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Old 10-07-2002, 11:42 AM   #1
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Why did I start my period early this month???

What are some reasons women may start their period earlier than normal? I'm on the pill and have been running like clockwork for a long time and I'm in my mid twenties. Can stress do this? I know it can cause you to miss a period, but to have one early? I'm about ten days early. I experienced all of my normal symptoms including PMS, cramps, back ache, break out, etc., just not at the right time! What in the world is goin' on?

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Old 10-07-2002, 12:55 PM   #2
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Re: Why did I start my period early this month???


I dont think stress would make you start earlier than normal. But I could be wrong. I know for me when I am stressed out I am always late. Now I do know that you cycles do change. Mine have changed over the years.

How much earlier did you start?


Old 10-07-2002, 01:17 PM   #3
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Re: Why did I start my period early this month???

I started about ten days early...and I'm not positive that it wasn't spotting, but I had the PMS, cramps, back pain, break outs, it's just like my period. Although today it's pretty much non existent. I started on Saturday. Who knows. I may just wait and see what happens and if it doesn't get back to normal, or it happens again next month, I'll call the doc.

I was just curious if anyone else ever had this happen to them.

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Old 10-07-2002, 03:42 PM   #4
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Re: Why did I start my period early this month???

Sometimes taking the Pill at not exactly the same time each day will do that. For instance, say you usually take it about 10pm before bedtime, but weren't home or forgot to take it until 1 or 2am, that could disrupt the hormonal steadiness. I found when I was on the Pill, that usually by the time I had taken about 10 days of pills, I would have breakthrough bleeding. It wasn't that bad, but I would finish the pack while still having the bleeding and it would just work into a regular period. That was one of the reasons I didn't like the Pill for myself.

Also, perhaps you need a different strength or brand of pills. Best to call your doctor and see what is suggested. Sometimes you can just talk to a nurse and she can provide the answers for you. I really wouldn't worry too much about it, it's fairly normal. But like I said, maybe just to put your mind at ease, call your doctor for some advice. <IMG SRC="">

As a side note, make sure you keep taking your pills as if you didn't have a period; in other words, finish the pack of pills. You'll probably get another period when you were supposed to also.

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Old 11-04-2002, 07:10 AM   #5
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Re: Why did I start my period early this month???

My last period and the one before that were both about a week early and I think that stress can do that. Also about a year and a half ago I was 8 days late.
The last time I got it I bled so heavy that after only an hour, I had to change my tampon because it was completely saturated and I stained my pants. Then the next day it was almost nothing. Has anyone ever had this??

Old 11-10-2002, 07:51 AM   #6
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Re: Why did I start my period early this month???

Yes! I've had that happen too..super heavy day then dry the next, but it usually returns by the 3rd day but spotting mostly.
I have often wondered why that happens. Does anyone know?

Old 11-11-2002, 07:33 PM   #7
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Re: Why did I start my period early this month???

I am also wondering why this happens. Bleed super heavy one day and then nothing the next.

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