Post # 1
I am on the pill, so my period comes like clockwork. I even know the time of day I am going to get it. However, it stopped coming. I have done home pregnancy tests and gone to the doctor for a blood test to confirm – I am not pregnant.
People have said “stress” but that makes no sense because my period isn’t a real or true period given I am on the pill. I am starting to wonder if something is wrong with me. My doctor said to just “wait for my period.” Well, thanks.
Anyone else experienced this? It’s been 2 months :-
Post # 3
There can be boatloads of reasons, stress, lack of sleep, etc. I didn’t have my period for over 2 years when I was in my early twenties (eating disorder), I never got that thin but I was extremely malnourished. Hopefully your body figures out what’s up soon.
Post # 4
@MrsPanda99: I had a similar situation recently, after 4-6 months on Loestrin 24 I stopped getting my period regularly. I missed a month, had a very light one, missed another month, had a very light one, you get the idea. I went to the doctor recently and she told me low-dose pills often cause your period to stop entirely. I went off it last month and got my period like usual right on time. Your doctor can give you a blood test to confirm there isn’t any problem hormonally but mine essentially told me it’s a common side effect.
SCARED THE CRAP OUT OF ME THOUGH! Seriously, shouldn’t they put that in big red letters on the box? I took a total of 4 tests over the course of two months…
Post # 5
Stress is the culrpit in my case: sometimes delays things. I also saw on a documentary once that people who become under a certian weight suffer amenorea (SP?) which means periods stop because you are not nourished enough.
So I think the list can include: stress, diet, weight, illness, medication
Post # 6
It’s pretty normal to not get a period when on the pill. I wouldn’t sweat it.
Post # 7
@jennmariee: Oh, that just made me feel a million times better. I am on a low dose pill or “mini pill.” You would think those would have fewer side effects, and you would also think they would warn you! Fiance and I keep thinking we are pregnant, lol.
Post # 8
@RunnerBride13: Really? The doctor said that too. I’ve been on it for 12 years so you think I would have noticed before now :- I guess my body is late to catch on.
Post # 10
Diet, change in routine, illness, stress.
Post # 11
Stress absolutely can change your period while on the pill. It’s a huge reason why my period started wicked early a few months back on my withdrawl pills and now it’s back on track.
Hormonal changes (Even ones that don’t pertain to your sexual hormones), mineral/vitamin deficiancy, change in sleep/wake cycle, change in diet, illness, and sometimes on the pill you can stop having periods completely. Just the way your body works.
Post # 12
That is pretty strange. Just because you’re on hormonal BC doesn’t mean that your regular hormones, which can definitely be impacted by stress, don’t still play into your cycle. Is your doctor a general practioner or a gynecologist? If you aren’t satisfied with the care (or lack thereof) s/he is giving you, get a second opinion from a different gynecologist (not a GP).
Post # 13
@MrsPanda99: I was on the mini pill for a bit and I really disliked it. It can really change your cycle, especially when you think about the fact that you’re always taking the hormone pills. You never have that sugar pill week that tricks your body into having a “period.” So don’t stress, it will come! And even though it’s not a “real period” stress can totally have an affect on your cycle. Your body reacts in mysterious ways! I recently went through something similar to this, and as soon as I managed to relax about it all, period showed up the next day!
Post # 14
@MrsPanda99: This happend to me! However, I was sans period for 8 months and finally gave up on the “stress” reason. I too thought it was my BC and decided that maybe I messed up my cycles so I decided to go sans BC as well for a few months.
Then I was told it was stress…
But after 8 months I gave up and decided to do something about it. It turned out that I have PCOS, which causes your egg to stay in your overy, and therefore never ovulating, causing you to not need to have a period. I was going crazy until I finally made an appt with my gyno (it took so long because I changed insurances, which is why I waited so long months). Do some research into PCOS, and make an appt with the gyno!!
Post # 15
@MrsPanda99: It happened to me in high school, although irregularity is pretty regular then 😉 typically I noticed this when I didn’t sleep enough. Stress can mean so many things- emotional stress, big life change (positive or negative!), lack of sleep, lack of nutrition, lack of or too much exercise, and more.
If it won’t get better I might suggest that you seek out a naturopathic doctor or chiropractor specializing in women’s health or nutrition. The reason I say nutrition is even if you think you are eating healthy they are the experts who can figure out if there’s something wrong in your diet that you wouldn’t know about based on general nutrition info available to the public.
I hope you get better!
Post # 16
@Audrey2_sings: I didn’t know that. If that’s the case, then maybe it is stress because my dad is ill and work is not going well. I will just try not to think about it and maybe it will come 🙂
Also, I never thought I’d miss my period. Usually I hate those 3 days!! Lol.