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  • cannibal.

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    Is it a bad thing that I don't have one anymore?
    During the ten months after posting this I finally got it again. It was only for a couple days each time though. I'd have it for a week or less and then it would disappear again for two months or so and then return. When I switched my birth control it disappeared completely again even though I was supposed have three a year while on it.

    I'm off the birth control now (have been for several months) and it's back to the three or four days a week every couple of months deal again. I hate having my period but I still don't think this is normal. The only time I can remember having a normal period was when I first got it. That was for maybe 2 months and then it started acting like this.

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    June 17th, 2012 at 10:42pm
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    Well everyone is irregular for the first while. I got mine the first time- it lasted two days and disappeared for three months.
    The thing is, with birth control- your body gets used to the hormones that keep you from having your period (and un-impregnated) and it builds up in your system. So, when taking monthly courses of birth control- it builds in your system to the point where it tends to take a few days for it to come. I'm on a monthly regimen for birth control and usually it takes 3-4 days after I stop taking it for my period to actually come.

    Since you take birth control where you have only three a year, the hormones build in your system gradually for the four months you take it. So- a week's time that you're given to have your period simply isn't enough time for the hormones to get out of your body, granted not taking the birth control for longer than instructed could damage it's effect. But, not having your period isn't the end of the world. The uterus adjusts so it's not like the lining keeps building or could harm your health. Also, the birth control hormones are natural in the body- they're just in excess amounts, so the build up won't really harm you (they'll help your complexion and boobies for sure though).

    I'd definitely bring it up with your doctor the next time you see them, just in case. :]
    June 17th, 2012 at 11:13pm
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    @ Loki;;

    If by "the first while" you mean getting it for the very time then that isn't the case for me. I was almost 10 when I first got my period and it's been like this aside from those first two months. I was on birth control at the time of my first post and once towards the end of last year but I'm not anymore. I would think 10 or 11 years was long enough for it to straighten itself out and take on a normal schedule.

    When I went to the free clinic to get the birth control I brought it up to the lady before I was given anything. She asked if I had any cysts now or in the past and couldn't have me a reason as to why my period like this when I said no. Next time I see my actual doctor I do plan to bring it up though. I never thought to before because I thought it was normal. The lady at the clinic reinforced the opinion (or fact) that it might not be.
    June 18th, 2012 at 01:52am
  • Marius De Romanus

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    I just wanted to ask anyone if they have had the experience of a really heavy period with some clots the size of golf balls? I had some last night, I had a period last month and it was fine, light and lasted 2-3 days, this is my third day and I'm on my 16th or so pad and I am wearing both pads and tampons and still flooding. :/ I am also really nauseous and have been throwing up along with dizziness and being far too warm.

    Should I go to the doctor tomorrow or wait till my period is over and then go so they can examine me? My mum said to wait, but I'm really worried at the same time, but if there is no point it would be a waste of time.
    June 18th, 2012 at 11:51pm
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    Marius De Romanus.:
    If you've been ill - yikes - dude I would go to a doctor immediately, that sounds like some sort of haemorrhaging and if you are also throwing up you're losing fluids too. I hope you went to a doctor in the last five hours. Unless your mother is a doctor I would insist to her that it seems serious and go see one.
    June 19th, 2012 at 04:54am
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    @ pravda.
    She was a nurse.... I'm still feeling sick, but not as bad, I was and have been drinking loads of water to keep my fluids up because of the vomiting, has only lightened a wee bit and have been taking paracetamol and ibuprofen which are meant to lighten a flow a bit more, not as worried today, just hoping it's over by my brothers wedding next week.
    June 19th, 2012 at 11:52pm
  • victim.

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    @ Marius De Romanus.
    I've had periods with large clots before. I don't get my period monthly, like my last period was months ago, so that's why I get large clots. I also get horrible cramps and lots of bleeding. But I don't get a fever nor do I vomit. If things don't get better within a few days, maybe see a doctor. It won't hurt to get it checked out. It's always better knowing what's going on.

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    So the results from my ultrasound came in. Everything is fine, my ovaries, uterus and bladder look fine. The only thing is is the lining of my uterus is thin, which is why I'm not bleeding since there is nothing to shed. Also my estrogen level is low. I started birth control this past Sunday. So hopefully by mid-July I finally have a period!
    June 22nd, 2012 at 05:05am
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    @ victim.
    I'm not as bad, still heavy, but the nausea and fever have gone... Just waiting for it to end now. It's going to be so uncomfortable if I still have it and I have to wear spanx. I'm going to have to wear knickers inside them. I have 6 days,,, Should be okay... I hope.
    June 24th, 2012 at 12:40am
  • jewelia.

