| | Confused/Don't get it at all/Period??
I am almost 42 yo. For the first time in my life, I have missed my period. This has never happened unless I was pregnant. First day of LMP was 09/14/09.My periods come like clockwork, and have never had any menstrual problems. Back in July I did a medication switch. Effexor XR to Wellbutrin 200 mg. August and September I spotted prior to my period, which did come on time and was normal. Saw GYN who did exam and pap, all normal. This month, I skipped altogether. My periods run 23-25 days faithfully. It is now 10/21. Still nothing. Went to Dr's last Thursday, he did another exam(normal), preg blood test(neg) and trans-vag U/S. The results of the U/S was normal. Although he did say I had a follicular cyst? He said that is what every woman gets every month. It opens and drops the egg. My endo lining was thickened like I was going to get my period. He could not tell if I ovulated or not.
My questions are these: Do you think the med switch could have caused this? I am currently being weaned off of Wellbutrin as I am not sure if that is it.
I also took 2nd preg test. Again, negative. I have had cramps for three days, yet no period. I have never had cramps for 3 days. Actually, I hardly have cramping since I am on Librax for IBS, so it cuts my cramps way down. So cramps, but no period? How can that be?
He wants me to wait another 2-3 weeks. If nothing, he said he will then do an endo biopsy to rule out Uterine Cancer???(why?) And send me for bloodwork to test thyroid and hormones. He does NOT believe I am perimenopausal, and he is not thoroughly convinced it was my med switch either. He thinks it was just a fluke thing. He also said he would give me something to jump start my period.I am assuming Provera, as I cannot take BC pills due to my age, I am a smoker, and borderline hypertensive.
I know is is "normal" for many women not to get their periods one month. But it is not "normal" for me. And because I have cramps, I do not get why I do not have it??