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Please Help Me. I haven't had my periods for OVER 70 days--NOT PREGNANT.

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  • Posted By: ladylove385
  • January 28, 2008
  • 06:49 PM

I had sex for the first time in October and few times afterwards. I got my periods just ONCE after that. Last Day of Period was November 16th. I haven't had periods since then...it's been over 70 days now. I went to OB/GYN and confirmed that I am NOT pregnant. I have Hypothyroid and have always been irregular with periods but i have NEVER gone this long without periods.

Please suggest anything i can do that would force my periods to come. Has this happened to anyone else? Stopped periods after 1st time Sex? Please help--it's very scary. Never thought I'd actually PRAY to have periods start again! Any advice / suggestion will be very appreciated.

Thanks.:(

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  • I don't think there is really anyway you can force your periods to come, If you hypothyroidism then it could be that. your hormone levels can change when you first become sexually active so it may have just made them a little more irregular. Also it may be worth checking with family members to see if any of them suffered from early menopause as it could be this. Have yo been under a lot of stress worrying?? Because this can also make your periods irregular and you may be worrying without really thinking about it. You may be best goin 2 ur GP to put your mind at ease. Hope this helps
    fonechick1 1 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 08:44 PM
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  • I never get my period. I will get it once a year maybe less. I have Poly Cystic Ovarian Syndrome ( PCOS ). Which is an elevated testosterone level. My levels are like low 90's and should be in the low 50's. I stopped birth control about 5 months and still have not had a period. I just started provera yesterday to for a period. Every 6 months I am taking provera becuase I have bad reactions with birth control. Also with PCOS main symptoms are overweight, acne, a lot of hair... things like that. The only reason they found PCOS in me was becuase of my bloodwork. I show none of the signs although I do put weight on easily I am the least hairy person you will ever met and have negative acne.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 09:52 PM
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  • i too thought about PCOS with the lack of periods and the fact you said they were previously inregular. I'd like to correct thou thou something the other poster said about it.. with PCOS one doesnt always have problems with testerone thou that is very common with the problem. I myself have been diagnosed as having PCOS by a specialist. My PCOS got diagnosed via the following... I had irregular periods, long menstrational cycle, along with much period pain during them, also bad mood swings which were menstral cycle related. So doctor had my hormones tested. My hormonal blood tests came back in normal range for AMOUNTS of hormones, so the doctor sent me to a specialist seeing he couldnt work out what was wrong. Specialist thou when she looked at the hormonal tests, thought i had PCOS right away, due to my hormonal tests which in fact did came back abnormal as the RATIOS of my hormones..where in fact in wrong ratios. (In my case my FSH and LH were in a reversed ratio to what they should of been.. thou the amounts.. if just comparing amounts of hormones.. where within normal ranges.). Due to this to further confirm PCOS which she thought i had.. I got sent for ultrasound on my ovaries.. which clearly showed the "ring of pearl effect".. too many eggs developing all at once. This happens in PCOS I suggest to look up PCOS and see if you have any of the other symptoms of it. Missing a couple of periods thou could be just stress related.. but seeing your periods are usually irregular, I suggest to make sure your doctor checks your hormone levels.. and if there is still issues... make sure you get to see a specialist. (If you are young thou and only first got your period within past couple years.. maybe it's just your body still adjusting to getting periods etc). Also be aware that it's quite common to miss a period if you have any kind of major change in your life (even a positive life change can have one miss a period). So if you have just started to be sexually active.. it may just be that which has caused it.. and things will then settle down.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 29, 2008
    • 03:07 AM
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  • Thank you so much for everyone's reply. I will have my doctor check me for PCOS. Is it very critical? Will I still be able to have children if I am diagnosed with PCOS? I am only 25 yrs old--is it possible to have these diseases so early in life? Hypothyroid and now this period thing...it's completely messed up my body! It's so frustrating.
    ladylove385 3 Replies
    • January 29, 2008
    • 02:06 PM
