Very strange during period interruption - Stress?
I am concerned about an interruption in my period. I am 35, I have 3 children, so I have been around and am not completely unknowledgeable about these things. My period has always been on time, with no interuptions, no strange stops and starts.
Not one, unless I was pregnant. When I was pregnant there was NEVER ANY sign of bleading, not even the first month.
My normal periods are First day light, second day heavy, third day almost nothing, fourth day heavy, fifth day to end with light. always since they started at 12.
Feb 8th I started my period like normal, on time, light flow.
Feb 9th was slightly increased flow, but not as much as would be normal for my second day. This is also the day my father went into the hospital. Also I should say that I had been sick with a fever for two days and would continue to run a fever for two more.
Feb 10th almost no flow, my father passed away, more emotional stress than I ever want to deal with again.
I've had some very stressfull points in my life, granted none to equal sitting by my father as he passed away, while I was fighting off a nasty fever, but still I've never had this problem before.
I don't take BC because of blood clots. My husband and I use condoms.
My question: I've read that stress can delay or stop a period from coming, but can it stop a period already in progress, or could this be a sign of something else?
An answer from someone knowledgeable about this specific type of problem would be very appreciated. Thanks