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    I'm a little worried. I haven't had mine yet. I'm discharging a lot, and I feel weird...kind of. It's a very odd feeling. Most girls have already had theirs, so...am I just late?
    June 24th, 2012 at 02:17am
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    @ itsy bitsy spider.
    I know someone who didn't get hers until she was 16--and then some who started at 9. Everyone's different.
    June 25th, 2012 at 03:16am
  • Aly Jones

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    @ victim.
    No, it's not. (Not saying that I love mine, though.) Like I stated before:
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    My grandma told me that she used to go, like, six months without a period. She had to get The Pill to regulate her periods.
    So, I find this normal for someone like you. :)
    July 2nd, 2012 at 01:14am
  • victim.

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    @ lila.
    Everyone gets their period at different times. I was 9 when I first got mine. My friend was 15 when she first got hers. If it makes you feel better, you can discuss that with your regular doctor. My friend was worried she was very late in getting hers, and she went to the doctor. He told her that 15 isn't that uncommon of an age to be first getting it.
    It may also depend on a few things as well, if you are very under (like anorexic) or very over weight (like obese) that can play an affect on getting your period, even when your older and have a regular cycle going. Also, a hormone imbalance could be causing it. If your like me, your estrogen level may be a bit low. Also, depending on what is going on in your life, stress can play a part in it too. Like I said, you can go to your regular doctor and discuss this with him/her if you're worried about it. But don't worry, I'm sure it will come soon. (:

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    Okay, so I have a question for anyone on birth control...
    I'm taking it to get my period restarted. It stopped about 5-6 months ago. I found out I have a very thin lining of the uterus (meaning, I have nothing to shed) and I also have a low estrogen level. My doc put me on a low dose birth control pill to help with the estrogen level and to help regulate my period. I'm now starting my 3rd week of my first prescription. What I want to know is, does anyone get any symptoms of when their period is coming while on the pill? Like, when I used to get a period way before the pill, about the week before I'd be all bloaty and crampy, and so far on the pill, (a week before my period should be here according to the little chart on the pill case) I feel nothing so far.
    July 2nd, 2012 at 08:21am
  • Agathokakological..

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    I was on the pill for years, and I didn't get any symptoms - if you're worried, just always wear a tampon or maxi pad. Note:- I was on the pill, and used condoms, and I still had a baby, so don't believe everything doctors say!
    July 2nd, 2012 at 12:16pm
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    I'm anemic and thus don't get a period and haven't since I was like, fifteen. Mr. Green I probably shouldn't be as happy about that as I am, but tbh, I'd rather have a little fatigue and low iron/white blood cells than be violently bleeding and miserable for a week every month.
    July 3rd, 2012 at 01:31am
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    Agathokakological..:
    I was on the pill for years, and I didn't get any symptoms - if you're worried, just always wear a tampon or maxi pad. Note:- I was on the pill, and used condoms, and I still had a baby, so don't believe everything doctors say!
    Don't believe doctors when they tell you neither the Pill nor condoms are 100% effective?
    July 3rd, 2012 at 04:51am
  • victim.

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    So, last weekend I finally got my period for the first time in about 6 months.
    I love these little pills. lmfao
    It wasn't as heavy as I expected it to be. I was glad believe me. But yeah, just felt nice to actually have a cycle and feel somewhat normal.
    July 23rd, 2012 at 05:56am
  • Poirot's Moustache

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    I got my period a couple of nights ago and the cramping was so bad I kept waking up. Even putting a hot water bottle on my stomach didn't help. Ended up dry retching. The cramping hasn't been that bad for a while.
    July 26th, 2012 at 01:22pm
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    Cramps.
    I know everyone hates them and most get them.
    I know I get them really bad >.<
    Anything that helps cease them that's not panadol and pregnancy? haha :)
    And exercise only makes them worse for me. I try to avoid running during that week entirely.
    October 19th, 2012 at 10:32pm
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    Cramps.
    I know everyone hates them and most get them.
    I know I get them really bad >.<
    Anything that helps cease them that's not panadol and pregnancy? haha :)
    And exercise only makes them worse for me. I try to avoid running during that week entirely.
    Mine are terrible to the point of crying sometimes. One of the things that really helps me is heating up a rice bag or putting hot water in a bottle and laying it on where it's hurting.
    October 19th, 2012 at 10:46pm
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    @ BeautifulDisaster93
    I know how you feel >.< I usually get reminded by nature that it's on the way with a massive cramp during a run. I return home, and because I'm moving whilst it's still cramping, sometimes not even a hot water bottle works *sigh* or at least, I have to lay absolutely still with the hot water bottle and 2 tablets in me for up to half an hour.
    Are there any other methods though? Like I heard cat stretches work but never tried one properly. Think
    October 19th, 2012 at 10:49pm