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  • Your symptom is called amenorrhea; there are 242 causes known for this medical complaint. Hypothyroidism is listed as a cause of amenorrhea :D http://wrongdiagnosis.com/h/hypothyroidism/symptoms.htm#symptom_list Information on amenorrheahttp://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/sym/amenorrhea.htm causes of amenorrheahttp://www.wrongdiagnosis.com/symptoms/amenorrhea/causes.htm ;) BTW Are you getting enough nutrtionally?What is your diet like? List of symptoms of Hypothyroidism from WD (this website):The list of signs and symptoms mentioned in various sources for Hypothyroidism includes the 20 symptoms listed below: Vague symptomsThyroid deficiency (HYPOTHYROIDISM) :DSluggishnessTirednessSlow speechHoarsenessCold sensitivityDepressionForgetfulnessDry hairDry skinReduced appetiteConstipationIncreased menstrual flowGoitreSounds like you need to get back in to the dr and get your thyroid levels checked out as well as the rest of your body.... that long without a period and being that you have hypothyroidism I d check that first. But anemia and other illnesses can also screw up your cycle. And also get in to the OB/GYN to eliminate other causes of amennorhea. Don't wait.... get in to a dr as you have went more than two months without menstration. 25 yrs old... you are two young for menopause usually, so something is up. Don't wait around and delay getting treatment before your ability to have children gets compromised. Take care and let us know what the dr or drs figure(s) out and if any txs help. This is a common complaint here.... others will want to learn from you.;) Thank you so much for everyone's reply. I will have my doctor check me for PCOS. Is it very critical? Will I still be able to have children if I am diagnosed with PCOS? I am only 25 yrs old--is it possible to have these diseases so early in life? Hypothyroid and now this period thing...it's completely messed up my body! It's so frustrating.
    TaylorDeelwithit 382 Replies
    • January 30, 2008
    • 06:36 PM
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  • Thank you so much for everyone's reply. I will have my doctor check me for PCOS. Is it very critical? Will I still be able to have children if I am diagnosed with PCOS? I am only 25 yrs old--is it possible to have these diseases so early in life? Hypothyroid and now this period thing...it's completely messed up my body! It's so frustrating. "How Common Is PCOS? Polycystic ovary syndrome is the most common hormonal disorder occurring in women during their reproductive years. It’s thought that 4% to 10% of all women have the disorder. However, since many women don’t know they have polycystic ovarian syndrome or some aspect of it, the actual number probably exceeds 10%. Polycystic ovarian syndrome is one of the leading causes of infertility. Symptoms frequently start to show up soon after puberty. " PCOS occurs in young women and being the most common hormonal disorder.. that is why a couple of us here have suggested you get checked for it. Dont stress.. if just a change in your life did cause the missed period(s), stress may cause you to miss another one. Just go to doctors and get checked to make sure you havent got PCOS. If one does have PCOS.. it can be very important to know about it, as it's an metabolic disorder (it can affect more than just reproduction), so affects many body systems so certain other things then need to be watched out for eg diabetes. Maybe your whole issue is just due to your hypothyroid?? so see your doctor.
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies
    • January 31, 2008
    • 07:37 AM
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  • Well...i'm on my 93rd day WITHOUT my peiods. I have a Dr.'s Appointment in 6 days so let's see what she has to say about this. I am getting sooooo frustrated now! I really want to have a baby but we can't until i ovulate, which can't happen until i have my periods! I'll keep you guys in the loop! Pray for me....please...please...please.. :) Thanks again!!!
    ladylove385 3 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
    • 08:11 PM
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  • Well...i'm on my 93rd day WITHOUT my peiods. I have a Dr.'s Appointment in 6 days so let's see what she has to say about this. I am getting sooooo frustrated now! I really want to have a baby but we can't until i ovulate, which can't happen until i have my periods! I'll keep you guys in the loop! Pray for me....please...please...please.. :) Thanks again!!! Please look into acupuncture and Chinese herbal medicine. It is BRILLIANT for all gynocological issues, including amenorrhea and PCOS! It can really help you gently regulate your periods, without the use of birth control or hormones. Please consider this form of medicine - it works!!! Best wishesDOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 14, 2008
    • 10:16 PM
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  • i havent had my period for 71 days now either. never had sex so that cant' be it, but ive had problems like delayed periods and early periods before but not this bad. ive looked into it and ive found that if you durastically change your exercise routine or have became very active it can cause it which is probably my problem because i always stop once i start a big sport. also it could be caused by alot of stress. try drinking 3-4 glased of parsley tea throughout the day. ginger also helps, and you might wan to take extra calcium pills or eat more dairy because your body doesn't have enough estrogen. hope this helps!!<3
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