Post # 1
I am so mad at myself because I had my yearly doctor’s appointment today and now I’ve thought of a very important question I should’ve asked… grrr. So now I will ask the bee to see if anyone has experience with this, at least until I can get in touch with my doctor.
My last period came three days late, which is so not normal for me. I have always been able to tell exactly what day I would start on, except for the last three months when they came a day early or late. Well it turns out my mom has not had her period for about three months. She found out last week that she is going through pre-menopause and that is what is affecting her period. Well we have the same doctor and after telling her about my late period, she came to the conclusion that it is probably my mom’s crazy hormones that are affecting me as well because we live together and spend quite a bit of time together. Ok I get that and I stupidly let the conversation end there.
Now that I’m home, I’m wondering if all this is going to affect me for the rest of my time living at home??? Like should I expect crazy periods for the next year? I can’t imagine it would be just a one-time thing but I hope it was.
I really liked my regular periods 🙁
Post # 2
Women can totally pull each other’s cycles off. I don’t know if it happens when you’re on BC or not, but without BC…yep! I used to get yanked off schedule by a few days every time I went home for a longish vacation ;). We settled into a schedule though so it wasn’t always off.
As far as doctors have ever told me, as long as the post ovulation length doesn’t vary by more than 3 days, the pre-O can vary quite a bit and be perfectly normal, so a lot of times periods don’t come exactly on schedule.
My mom is also premenopausal and has periods here, there, and everywhere, but she didn’t pull me off schedule last time we were together for a while. Maybe not all the menopause hormones can do it…not Sure. Interesting question though! Maybe some of the other bees know.
Post # 3
alyssaC: As I’ve been getting older (I’m 33 now), my period decided it was going to keep moving a day back (first placebo pill on Sunday and I used to get my period on Monday). Now most times it waits till about Wednesday night!! I’m much, much lighter than I used to be too. Maybe it’s from being on the pill since I’m 18.
Post # 4
There is no good evidence that women’s cycles affect each other. I’m surprised your doctor said so. It’s likely a myth perpetuated by confirmation bias.
Post # 5
AB Bride: Well I don’t know about evidence or anything but it sure does seem plausible since my period started acting funny right when she stopped getting hers. Seems like an odd coincidence.
Post # 6
I agree it’s possible that your period is affected due to your mom’s changes. I remember when I started getting cramps, my sister did also (she was NOT happy about that)!
I would kill to have a regular cycle though. My periods are completely unpredictable and range between 31-46 days between the start of the cycle over the past 1.5 years I’ve been writing it down. 🙁