Reasons for no period…other than pregnancy?

posted 3 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
976 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

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
2322 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: February 2014

@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
573 posts
Busy bee

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
4760 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

It’s pretty normal to not get a period when on the pill. I wouldn’t sweat it.

Post # 9
4367 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Stress does it to me!

Post # 10
1087 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Diet, change in routine, illness, stress.


Post # 11
8677 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

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
528 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

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
2132 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@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
124 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@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
1466 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

@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!

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