less then 2 hours later. You should try it.
I think my missed periods where because I was not eating as much because of my new job with late hours.
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Old 06-04-2006, 05:12 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I've missed periods twice in my life--once I missed 2 months when my family moved to a new state and once I missed a month when starting college. Both were incredibly stressful times. Stress wreaks havoc with your body.

Nutritional deficiencies can also cause you to skip periods, as does being too thin, as can endocrine disorders. I would definitely be talking to your OB/GYN if you're still missing them after things in life have calmed down for you.
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Old 06-05-2006, 08:17 AM   #7 (permalink)
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After the birth of our child, my wife didn't get a period for over a year. But here's the odd thing - she was receiving a massage, and the massage therapist asked her if she was having fertility issues. Apparently this woman could tell that her ovaries were out of position, or something like that (there was a bit of a language barrier).

Less than a month later, her period returned.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:50 AM   #8 (permalink)
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About two years ago, I got so fed up with skipping and spotting that I went to my OBGYN and she put me on birth control. I would get cranky and achy, but nothing would happen for months at a time (the longest I skipped was 4 months and there was no chance of pregnancy). I haven't been more than one day late since, no matter how stressed out I've been. I came to find out that my mother had been on the pill for the exact same reason, so perhaps there is some genetic predisposition. Good luck with the doc.
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Old 06-05-2006, 09:57 AM   #9 (permalink)
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I have missed my period for six months before.

It was due to stress, and unceasing changes I put my body through. Your body is delicate- any change and your hormones can be set off. Frankly, I wouldn't be too worried, but if you need an answer, you can always visit a doctor.
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Old 06-07-2006, 04:27 PM   #10 (permalink)
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Thank you everyone for the advice and reassurances. I go to see my doctor tomorrow, but already I feel better about why this has been happening. I have tried to eat healthier and back in April did start exercising more (since then that has stopped again). I'm thinking perhaps I tried to change too many things at once. I quit smoking and started eating a lot better than I was. I did lose a few pounds since then, but have also gained those back. Fortunately only those few have been gained back.

I was just starting to worry too much about this and was wanting to hear from others. That alone has made me feel so much better. I was on birth control at one point a few years ago, but since then haven't used it. I loved the Nuva Ring and I'm hoping to get back on that in the next month or two. Perhaps that will help.

Again thanks to everyone!
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Old 06-07-2006, 10:20 PM   #11 (permalink)
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I lost my period for almost a full year when i was heavy into excercising and eating a lot of fat free foods. Once i began focusing on nurishing my body with a more balanced diet and cut back on the excercising to about 30 minutes 4 times a week, my periods returned and have been normal for the past couple years.

Let us know how your doctor's appointment goes

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Old 06-08-2006, 12:23 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Well, I just got back from the doctor. So instead of waiting to do my physical and pap until my other appointment later in the month, he did that today. Next week I get to go in on Wednesday to have a blood test done again. One of those that you have to fast for about 12 hours before. Not fun! He's thinking it's PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. My mom had symptoms of it and it's what her doctor told her she had. I hadn't thought about that because I've always been normal and she never was. But he's going to test for a thyroid problem and diabetes first, hence the blood test.

But now I feel all icky from the pap smear. Ick I hate those. Although they are very important. I've one thing that I need to do and would help any of the above mentioned problems, would be more exercise and healthy eating habits. Granted I've quit smoking and I do eat fairly heathly, there is definitely room for improvement there! I do not excerise that often. Part of it is lack of motivation on most days and the other is money. I don't have the money to go to a health club or to buy home equipment. I do try to walk but it's so warm here now, that the thought of exercising outside is enough to keep from doing it.

But thank you to all for the advice and thoughts. You've all been a great help!
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Old 06-27-2006, 09:33 AM   #13 (permalink)
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I'm sort of in the same boat right now, and really worried. I don't know what to do.

I haven't had a period since April. I'm still a virgin, though, so I can't be pregnant. I have been under a LOT of stress lately, however. I can't even remember the last time I was this stressed out. Within the past few days, however, I've been getting like a light, spotting period. But it's a weird one.

Does anyone have any advice?
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Old 06-27-2006, 10:36 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Don't stress out so much?

No, seriously, when you're young and not on birth control, your period can be HIGHLY irregular and weird. It is much more attuned to your mood instead of an artificial outside force. When I was younger, my cycle was very long for a couple of months (which was odd, because I was quite regular, usually 30 day cycles). Turned out it was my best friend's and my cycle getting in tune with each other's.

I really really wouldn't worry about it. Your next period will probably be the heaviest period from hell.
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Old 06-27-2006, 03:28 PM   #15 (permalink)
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:-) Thanks. I've been so worried that I will welcome my next period gladly. lol.
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Old 07-13-2006, 08:08 PM   #16 (permalink)
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I know it's been a while, but I wanted to bump this and see what your doc said.
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:12 PM   #17 (permalink)
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Oh yeah, sorry about that. I meant to post again after all those other tests. Well it's offical now, no thyroid problem, no blood sugar problems, so no diabetes. And I guess he checked a bunch of other things too. I have a pretty high doctor bill now but at least I know what happened. I have been diagnosed with PCOS - Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome. He wanted to put me on Glucophage and the pill, but I asked my doctor to hold off on the meds at first. He said you can control the symptoms with diet and exercise. To help with the periods I did go on the pill. Amazingly after that last appointment w/ my bc prescription in hand I started. Go figure. That led me to believe that a big part of it was stress after I'd missed my first period. That was about a month ago and I'm going to be starting the week of placebo pills tomorrow so I guess we'll see if I start or not. I should though. I did have another appointment this last week with a dietician though. That helped a lot in figuring out how to help me eat a more balanced diet yet lose some weight. The good news was in the last 5 weeks or so I lost 7 pounds. Hey it's a start. That was the one thing my doctor said I had to do no matter what, lose some weight. I admit to not being the smallest woman ever. I've always been curvy but in the last 2 years I packed on a good 50 lbs that has put me at the heaviest I've ever been. My goal is to lose those 50 pounds and then maybe a few more, but as long as I get back to a size 12-14, I'll be pretty happy with that.

Thanks to everyone for reading and posting. I know the smallest things can wreak havoc with the female cycle, but I knew something wasn't right when all this was happening. Now I can adjust my life and move forward towards a newer and better me and pray to God I don't have to go on hormone meds when I decide to have a kid. I'd like one at a time please!
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