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not to tell the whole world about my cycle or anything... but.. I went vegan jan 1st.. and had my period on jan 5th.. I didn't get it in feb... and I haven't gotten it so far in march (should have been like the first week).. so for 2 months I havent gotten it basically..

I'm not pregnant..

so.. why would I not get it after going vegan? Am I missing something in my diet? maybe I'm not eating enough diverse things? or.. idk?


I think I eat a pretty balanced diet.

help?? thanks.
 

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you need to see a doctor ASAP. Amenorrhea can be a symptom of various problems, some serious.
 

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It's normal to miss a period every once in a while. I just missed one myself. I had one in mid December, and I didn't get another til the last week in February. If it happens a lot you might want to see a doctor, but if this is the first time I wouldn't worry.

It's way too soon for going vegan to have any effect on your health, and short of having a body fat percentage that is way too low, usually due to anorexia, diet doesn't have much effect on your menses.
 

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you need to see a doctor ASAP. Amenorrhea can be a symptom of various problems, some serious.
This is true. If you haven't been taking in enough calories with your change in diet, that could be the cause (which is still pretty serious, as it means your body is under stress from not eating enough), but since we can't know what you medical history is, it's better to talk to a health care provider who can assess you. You have now missed 2 periods, which is more than just a little variation that you might expect if your periods aren't completely regular and you've been under some emotional or physical stress.
 

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thanks everyone for your replies. I'm glad to know its not 'cause I'm missing something in my vegan diet.. I didn't think so but thats the only change in my life so I had to make sure.
 

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Don't freak out and go to the doctor right away, it's not even considered amenorrhea until you've missed 3 periods in a row, and i have missed my period for 3 months many times, and nothing was wrong with me.
 

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Been happening to me lately. I think it's something to do with soy. Have you upped your soy consumption?
 

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Don't freak out and go to the doctor right away, it's not even considered amenorrhea until you've missed 3 periods in a row, and i have missed my period for 3 months many times, and nothing was wrong with me.
Everyone is different. Just because there was nothing wrong with you that doesn't mean there is nothing wrong with the OP. Plus it's always better to catch things early instead of waiting around till they progressively get worse.
 

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Everyone is different. Just because there was nothing wrong with you that doesn't mean there is nothing wrong with the OP. Plus it's always better to catch things early instead of waiting around till they progressively get worse.
I didn't say that, but a doctor will just send you home, like i said it's not amenhorrea until you've missed 3 in a row, so to a doctor there is nothing wrong with you until that point, i think it would be a waste of time and money to go to a doctor until you've missed at least 3.
 

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Don't freak out and go to the doctor right away, it's not even considered amenorrhea until you've missed 3 periods in a row, and i have missed my period for 3 months many times, and nothing was wrong with me.
. . . says the pregnant one.
 

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well.. I guess if I don't get in by mid-april I'll go. I don't even really have a doctor- I'll have to find one to go to. >.> thanks again.
 

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If your periods have previously been regular, there's no reason to delay until you have missed a certain number of periods. Your body is trying to tell you something is going on. You should at least try to talk to a nurse. Do you have insurance at all? Many health insurance cards will have a 24-hour nurse line you can call.
 

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Not sure what that actually has to do with anything.
Because you said:

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Don't freak out and go to the doctor right away, it's not even considered amenorrhea until you've missed 3 periods in a row, and i have missed my period for 3 months many times, and nothing was wrong with me.
Obviously there was something wrong since you are pregnant.


Anyways, I still think you should go to a dr now Brighteyes. It could be nothing but it could be something potentially serious. Better safe than sorry. If you can't afford a dr is there a planned parenthood or health clinic in your city?

I also believe that every women should be going to their doctor/gyno/PP on a regular basis for their annual paps ESPECIALLY if they are sexually active.
 

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I usually go every march/April for my yearly pap but I moved a couple months ago and just haven't looked for a doctor yet. Someone said maybe it's the soy? I have been eating more soy products.. Could that really be the cause? Idk. I guess I'll just have to go get checked..

Thanks again everyone
 

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Because you said:

Obviously there was something wrong since you are pregnant.


Anyways, I still think you should go to a dr now Brighteyes. It could be nothing but it could be something potentially serious. Better safe than sorry. If you can't afford a dr is there a planned parenthood or health clinic in your city?

I also believe that every women should be going to their doctor/gyno/PP on a regular basis for their annual paps ESPECIALLY if they are sexually active.
I wasn't pregnant 20 times, or when i was 14, i'm 20 now, so no if anything it proves there was nothing wrong with me since my reproductive system seems to work just fine.
 

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Sorry Alix, that's why I meant it as a joke.
 

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Peroids seem to be so touchy. If my body fat % is off one month, or I'm stressed or sick, mine would either skip or come late.

It all got too annoying (and unhealthy, skipping periods can be bad for your bones!) so I'm on a low-dose BC pill now. Worked wonders for me.
 
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