Post # 1
I’ve always had “normal” periods. They came on time and lasted 5 days then they were over. For most of this year though its been odd. A few times it was a few days late, they’ve been lasting 7 or 8 days, and then twice its stopped and then restarted.
Thats what happened this month (today.) I started on Monday, when I woke up this morning it seemed to had stopped, which would be day 5. But now at 2am its come back full force.
Anyone have any insight?
Post # 3
Are you on birth control? If so, is it a new one this year or has something changed about it?
Are you having sex? If you’re not on a hormonal birth control (say, just using condoms or something) is it possible that you might have had a few early miscarriages? They say that a huge proportion of pregnancies self-terminate before a woman even knows she’s pregnant. If you’re not using a hormonal birth control, it might be worthwhile to try charting for a few months. It would let you see if your cycle is just changing some as you get a bit older or if something else is going on.
Post # 4
I’m not on any birth control. We do use condoms, so theres the slight chance I could have had a miscarriage earlier. But we’ve been holding off on sex for the last two months, so I wouldnt say this month I could attribute it to that.
Post # 5
It still might be worthwhile to chart, but its probably just a normal variation of your body. Have you always been off birth control, or is it a recent thing? The could also have something to do with it as well?
Post # 6
Sounds hormonal to me. You’ll find over the lifetime of your periods (40+ years) that there will be times when you get into one groove (and you see that as “normal”… be that cylce days – length of period – or heaviness etc) then things will change… and that will become the “new normal”… only sometime down the road, things will change again… and so it goes.
My periods in my teens had one pattern. In my 20s another. After kids a third. Thru my 40s they were more like my 20s (nice and predictable… relatively easy). And my 50s are proving out to be totally different from anything I’ve had previously (very little rhyme or reason or pattern… very frustrating)
Hope this helps (somewhat)
Post # 7
Your body changes over time- hormone levels increase and decrease, rythmns change etc. Changes can be natural or caused by outside influences such as foods, drugs and behaviours (exercise, stress, weight fluctuations).
Post # 8
Like they said, hormones. Also lifestyle changes can disrupt your cycle. If you’ve started working out a lot, changed your diet, etc to get in shape for your wedding, you might have some irregularities because of that.
If it persists, I’d go see my doctor and just have them check things out. 🙂