Post # 1
My period last month came 1-2 days late, which is normal for me. But it was very very light, only requiring a tampon at night to protect my white sheets just-in-case. Now this month came & my period (supposed to come on Thursday) showed up FIVE days late on Tuesday, which hasnt ever happened to me before, and it’s super light again!
I took a pregnancy test (yes I am on birth control, yes I take it regularly) that came out negative, but I’m still worried about what could possibly be going on with my body.
It could be stress related as we just moved (3 months ago), my job is going through a contract transition, my brother’s girlfriend is due to give birth any day now, & my grandpa is falling deeper and deeper into Alzheimer’s…
Could these changes be affecting my body or do you think this is worth a trip to the doctor’s office?? thanks, bees.
Post # 2
EmieBee4: The stress that you have to go through has to be pretty intense for it to affect your period.
But also, this isn’t your period, it’s the pill. Find out what type you are on, first. Depending on the hormones, your body experiences the “withdrawal” period of the placebo differently. For example, I am also on the pill. I take (I can’t remember the name) the kind that has a steady level of low hormones. When I stop taking it, it takes three days for my period to start. By the time I’m starting a new pack, I’m still in my period. Conversely, when I am off the pill, my period comes like clockwork.
The frustrating thing about the pill is that it jacks up your routine so much that you always think you’re pregnant even when there is no possible way of that happening. If you are frustrated, call your doctor and asked to be switched to a different kind. And obviously, the best way to avoid any weird changes in your period schedule any more than you already are is to take the pill the same time every day.
Post # 3
EmieBee4: How long have you been on the pill? One of the side effects of birth control pills is that they lighten periods, so in most cases that is no particular cause for alarm.
Post # 4
EmieBee4: Even the slightest bit of stress throws my period off even though I am on birth control.
Huge paper that is due a few days before my period? Late period or non at all.
Hiccup in the wedding planning? No period or late.
I think it is probably just stress. Try to relax, don’t over think things. Stressing about your period being wonky only makes it worse; trust me, I know!
Post # 5
I had some pretty bad stress two years ago while on BC which caused my period to go haywire. I bled super light for three months then bled straight from December-June. It was the worst. Once the stress started to subside my period went back to normal.
Post # 6
It’s probably the pill. I’ve been on BC for about eight years and at first my period would start right after I finished the pack. Then it would start on Monday, then Tuesday, and for the last year or so it’s been starting on Wednesday (although once it started on Thursday and I got a bit worried). I’m usually done with it by Saturday night. Always super light. I say, enjoy it! The less time I’m on my period, the better.
Post # 7
EmieBee4: that never happened to me until I started planning this wedding. I’ll have a tiny period 2 or 3 months in a row, scare the crap out of me……and then the next period will KILL me. (I’ve been curled up in a ball eating Advil like it is Skittles all day…..). That’s definitely stress related girl….. Bit hey, like the previous PP said, enjoy it!!!!!
Post # 8
EmieBee4: I have gone through a similar problem before, and it was due to high levels and stress and having lower iron levels. Have you gone to the doctor? I would suggest trying a blood test to see if anything comes from it 🙂
Post # 9
My period has become really light to non existant, and I’ve been on the pill for about 8 years. My understanding is that its pretty normal. It could be due to stress too. If you are concerned though you should see your doctor.
Post # 10
what pill are you on? when i was taking BCP, the one they put me on for the last year only gave me periods every 3 months. i occassionally had break through bleeding that came when my period was supposed to be.
call your gyn if you are concerned.