(Closed) Could stress cause my period to be this screwy?

posted 6 years ago in Wellness
Post # 3
12247 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2013

I’m sure it’s just irregularity from stress!

Post # 4
8 posts

Stress causes that or prevents menses from occurring. That’s why many women go on birth control to control it. Obviously that has its sideffects as well. 

Post # 5
2367 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: April 2018

Stress around the time of ovulation DEFINITELY affects your period.

I’ve never heard of it causing a period to come so soon, but I know for a fact that it can definitely delay a period, and I’ve experienced that multiple times. Whenever I’m under a lot of constant stress, I can expect my period to be a full week late. (Thank GOD my period came this morning- only a day late. I get married on Saturday so I really needed it to be on time!)

I’m sure an early period could be an effect, too, though.

Post # 6
1805 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

Ugh my period was a week and a half late this month from stress and when I finally did get it I was an emotional mess. I think you definitely are having these issues from stress!

Post # 7
4311 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: November 1999

Yes!!! This has happened to me a couple of times before.

Post # 8
216 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Yes. I married young (this is my 2nd time around) and during my divorce, didn’t have a period for 3 months due to stress.

Over Christmas, I lost someone very close to me, very tragically and suddenly, and didn’t menstruate either. Odd thing was, when I did start again, it was on the same day as his sister..who lives across the country…a month later.

Improper diet can do it too.

Post # 9
445 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2013

I was extremely stressed out a few years ago with school and other things, so while being on the pill I ended up spotting for an entire month after my period.  I ended up having an ultrasound (I have PCOS but I’m not supposed to get cysts while on birth control pills) and it was normal, they weren’t sure why I ended up bleeding like that, especially since I was on the pill, but I was definitely not pregnant.

Unfortunately, stress really can mess with your period.  I would just keep an eye on it and take the pregnancy test if need be.

Post # 10
488 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

Yes, it’s stress. I’m in school 10 hours away from my hometown, and traveling back and forth always makes me skip a period or have two. Alas, technology has not quite advanced enough to give us complete control over our bodies.

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