Post # 1
Ok so for the past 6 months or probably even longer my period has always been late. I keep track of my period on an app so it tells me when I’m suppose to start and everything. I am always at least a week late, sometimes even longer. Obviously I havent gotten pregnant yet, but the past week I have been getting nauseous at random times and 3 times now I have had to run to the bathroom so I could throw up. I took a pregnancy test 3 days ago and it was negative. I just dont know why I am always late on my period. I am not suppose to get my period for another 2 weeks so would it be dumb to take another pregnancy test now just to make sure my nausea isn’t from that? I am not stressing out about anything for my period to be late every month. Is anyone else going thru the same thing with their periods?
Post # 3
@CourtneyLinR: i’m def not an expert, but it sounds like maybe your cycles are just longer than what the standard for the app is.
Post # 4
I agree. It doesn’t sound like your period is “late” every month, but just that you have longer cycles than the standard or whatever the app is going by. You really can’t judge your own cycles by what the average for everyone is…it’s what the average for YOU is.
See if you can find another app, or just chart your cycle by hand to figure out what is normal for you – cycles range in length for the average woman from 21 days to 35 days+, and I follow a lot of women on the TTC boards who are much longer than that.
Post # 5
I used to frequently go 35 days + between periods. You miught just have a super long or irregular cycle!
Post # 6
@CourtneyLinR: You might want to try out the Fertility Friend app. It takes all of your cycle data and comes up with a cycle average for you. It was by far the most useful app I used to track my cycle & I knew when I was in my fertility window and when I wasn’t. Super useful even if you are not trying to concieve.
Post # 7
I agree with PPs, I don’t think you’re late, I just think you have a longer cycle. If you want to figure out what’s going on with your cycle, I’d suggest you start charting to figure out when you’re ovulating. Then you won’t be confused about whether or not it’s effective to chart or whether or not it’s even possible that you’re pregnant right now. In addition to helping you track your cycle, Fertility Friend also has a great charting course that explains all the basics.