Post # 1
I’ve been on the pill for years and I’ve always gotten my period within 3-5 days of my placebo week. This cycle, I completley missed my period. This has never happend to me before. Today is Sunday, and I was supposed to get it on Wednesday/Thursday-ish. I did miss my last 2 pills of the pack becasue I was out of town and totally forgot, otherwise, I’ve taken them fairly regularly. I took one test yesterday and it came back negaitve. I’ll be taking a second one this evening. This is just so out of character for me so I’m super paranoid. It’s not the best time for me to be pregnant, given my wedding and honemoon are in about nine/ten months lol
Lifestyle changes? I’ve been trying to lose weight for the wedding so I’ve been working out regularly for about 3 months. I’ve been losing weight but not anything super rapidly (15 lbs over 3-4 months). I’ve been counting calories as well and they’re a bit more restricted than over the years but again, nothing crazy. 2 cycles ago, I had a 16 day period because I was trying the keto diet, which I have since stopped. My last cycle was completley normal and now I missed my period.
Has anyone experienced anything like this? Should I see a doctor/should I worry?
Post # 2
At the end of my junior year of college this same thing happened to me. I was really freaked out, convinced I was pregnant and that I would have a baby in my senior year. I took several tests and they were all negative. Then I went to the doctor and they did a test which was also negative. The doctor told me that sometimes when you have been on the pill for several years in a row your body just skips a period. This was about 15 years ago so birth control pills might have changed since then, but that might be what’s happening for you. You could ask your doctor to do a blood test, which is more reliable than the home urine tests.
Post # 3
This started happening to me after 7-8 years on the pill. I would just randomly miss periods. I wouldn’t worry too much about it if you are taking them carefully.
Post # 4
That is the thing about the pill… you will miss a period here and there. But be sure to get a blood test just to put your mind at ease.
Post # 5
This happened to me and FREAKED me out. When it happened, I was on the pill for about 5 years. Sometimes you literally just.. miss a period. Weirdest thing. Don’t freak. If you are not having any other symptoms regarding pregnancy, it’s likely just a fluke. If you’re concerned or have questions though, always reach out to your doctor.
Post # 6
You could do another test in a week or so to be sure.
Post # 7
I randomly miss periods all the time – like my period hasn’t been regular for 7 years (I’m 23). If you’re super worried about pregnancy maybe go get a blood test just to ease your mind, but otherwise I wouldn’t worry. Diet changes are one of the #1 causes of missed periods!
Post # 8
- Wedding: September 2019 - City, State
If you missed a couple of pills it totally throws everything off. I was on the pill for so many years and it would always happen to me. That’s why it is so important to try and remember to take them everyday around the sametime.
Post # 9
This has also happened to me and I read the internet like crazy and yes missing your last two and first two pills of your pack highly increase risk of pregnancy but if you missed your last two then chances are if you were to fall pregnant it would most likely be after your placebo week (your placebo week is 7 pill free days that you are still safe from pregnancy, missing last two or first two however,could cause you to ovulate.)
With that being said, it is most likely you are just missing your period now. I have been on the pill for 10 years and I always got my period on the Sunday through Friday and now it comes Wednesday right through to Wednesday even though I’m 4 days into a new pack! If the test is negative I’m 99.9% sure you are not but just incase, hold off for another week and test again.
Post # 10
My period slowed to almost nil after being on it for several years with a regular period (albeit a light one).
Our cycles tend to change over time plus weight loss, increased exercise, stress and diet changes are some of the major factors that can disrupt or change it – even if it’s not TOO dramatic. Don’t stress!
Post # 11
This happened to me after being on the pill for years, however I didn’t get a period for like 6 months, and no I was not pregnant. Sometimes your body adapts to the pill and this starts to happen. For me they had to change my pill, and they suggested it wasn’t now working as it should. I would definitely consult with your doctor. And also take your pregnancy test in the morning (your first urine) as that is when you are most likely to detect a pregnancy. In the evening you are much less likely and it could end up giving you a false negative. Either way consult your doctor!