For the ladies only

after five years of no period I’m getting one out of the blue. Anyone else skip their period for this long? I read somewhere meds can do this. It hurts. I’m not happy.

I’m sorry you’re going through this, tera. I’m not educated on this matter. Please talk to a doctor. Feel better soon.

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Absolutely talk to your doctor (gynecologist). Have you ever been diagnosed with anything like PCOS or an anovulatory disorder?

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no. I know what pcos is and I know I don’t have that but what is anovulatory disorder? btw I’m 50

I don’t know if AP’s can cause this but I have Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (PCOS) and I had a gap nearly 5 years long and they gave me a progesterone challenge to clean me out (incidentally I believe this is what triggered my first psychotic break).

That being said - perimenopausal women sometimes have amenorrhea and/or irregular periods…

I’d definitely check with your OB/GYN but don’t stress any more than you have to. :wink:


Well, at 50 I would guess it’s age related and wouldn’t be nearly as worried. But definitely still talk to your gyn about it.

Anovulatory disorders are just things that would cause you not to ovulate, which would then prevent a period. You should also ask your PCP about osteopenia, as anovulation can significantly increase your risks.

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Okay thank you, you seem pretty knowledgeable. What is osteopenia?

Osteopenia is bone loss.

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What the no. I’ve never heard of APs making your period stop. That’s super weird. I hope you told a doctor about it.

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no I never told the dr. I just figured I would get other symptoms if something bad was happening. Oh well, I’ll make an appointment soon just to check hormone levels to make sure it’s menopause. If it’s not menopause then idk what they’ll do, I mean it’s been 5 years and I haven’t died yet so…

There’s no stern look emoji! :angry: Close as I can get.

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Jeez Louise always get that stuff checked out! Some things can get bad over time and don’t necessarily start out terrible. Better safe than sorry is my motto.

If you were close to menopause age though I could see why you wouldn’t be so worried.

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In my experience, if you haven’t had a period in 90 days they give you a course of Provera to sort of force a “period.” There’s risks of complications if you go too long between periods and endometrial tissue gets overgrown, so to speak.

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why am I getting the stern look emoji? am I bad? I said I"ll make an appointment. No sense crying over spilled milk. I mean looking back at it now I can see I probably should have done something about it earlier but like I said I was waiting for other symptoms. Plus I’ve been unbelievably suicidal for most of the last 5 years so I could not have given two f**cks if there was something wrong.

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“In clinical terms, you reach menopause when you haven’t had a period for 12 months. Vaginal bleeding after menopause isn’t normal and should be evaluated by your doctor. For instance, postmenopausal vaginal bleeding can be caused by: Cancer of the uterus, including endometrial cancer and uterine sarcoma.”

I couldn’t get the link to paste on my phone but it’s from the mayo clinic. I just searched on google for “period after menopause”

oh! well that doesn’t sound good

Article also said the reason could be perfectly harmless. But good you’re getting it checked out. :slight_smile:

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I really feel like it’s a period. In fact I told my husband three days ago I felt like I had PMS, which I hadn’t had to deal with in a long time. Low and behold a period, well spotting. And today I’m all feeling emotional and unloved, which is unusual for me. In my old age I couldn’t give two f**ks because I don’t have the energy for that emotional stuff. Anyway I’ll talk to my PA about it.

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I didn’t have a period for three years and last month lo and behold i got my period. I went to the doctors and they said i was healthy besides being overweight

No, its not strange. Aps can stop the periods. I have not mines since an year. I know there are pills to have your periods again but they can mess with your mental…