11:55 pm - 06/24/2018

Probably normal, but getting concerned - I recently had some life…

Probably normal, but getting concerned - I recently had some life changes where I switched jobs and was under high stress for a long period of time in the process. Although I had some spotting instead of a full blown period in April, I didn’t get a period at all in May (I have a 30 day cycle and usually lasts 5-6 days, at the end of each month, and pretty regular). I figured it was just the stress and didn’t think much of it. Got my period June 5th and have been on it ever since. It hasn’t been very consistent either, ranges from spotting to full blown menstruation with some clotting. And it’s “fresh” more brightly colored blood. Any advice? I’m waiting for health insurance to kick in on the 1st from the new job I started. Is this just a classic case of stress kicking my ass?

FYI - not on birth control, and haven’t been sexually active since November.
archangelbeth 25th-Jun-2018 04:34 am (UTC)
Probably stress, but definitely worth getting checked to make sure it's just your body going "augh!" I'd go to the doctor with something like, "Here's what's happening; what serious horrible thing could this be that we can rule out?" (Basically, don't panic, do go to the doctor, do figure out how to rule out anything that's serious that Dr Google would throw at you when you went looking in the middle of the night.)

Presuming it's just stress, the doctor might, depending on what seems to be going on, want to put you on hormonal birth control to regularize the cycle. Which... might work. I mean, obviously while you were on it, it'd be likely to take over with the artificial cycle. The trick is if giving your uterus an artificial rise-and-fall of hormones would be something you could do for a short (month or less) duration, and then let the ovaries and whatnot take over again.

Good luck! Sounds really annoying.
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