I am a 140 lb, 5'4", 23-year-old female. My weight fluctuates a lot (30 lbs), but I have been at the same weight for about 2 years now. I am not eating poorly I am not extremely stressed, I just started working out again in January (medium exercise for around an hour a day) and I have not been sexually active since January 2012. However, I have not had my period in over a year.
I was on Junel 1/20 for a couple of years, then went on Yaz for a month last April (I was living in Germany and the doctor ok'd it, even with my questions about health concerns). After going off Yaz, I have never had my period again and hadn't had it before that since February.
I (stupidly) did not really think it was an issue until right around Christmas when my mother said I should get it checked out. However, the new year brought a new health insurance plan and now I have to pay 100% of the cost of getting an exam.
Is there anything I can do to test out what might be causing me to not have a period without going to the doctor? Is this something I should get checked out immediately or can it be put off? If now is the time to do something, is there a government program that might help with costs (student, part-time, women's health issues)?