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Old 11-15-2012, 06:54 PM   #1
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Drastic Monthly Cycle changes?

For the past 2 months, my cycle has completely changed. It has gone from being at the very end of the month, and extremely heavy and about 4 days to extremely light, around the 15th each month, and lasts about 2 days.

I know that it runs in my family for this to happen. On top of that, my mother also has had hers in the middle of the month as well. Some other details about me are that I'm a teen, around 190lbs, and I'm sexually active. I'm well aware that there's always a possibility that I'm pregnant, but I'm not sure because my mother is also experiencing the sudden change in hers as well.

I guess my question would be if this is anything to worry about. I know it sometimes happens in the family, but I'm not sure if such a drastic change is normal. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 11-16-2012, 09:06 PM   #2
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Re: Drastic Monthly Cycle changes?

SOOOO many things can throw off your cycle. your body chemicals and hormones are always changing. I will tell you my experience and hope it helps a little. Everytime I am put into a situation that involves being around different women for long periods of time (ie job change) my period always switches to theirs. For example, I was working around the same group of women and within a month Girl A, would start. The next day I would and then like dominos the rest of the group would start.

Fast forward, I have a new job I know that this is coming. I have an IUD but still get scared I am pregnant. So a few weeks pass and my co-worker starts. The very next day I start. There are 4 of us very close and we all start within three days of each other. Now here comes the weird part. So I have my normal period whatever it sucks and we move on. exactly 2 weeks to the day I stop, I start again. Only this time it is very light and lasts 2 days. Guess what?? There is another woman in the office that works apart from the group but I am around her more than the others. Huh, right?

I asked my doc if it was normal for me to have pretty much 2 periods and explained the whole thing. You know what he tells me> Yup. Since I am not on a BC that regulates when my periods are supposed to be and my body clearly syncs around others this is totally normal. My solution is to go on the pill. There is a reason I have an IUD not the pill. And this is something many have issues with admitting but I am honest and dont care. I cannot, I mean absolutley cannot, remember a pill everyday.

But here is my advice. since you said that you were sexually active, it wouldnt be a bad idea to look into some bc method. The pill would probably regulate it more but that isnt your only option. Talk to your doc about it all. I was having issue when I started the pill and told the doc-i cant remember this stupid thing can ya help me out here? And he went over many things and we both agreed that the 7 year IUD would be the best. Having an open and honest relationship with your gyno can make your life soooo much better.

 
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Old 11-17-2012, 11:45 AM   #3
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Re: Drastic Monthly Cycle changes?

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SOOOO many things can throw off your cycle. your body chemicals and hormones are always changing. I will tell you my experience and hope it helps a little. Everytime I am put into a situation that involves being around different women for long periods of time (ie job change) my period always switches to theirs. For example, I was working around the same group of women and within a month Girl A, would start. The next day I would and then like dominos the rest of the group would start.

Fast forward, I have a new job I know that this is coming. I have an IUD but still get scared I am pregnant. So a few weeks pass and my co-worker starts. The very next day I start. There are 4 of us very close and we all start within three days of each other. Now here comes the weird part. So I have my normal period whatever it sucks and we move on. exactly 2 weeks to the day I stop, I start again. Only this time it is very light and lasts 2 days. Guess what?? There is another woman in the office that works apart from the group but I am around her more than the others. Huh, right?

I asked my doc if it was normal for me to have pretty much 2 periods and explained the whole thing. You know what he tells me> Yup. Since I am not on a BC that regulates when my periods are supposed to be and my body clearly syncs around others this is totally normal. My solution is to go on the pill. There is a reason I have an IUD not the pill. And this is something many have issues with admitting but I am honest and dont care. I cannot, I mean absolutley cannot, remember a pill everyday.

But here is my advice. since you said that you were sexually active, it wouldnt be a bad idea to look into some bc method. The pill would probably regulate it more but that isnt your only option. Talk to your doc about it all. I was having issue when I started the pill and told the doc-i cant remember this stupid thing can ya help me out here? And he went over many things and we both agreed that the 7 year IUD would be the best. Having an open and honest relationship with your gyno can make your life soooo much better.

Thanks, that actually did help. I wasn't aware that bc could regulate your period. Again, thanks a lot. I'm defiently gonna take your advice

 
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