Post # 1
Hey, ladies! I’ve been experiencing some health-related issues for the past couple months, and I have yet to go to the doctor. My FI is getting worried, so I told him I would do a little more research (a.k.a. ask WeddingBee) before making a doctor’s appointment.
Background: I’m not sexually active nor have I ever been, I’m not taking any medication or birth control, and I haven’t changed my eating or exercise habits recently.
It all started in March when I missed my period. I wasn’t too worried about it, but I did experience period-like symptoms (cramps, bloating, etc.) around the time I was supposed to have my period. All of those symptoms came and went, and I didn’t get my period until the end of April–nearly a month and a half after I was supposed to get my period. Everything seemed normal until Day 2 when I realized my period was unusually light. For reference, my period typically lasts 4-5 days. Well… halfway through Day 2, my period was gone, and it didn’t come back. I tried not to worry too much about it, but I told myself I would make a doctor’s appointment if I had any issues with my next period. Surprisingly, my next period came on time (exactly one month later), and everything seemed back to normal until Day 2. My period wasn’t as light as it was the previous month, but it was lighter than usual, and yet again, by the end of Day 2, my period was gone, and it didn’t come back. Now, I’m worried because I haven’t had a regular period in 3 months, and I’m not sure what’s going on!
I keep telling myself to wait another month, but I know I’m just being a coward. I’ve done as much research as I can, and I haven’t found a consistent answer. I’ve gotten everything from stress to thyroid issues to cancer.
Have any of you experienced these symptoms?
Post # 2
have you lost a lot of weight lately? Or under stress? Anything changes to your health lately? Sometimes that can affect your menstral cycle.
Post # 3
mariatcast: I’ve had this problem the last few months. It can be stress-related or related to your eating habits too. You may want to try birth control (if it’s not a religious or ethical issue for you) because it’s supposed to regulate your cycle. My advice, of course, is go to the doctor. I know that it sucks because I tend to put those visits off til I’m dying, but if you’re worried about it, get it checked out. Hope everything is well!
Post # 4
Imadoki: ren89: Thank you for responding! I haven’t really been under any hardcore stress lately, so I don’t think that’s the culprit. I also haven’t lost any weight recently, and I’m neither underweight nor overweight.
Does anyone else have any advice?
Post # 5
I honestly dont’ think a public forum could diagnose your medical condition. Please seek your doctor and let him help you.
I don’t know how old you are but I had the same thing happen around 30 and it sadly was early menopause. It can be sooooo many things, too many to even speculate. Just go see your dr.
Post # 6
mariatcast: Be SURE you get a thyroid test.
Post # 7
mariatcast: stop stalling and go to the gynecologist. Random internet strangers are not going to be able to offer you a diagnosis. It could be nothing or it could be something serious- that will only become more serious the longer you delay treatment
Post # 9
WestCoastV: Ditto. Every time I see one of these threads, I think “What kind of person would take medical advice from strangers on the Internet?”
mariatcast: There are reputable sources of medical information on the net but WeddingBee isn’t one of them.
Do the “Check Your Symptoms “quiz on this website and it will tell you if it is recommended that you see a physician, and in what time frame.
Post # 10
asking strangers on the internet isn’t going to get you anywhere. call the doctor. make an appointment. get real answers, not assumptions from strangers who don’t know anything.
Post # 11
I think you wanted to ask a bunch of women if this was “normal” and have us tell you that it was so you could stop freaking out and not go to the doctor. I get it OP when things go wrong some of us don’t wanna admit that they’ve gone wrong. 🙂
in this case however get your butt to the OB/GYN’s office ASAP! Not because it’s a life threatening condition or because you’re a mutant but bc it’s unusual from your previous cycles!
Post # 12
I also understand why you asked, OP, but… you’ll have much more peace of mind (and such a better chance of a diagnosis, if there is something going on) if you see your doctor.
Earlier this year, my cycles changed in the opposite direction (my periods got heavier) and I stalled much longer than I should have in going to the doctor, trying to rationalize it away.
Post # 13
sharksgrl99: Astra: WestCoastV: julies1949: colorofmyheart: Soon2ElopeBee: romola:
Thank you, ladies! I always planned to go to the doctor. I just wanted to make sure I wasn’t overreacting about my symptoms.
I plan to go to the doctor as soon as possible.
I’ll keep everyone posted!