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Well.. this has been bugging me for a while now.. I guess since I'm waiting to hear back about a Dr's appt I'll get some of you ladies' input.<br><br><br><br>
I have been on Levlen for my birth control pills since either Jan. or Feb. and have had no problems with it whatsoever. But last month and this month I never got my period.. I took 2 preg tests back in June a few days apart and they were both negative. I also just took my second test for July yesterday and they were both negative as well.<br><br><br><br>
WTF?!?!?!??! <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/huh.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":confused:"><br><br><br><br>
Any input or similar experiences would be appreciated. By the way, I have not had any unusual stress, weight loss or gain, drastic change in eating habits or anything like that, that would have screwed up my periods like they did when I was 16! (I'm 22 now) I'm broken!! AHHHHHH
 

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Have you been very regular with your pills? Sometimes when I miss them odd things happen to my cycle.<br><br><br><br>
Heh. It could just be the heat. For some reason I always get lighter periods in the summer.
 

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Eating a lot of soy makes your cycles REALLLLYY long.<br><br><br><br>
It's cause soy has estrogen in it and suppresses progesterone.<br><br><br><br>
when I was eating tons of soy products, my cycles were as long as 39 days! When I wasn't, they went back down to 28.
 

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Except when you're on the pill you're supposed to be like clockwork. I'm on Levlen too, consume quite a bit of soy and am never more than a day late...
 

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Is there something literally unhealthy and damging about irregular cycles? I myself have a rather irregular cycle...it pops up about once every other month, the length of time it goes for varies greatly, and there's no exact amount of time in between each cycle. It's never really bothered me, truthfully, and I never really said anything to the doctor about it because I was worried he'd put me on the Pill and I don't want weird freaky hormone-filled expensive pills to worry about/have in my body. I'd only mention it to the doc if I knew it was somehow hurting me. So...is it?<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by vegancherrypie</i><br><br><b>Is there something literally unhealthy and damging about irregular cycles? I myself have a rather irregular cycle...it pops up about once every other month, the length of time it goes for varies greatly, and there's no exact amount of time in between each cycle. It's never really bothered me, truthfully, and I never really said anything to the doctor about it because I was worried he'd put me on the Pill and I don't want weird freaky hormone-filled expensive pills to worry about/have in my body. I'd only mention it to the doc if I knew it was somehow hurting me. So...is it?<br><br></b></div>
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Yeah what she asked.<br><br><br><br>
I get my period like clockwork...ONCE A YEAR! Yep. Every July the great floodgates open but other than that PMS is a mystery to me. My doc has tried The Pill (which I hate) and nothing really works to regulate it. He said it might make it difficult if I want to have kids which I honestly don't care about. To be honest I think I'm kind of lucky. Once a year is like heaven to me but I often wonder if it'll do anything bad other than the childbearing. Anyone know?
 

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There are studies that suggest women with irregular cycles have less estrogen. These women have a higher rate of heart disease and a lower bone density.<br><br><br><br>
I have one of the studies here....somewhere. I have to dig around for a recipe tonight anyways, so if I find it, I'll type out the highlights for you.
 

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i've managed about 5 periods in the last 2 years. i went to the doctor after i hadnt had one for 8 months and she just said it was possibly cos "you're not the largest person i've met" very scientific ;-). she said to come back in 6th months if i didnt get one, but i did, so i didnt bother. i think i had my last one 2 months ago. cant say i really mind not having to deal with it every month!
 

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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Tiggzie</i><br><br><b>Yeah what she asked.<br><br><br><br>
I get my period like clockwork...ONCE A YEAR! Yep. Every July the great floodgates open but other than that PMS is a mystery to me. My doc has tried The Pill (which I hate) and nothing really works to regulate it. He said it might make it difficult if I want to have kids which I honestly don't care about. To be honest I think I'm kind of lucky. Once a year is like heaven to me but I often wonder if it'll do anything bad other than the childbearing. Anyone know?</b></div>
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once a year?!? what the?? This doesn't sound normal at all.
 

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i've always been irregular but it doesn't bother me. i used to get it about once every four months, but now i'm getting it more frequently, like every 2-3 months.
 

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jaxxis, that's like how mine is.<br><br><br><br>
It annoys me that I don't know when I'm going to get it, exactly, but I'm glad I don't get it every 20 days, like one of my friends does (ugh!!).<br><br><br><br>
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<div class="quote-block"><i>Originally posted by Brake4Squirrels</i><br><br><b>once a year?!? what the?? This doesn't sound normal at all.</b></div>
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Nope not normal. Not that I mind too much. It's almost always been like that. Lets see I got my period when I was nine and for the first coupla months it was normal then it stopped and I think for the past 4-5 years it comes down only in summer. Last year it was really outta whack and lasted for almost the whole summer (close to three months) but my aunt had died and the doc summed it up to the stress and depression. Like I said, most of the time it's very 'regular'...it just only happens in July.
 

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When I was younger, my period was very irregular due to my weight (maybe 85-90 pounds when I was in high school). My period started late and it was irregular for several years. It eventually evened itself out to the point that I could expect it every 4-6 weeks. Now that I'm on the pill, it's like clockwork, unless I'm taking antibiotics for an ear infection or something--then I'm usually off by a day or so and sometimes have some breakthrough bleeding.<br><br><br><br>
Irregular periods can be an early warning sign for osteoporosis. All of you who mentioned very irregular periods or no periods at all--talk to your doctor. It'd suck to be 30 and have the bone density of an 80 year old.
 

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Hmm.... my period has always been like clockwork whether I was on the pill or whether I wasn't. The only exceptions were when I was just starting to have my period. I had it the first time just before age 12, and for a couple of years it was very irregular because I was still developing. But when I was 15 it was like clockwork. Then when I eat lots of soy, the cycles are longer, but no longer than 39 days.<br><br><br><br>
I don't mind my period at all. I don't fear it or resent it. It's a part of my womanhood and I accept everything feminine about me. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title=":)">
 
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