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Old 04-29-2008, 06:35 PM   #1
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Lupus Affect on Menstrual Cycle

I have been noticing that over the past couple of months my menstrual cycle has changed. Since I started nearly 30 years ago, my cycle was every 28 days. It has slowly changed over the last few months and now it is about every 23 days. Another change is the length. I usually have it for 3-4 days. My cycle this month started last Tuesday and has still not ended. Well, I thought it had last night and then this afternoon it started back up.

Does Lupus affect your menstrual cycle?


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Old 04-30-2008, 03:06 PM   #2
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Re: Lupus Affect on Menstrual Cycle

Lupus caused me to go into premature ovarian failure, although it is the opposite of what you are experiencing, to me it says that yes, lupus can mess with your cycle. I have been told that prednisone, often used to treat lupus can cause more frequent and heavier periods. In my case I guess that is true, 5mg. a day or less and I don't menstruate, over that and my periods come back. In other words when the lupus is under control, all is normal, when its not under control, it messes with my cycle by making it stop.

Old 04-30-2008, 03:40 PM   #3
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Re: Lupus Affect on Menstrual Cycle

Since I am done making babies, I'd much rather have no periods than unpredictable ones. Since I just started back on prednisone (just a taper pack) this may not end until later this week. My hubby will be disappointed. LOL

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