Early menopause at age 23??

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
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1619 posts
Bumble bee

@pictureaccount:  Slow down, take a breath, stop jumping to the worst (and unlikely) conclusion that you can imagine.  You’re going to the doctor tomorrow and you’ll have a much better idea about what’s going on at that point. 

Inhale….hold it….Exhale

Post # 5
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: November 1999

I think you’re putting the cart before the horse. Just wait and see what the doctor says. 

Worrying about the unknown is unproductive.

Post # 6
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Bumble bee

@pictureaccount:  Yes, I agree that 1% is not exactly rare, but chances are 99% that it’s not you, and those are pretty good odds in your favor. 

Post # 8
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2013

All of this stress you are causing yourself over extremely unlikely illnesses is probably causing your periods to be late! I think it might benifit you to seek some counseling about this. You’re going to worry yourself to death.

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

Oh my goodness, honey, try to calm down! Breathe. It could be stress-related or any number of things. Just see what the doctor has to say. I know it’s hard, because I’m the type to freak out an assume the worst sometimes, too. Good luck. (And stay off WebMD and other medical sites! They’ll convince you that you have the plague when it’s a common cold.)

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I stopped having periods for almost a year as a teenager. Doctors gave me hormones and my cycle started again. There was no reason for it, and nothing wrong. Even as an adult, I would occasionally skip periods. I wouldn’t worry about it too much.

Post # 11
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2014

I highly doubt you’re having early menopause. Have you researched side effects of LoEstrin Fe? MANY women lose their period entirely when on this pill. If you were having early menopause you would likely have many other symptoms(hot flashes, vaginal dryness, etc). 

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

If you’re in early menopause (which I highly, highly doubt), your doctor would be able to prescribe you supplemental synthetic hormones which should alleviate some of the things you’re worried about.

You’re on the pill which means you don’t ovulate. Your “period” on the pill isn’t really a period — it’s bleeding resulting from the birth control hormones leaving your system. It has nothing to do with fertility or menopause. I wouldn’t worry until you talk to your doctor.

Post # 14
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

You are not in early menopause. Well maybe there is like a .00001% chance you are but you’re not.

Don’t worry. You will still be hot for the foreseeable future.

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I can’t believe only one person has mentioned this before, we really do need to educate ourselves more on our bodies:

when you’re taking the pill, you don’t have a period. You have bleeding, but it is not a period. You don’t ovulate and your uterus doesn’t build up lining that needs to be expelled.

 

have you even read the box of your pills?

spotting as opposed to bleeding and missed “periods” are completely normal

Post # 16
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Busy bee

I skip periods every so often due to stress and my body doing its own thing. A tip: bodies don’t actually adhere to our social calendars… I am never regular on a speciic date. Sometimes I get mine 28 days, other times I get them 6 weeks after the last.  It’s how it is.  But, it’s worth getting checked out to put your mind at rest.

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