Post # 1
I first started my period 8 years ago and I have always had a very regular month to month and went right back on track after having my baby. For some reason I am almost 2 weeks late and all the tests I have taken came up negative. I am fairly stress free, I’m not on birth control (he is using protection), and…as the tests have told me…I’m not pregnant. I don’t have insurance and no money to go to the doctors. Does anyone have any ideas of what might be going on?
Post # 3
have you changed your diet or started working out?
Post # 4
No…and I haven’t gained or lost a lot of weight recently either. This has me really confused.
Post # 5
It could be stress or possibly the pregnancy hormones haven’t fully kicked in yet.
Post # 6
You mentioned having a baby—how long ago was that, and are you breastfeeding? The hormones from lactation can inhibit ovulation and make you amenorrhic (not getting a period).
Also, it is possible that you are having an anovulatory cycle (it happens, randomly) or that ovulation was delayed, which would delay menstruation. Have you been sick lately? Or taken a bunch of painkillers (anti-inflammatory drugs like ibuprofen and aleve can delay ovulation)?
Post # 7
My son is almost 7 months old andafter the initial bleeding I went right back on track. I did breast feed for the first 2 months but had to stop because of my managers at work. I had a cold recently but nothing major. It was just some coughing and a sore throat but it went away quickly and I NEVER take ANY pills unless I have to.
I don’t think it was an anovulatory cycle because it said you bleed durring them just don’t release eggs with the blood.
Post # 8
@confused24: I know this is off topic, but why would the managers at your work make you stop breastfeeding? This doesn’t sound right.
Post # 9
I was wondering the same thing about the managers…
Post # 10
The manager made me stop breastfeeding because I had to take an extra long break one day to pump because our maintanence person was cleaning the only room we can use the electric pump in. She took 20 minutes to clean it plus I had my 15 minutes to pump so instead of a 15 minute break I was in the back for 35 minutes. He didn’t like that very much.
Post # 11
Hey, I don’t know where you live, but if there’s a Planned Parenthood near you, you can get very low cost (or even free) gynecological care. Even though they’re known for abortion, most of what they do is routine reproductive health care.
If there’s not, there might be other low cost or free clinics around.
Post # 12
@confused24:your manager can’t make you stop breastfeeding. i would talk to your HR department and your EEO representative.
Post # 13
I haven’t had children but I know I can be regular for a long time and then randomly it will change from time to time. I would say wait a little longer and if it still doesn’t come, you should really look at going to PP to get checked out. Until then you could just be extra careful in case you are pregnant.