Caffeine and periods
I can't seem to find any information on this subject, so I wanted to bring it u to the ladies here.
Does anyone know if caffeine has any effect on the menstrual cycle - particularly if it can make a woman late? For some reason, I have been drining coffee lately like it's going out of style, and I found out that my "one" mug of coffee (one of those big thermal mugs) equates to about four cups of coffee, and I tend to drink at leat one or two of those big mugs every day.
I am just wondering if that may be affecting my period because I am about a week late. I'm pretty darn sure it isn't pregnancy because I had a fairly normal period last month (was slightly different and a little late and a lot more painful, which I chalk up to my stressing over it being late). Also, if I were pregnant, I'd be nearly two months along, since that is how long it's been since I had sex, and I have no symptoms. No sickness, no tiredness, no weight gain, no cravings...nothing. I don't feel different at all and I tihnk it would be pretty weird to be pregnant and feel absolutely nothing.
I suppose it is also possible my body decided to be stubborn and making my cycles weird. I'm going on 21 and I know it's common for women my age to experience some irregularity.
But, ladies...anyone here who has ever noticed changes in your cycle due to major caffeine consumption?