[identity profile] herminia.livejournal.com posting in [community profile] menstrualhut
My period is now one day later than it has been in the two years I've been casually tracking my cycle. My cycles vary in length from 29-34 days and today is day 35. I once had a cycle (last July-August) that ran 45 days, but I was just returning from Tanzania with a serious case of food poisoning at that time, so that made sense to me that it was so incredibly late.

I've been fighting off a sinus infection since early May. My last period came on time and was normal. I thought that I ovulated 14-15 days after my last period, but then I had increased discharge that looked like the discharge I get at ovulation AGAIN about a week later (days 19-20). I started having cramps and back pain, as I always do, on day 28 and the cramps and pain continued through this morning and now seem less painful this afternoon. I feel like I had an invisible period. My breasts still feel swollen, as they do during PMS, but hurt slightly less today. My boyfriend and I use condoms and haven't had any issues. I took a pregnancy test first thing in the morning on day 32 and it was negative, but if I ovulated later than I thought, it may have been a false negative...

Anyway, I'm just really freaking out. I've never gone this long without a period. I've been very stressed the past two weeks (facing a potential move across the country), low-core sick the past month, and I suspect I may have lost a few pounds. I am very thin naturally (5'6"/105 pounds) and when I last weighed myself, I was hovering around 100 pounds. I'm not sure how this happened, since I"ve been eating very healthfully as always.

It's possible that a slight dip in my weight + stress + illness have conspired to make my period late. I am just nervous about pregnancy at this point, and I know no one can reassure me there until I take another pregnancy test later this week.

I guess I'm seeing who else has had experiences like this to reassure myself until I test again.

Thanks in advance.

Date: 2010-06-13 09:01 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] uozlulu.livejournal.com
Have you considered getting your estrogen, testosterone, and androgen levels tested? Sometimes you can be missing periods for more serious reasons than stress.

Date: 2010-06-13 09:28 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] ashes-to-roses.livejournal.com
caffeine does this to me.

Date: 2010-06-14 01:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] herongrrrl.livejournal.com
Sometimes that ovulation discharge is just a sign that your body is ramping up to ovulate, and it can come and go until you finally do drop the egg. With all the stress you've been through, that sounds like the most reasonable explanation. Doesn't make it suck less, though, I've BTDT so I know. Hang in there, and I hope AF pays you a visit soon!

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