Post # 1
Hello everyone! I just needed somewhere to vent and to get this out there. Sorry if it is Too Much Information for some!! I have been on birth control for almost ten years now and my period is pretty regular, sometimes more heavy than others. This past month it came a few days late and it lasted three days. On the fourth day, nothing, then the fifth day it came back all day. A few more days passed then it came back again for two days pretty heavy. This was last week, since then I have spotted a little here and there but nothing bad.
I have been very stressed out with work and am getting married in two weeks so my whole life has been crazy and very stressful, but I’m not sure that stress would cause effects like this.
I should add that FH and I have been on pretty opposite work schedules and so busy that we have only had sex liek twice in the past two months, so I don’t think I’m pregnant. Of course this is stressing me out even more than I already am!!
Ugh! I need your help, bees – has anything like this ever happened to any of you? Thanks!
Post # 3
Yes, this has happened to me before, and for me it was all stress. Sounds like it is for you too! Stress can wreak a heckuva lot of havoc on our bodies, even when it doesn’t seem like it is. One way to tell that you’re really stressed is if your period is all wonky. I’ve had ones where it will come and go over 7-8 days, like bleeding for a day and then not, then again, etc. Total stress!
Wedding planning can be rough, especially when you’re only two weeks out! Maybe take some walks, hot baths, see a movie…things to get your mind off the Big Day. It will be awesome regardless of what happens! 🙂
Post # 4
Sounds like stress…
Our bodies are pretty in-tune with what is going on with us emotionally … and that plays havoc with our hormones.
My period was always 28 Days like clockwork…
UNLESS I had a big thing stressing me out on the calendar… including my Wedding.
In which case it could be all over the map…
As you described… missed entirely… or came 2x in one month.
(Lets hope that last one isn’t in store for you with the Wedding & Honeymoon just on the Horizon)
Post # 5
Stress totally does that to your period. I’m on birth control and I was recently very sick (physical stress). I started spotting/having a light period 2 weeks after my last period up until 2 days before my next period was to start, then it stoped, and my period started again on time 2 days later and it was pretty heavy for me. I went to the doctor for my illness (missed 2 whole weeks of work) and she told me that the weird period stuff was pretty normal and it was most likely the physical stress because ‘our hormones, they’re crazy’. It’s probably just the wedding craziness, and hopefully your next period will be normal.
Post # 6
@This Time Round:
Thanks so much guys! You have helped to calm my nerves about this a little. I am almost positive it’s just stress and I am overthinking it and it’s making me crazy!