Post # 1
I have long cycles. Its not surprising for me to go 38 days. My PMS has gotten worse since we’re married (more intense, cramps, moodier, etc) This past week I’ve had the worst PMS, but no period at all. I’m now at 42 or 43 days. I took a pregnancy test this morning, it was negative. I’ve had PMS for a week (it usually lasts a day or two for me) I am not on BC (never have been, because of the hormones) And we aren’t TTC.
So now I’m kinda freaked out. Is there something I can do? Something I can take? Will I just be late? Could the test be wrong?
Post # 3
Hard to say … do you know when (if) you ovulated? Do you chart?
You might want to read Taking Charge of Your Fertility and look into charting your temperatures for a few months to get a sense of when you ovulate. If your periods are irregular and you don’t know how many days past ovulation you are, it’s hard to say whether it might be a false negative.
Post # 4
I was very late twice in the past 6 months. The first time I went 55 days between periods which was extremely late for me. I usually have 24 to 30 day cycles. I took a home pregnancy test at a week late and went to the doctor on an unrelated appointment a few days later. She did another test that was negative and gave me a note to get a blood test if I missed my next one as well. She thought it was probably stress which is what it turned out to be (I just started a new relationship). I had a 40 day cycle last month when I lost my job.
Go see your doctor if you’re concerned at all or if the tests continue to be negative and no AF
Post # 5
I feel you…I am going through the same thing! If it goes on much longer it might be worth it to go to the doctor and have them do a blood test. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that my long cycle is just stress related, so I’ll keep them crossed for you too!
Post # 6
@KCKnd2: I’m about 90% sure that I’m not pregnant. I’ve heard of the book but never read it, I’ll look into it! Thanks!
@LarLa: Its probably stress. I’ve been a little stressed recently and had little sleep a few nights in a row due to DHs work. But I didn’t know I was THAT stressed. 🙂
@Audrey2_sings: Fingers crossed for you too!! 🙂
Post # 7
I’m having the EXACT same problem, and I’m due to get married July 6. I’m usually pretty regular (between 21 and 35 days) and had severe PMS symptoms starting a week ago, but I’ve only spotted for the past 3 days (which, if a period, would be 37 days) and now it has stopped. Everyone is telling me it is stress, even though I don’t feel particularly stressed out, but I’m reading that some disorders that cause it could cause infertility, or that it could even be early menopause.
Post # 8
I went of BC for about 2 years because of no insurance. I was normal for several months and then when I swapped jobs and went to a midnight-8am shift in a VERY stressful job I started skipping periods and when I did have them they were hell.
Going back on BC is what regulated me back out. Is there a reason you aren’t on BC aside from the hormones? And is that because you are against hormones or because they make things worse?
Post # 9
@Quorina: Gah. I’ve never heard of that! I’d say its probably stress. I dont feel extremely stressed right now, but I dont know any other reason why I’d be skipping this month either. Good luck!
@kryren: I’m not on BC because of the side effects. I know they work for some people, and even considered taking them but I also can’t afford them.