Post # 1
I have just gone on my 3rd consecutive period-less month. I have taken multiple at home tests, as well as tests at my doctor’s, all coming back negative for pregnancy.
I’ve not changed my life, routine, or diet. I eat more than enough and do not workout excessively. I am 26 years old and until now, have had regular clockwork-like periods since I was 12. I am on the pill, which I take properly.
Has this ever happened to any of you? Any ideas? I’m becoming very worried.
Post # 2
Birthcontrol (nuva ring) pretty much made my period go away. That or it was so light I didn’t need products and going to pee and wiping was all I needed. Probably just the pill making it non existent. I bet if you stopped taking it things would return to normal. After all… anything you are having isn’t actually a period when you bleed on birth control! Ask your doc.
I stopped using it back in June after 5 years and things are almost back to normal.
Post # 3
Birth control can halt your cycle. A few years back, after a few years of the same birth control, my period got super light and then I started missing a couple. Eventually it freaked me out enough that I requested a switch to a different brand and it came back.
Post # 4
If it’s been three months, you should see your doctor just to confirm everything is ok. Mine stopped for a few months too, my doctors did some blood tests just to rule everything out, and long story short, it was a tumour on my pituitary gland which was messing up my hormones.
I’m not saying this to make you worry even more, chances are it’s absolutely nothing to worry about, but it’s better to check and be sure. In the highly unlikely event that it is something sinister, it’s better to start treatment earlier.
Im totally fine, btw, promptly medicated and making a full recovery.
Post # 5
kittycatcat : Oh no, that’s so scary! I’m so happy to hear that you are making a full recovery *hugs*
I saw my doctor after 1 missed month just because it had never happened before and she didn’t seem concerned. I guess that after 3 missed months, it’s time for another visit.
I hope it’s nothing. Thank you for sharing your story.
Post # 6
lurkingvee : I did just switch to this BC in March, so I’m not sure. It’s so tricky with hormonal BC because there are SO many ways that it affects your body.
Post # 7
morethanyesterday : Thank you x
My doctor did say that they don’t usually get too concerned until it reaches 3 months, then they start looking at reasons. I’m sure it’s probably just related to the BC, but it can’t hurt to ask for a blood test, even if only to put your mind at ease.
Good luck bee! Xx