Women's Health Community
Sudden irregular period
About This Community:

A community for people with Women's Health-related concerns. Ask a question, join a conversation, share experiences.

Font Size:
A
A
A
Background:
Blank
Blank
Blank
Blank Blank

Sudden irregular period

I am 19 year old female with no other diagnosed medical conditions. I had first started my period at age 11 and for 8 years it has always been spot on time! however in the last 6 months for some inexplicable reason it's been skipped 3 months. I have not changed eating habits or suffered any traumatic experiences nor have i lost or gained any weight. I am definitely not pregnant. I've been suffering period pain and moodiness with the absence of a period of course. I visited a doctor and they were adamant it was just 'stress' however i haven't experienced any sort of stress lately (ive just been on holidays). I have not been tested for polyscystic ovaries sydnrome. I'm posting this because i am never irregular like this and all my blood tests came back negative (pregnancy, liver, std etc). I am also curious to see if anyone else my age is experiencing this before i seek any further medical professionals. (its really frustrating an uncomfortable!!)
2 Comments Post a Comment
Blank
973741 tn?1342346373
Hi there and welcome.  ugh, sorry to hear this.  When I was in my 20's, I had hypothyroidism or a slow thyroid as well as I produced too much estrogen.  This caused my period to actually only come once every three to four months.  BuT< I'd get PMS at the regular time and then suffer it all the way until my period decided to show!  Really a rough time!!

My hormones regulated on their own without medical intervention (IE: drugs) but was working with my doctor on it.  I was close to beginning medication to regulate things but didn't.  

They may decide to start you on the pill to help regulate you.  

Our hormones can be wacky and just get out of sync.  Still never knew what threw mine off.  However, there is some theory regarding a slow thyroid and mild depression.  If you are mildly depressed, you often have hypothyroidism and if you have hypothyroidism, you often become mildly depressed.  I worked on the depression angle----  briefly took a low dose of an ssri during this period of time in which my periods were irregular.  I really don't know if this is what helped correct things for me.  It's all just theory but interesting none the less.  Any low level depression going on with you??  
Blank
Business woman1
I also suggest getting your Thyroid-Stimulating Hormone (TSH) levels drawn.  The blood test would show either an over (hyper) or under (hypo) active thyroid.  My daughter has been suffering with this since she was 16, she is now 30 but still has to be checked and have her Synthroid (medication) adjusted regularly.  Check out this site for more info on Hypo and Hyper thyroidism.  http://www.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/thyroid-stimulating-hormone-tsh

Good Luck and Good Health to you.
Blank
Post a Comment
To
Recent Activity
2066718 tn?1431147169
Blank
TTC2006 commented on photo
2 hrs ago
2020005 tn?1464196836
Blank
Des_a_rae, and KTowne commented on Des_a_rae's status
3 hrs ago
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
specialmom commented on specialmom's status
4 hrs ago
Blank
Menstrual Tracker
Track your cycles
Start Tracking Now
Blank
Weight Tracker
Reach your weight goals
Start Tracking Now
Top Women's Health Answerers
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
Mississauga, ON
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
United Kingdom
Women's Health Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
05/15 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1463449675
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Women's Health Answerers
134578 tn?1463413330
Blank
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Raleigh, NC
973741 tn?1342346373
Blank
Avatar universal
Blank
136956 tn?1425609872
Blank
Mississauga, ON
4851940 tn?1385441629
Blank
United Kingdom