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    luvsterriers
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    I can't be near pre menopause I'm not even close to 40 yet. But I don't want to have children nor get married. I did have a boyfriend and did wanted to marry him and have a family, but that was when I was young and naive. I was in my 20s then. I was thinking of seeing this Catholic OBGYN clinic and perhaps making a list of when I got my periods since Sep 2010. I double checked and sure enough they range from 27-30 days. Effexor XR really screwed up my cycle. I wonder if acupuncture causes periods to become irregular, whether doing it and then stopping. He put the needles around the ovaries and bladder area. Perhaps the needles screwed them up? I always get stressed out around my cycle too. Things at work are so busy and there are months that is much worse. But still my periods come 27-30 days. Its day 33 and nothing. I'm praying for God to please let me get something. When I see it down there I feel happy, young and healthy. What is going on? I'm too young for night sweats and hot flashes! Some of my relatives had children well into their 40s. I'm so sad. Please God please.

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  • waterflow
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    I have never been married, no kids, 5' 4" and I used to be 128 pounds before all the wonderful meds but my period was just like clock work like yours. With getting older it was less and less on time and now that I am in pre-menopause I have no clue when it will be or how long it will even last or finally stop. (I'm 46 years old). I was told when you age things change in there so it no longer stays at so many days apart. One time in my early twenties I skipped a month and started thinking could I be pregnant even though I had't had sex? I know stupid huh but I thought how could it skip? Wasn't going to doctors back then but it came back (oh the thrill of it coming back ) and was normal days again. My period started when I was 11 years old and the cramping was awful and got worse with age. The very first day it started I soooooooooo wanted a hystercytomy done but didn't thinking I would have kids but never did. My gyno told me there is some kind of procedure they do ( I can't even begin to spell it) where they scrap the lining of the urterus. That way you never have another period but you also can't have a baby after that. I thought about it but then thought no. I've gone this long suffering every month and I think of myself as coming in the stretch of the Miserable Mother Nature race.
    Seems strange to hear someone say they never want sex too. I feel the same way now and have for the last few years but not sure if that is due to the IC partly but the thought to me now of it turns my stomach.

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  • luvsterriers
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    I think the latest I ever had it in the past was 33 days. I was on Effexor XR for almost a year for anxiety. That medication screwed up my periods. Either came late, was lighter, or didn't last as long. I'm not on any new medications. I always get stressed out when 28 days pass and nothing. Its really bad. I'm a total perfectionist and want to get periods every 28 days not one day late or one day early. Maybe I have OCD? If I don't get it every 28 days I get so depressed and I pray. Its as if I got a death sentence. It's really awful! I am only 33. I am too young to per menopuase. I'm not obese either. I take care of myself. I was 34 days in March. I was supposed to get March 11th, since I got it February 11th. But I got it March 17th. So I'm on day 32 and NOTHING. I'm so sad and want to cry but I'm holding back the tears. I was tempted to ask the female security guard downstairs if her periods are irregular. I know professional athletes, super models probably have irregiular periods due to playing sports and because super models are already thin enough. Do BC pills make periods more normal? I hate medications. I also have tiny fibroids but not sure where they rest. They don't bother me at all. When I get periods I don't roll over in pain. I take Aleve or Tylenol and the cramps go away. Fibroids are bad though. I was seriously thinking of getting rid of all my womens parts that way I don't have to worry about getting anything serious down there. The only OBYN place I will go for any womens issues is this Catholic pro life clinic. The staff are all Catholic church goers and the NP asked me last time I went if I asked Jesus for help. Prayers work.

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  • kadi
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    Stress can definitely make a period late. I've also found that as I've gotten older, my periods are less regular than they used to be. I use the bc pill to reduce IC flares and reduce my PMS and cramps, not for birth control. I used to stop the pill once a month and 24 hours later, wham - I'd have a period. Now it's usually 4 days later that my period starts. This last month, I almost gave up on it after a week off-pill (did have the headache and cramps) and then the period started that night. My flow is also much lighter than it used to be, but my friends tell me their periods got heavier in their forties. My gynecologist just shrugs and says everyone is different and most women have changes of some sort in their forties.

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  • luvsterriers
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    Periods :(

    I am in my 30s and never married and never had children. I was wondering if any of you ladies in your 30s have periods that are not normal. I have generally been every 28 days. It's strange. How many of you have periods that are so perfect each month that they will every 28 days? I did try acupuncture for the IC for 4 months, but I don't think acupuncture causes periods to be irregular. I know that certain anti depression/anti anxiety medications can make them irregular but I'm not on them. Could stress or overwhelming feelings cause it? I don't care if I never get married or never become a mom. That would be so much worse for me. I read about PCOS but I don't think I have it. I read the symptoms and no one on mom's or dad's family have had that issue. I freak out when 28 days pass. I got my period March 17th so that means April 14th I should have started, right? I don't want to take birth control pills. I rather not take any medications. At the acupuncture the doctor said that he can not only cure the IC but also my acid reflux. I take Nexium for the acid reflux, and I get no side effects from it. That's about the only oral medication I take. I'm not overweight or underweight. I'm 5'4, 128 pounds. I have yet to go to OBGYN. The last time I went to one the doctor gave me info on sex therapy, and I was highly upset over that. I don't want to have sex EVER! It may sound strange but I truly don't want to engage in that behavior. There is a Catholic OBYN near me that I can go to. Its just with this bladder issue having anything go down there would be painful. I did kept a chart from Sep 2010 and wrote down the dates of first period of each month. It's 28-30 days. I am on Day 31 today and nothing! Could ovarian cysts or cancers cause late periods??
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