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I Have Irregular Periods

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    The Pain Of It.

    Menstruation can be pretty straight forward for some women, I don't know for what proportion, and there are some who regularly take the pill and have very little variation in their cycle for years. It's different for me! I can't take the pill. I am anaemic and I have a couple...
    aoutdouze aoutdouze 22-25, F Oct 5, 2013

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    I don't know why at 22 I still don't have

    regular periods. My last cycle was 29 days, before that 32, then 27 then 30, 29 and 31. Is that normal?!
    1lonelydaisy 1lonelydaisy 41-45 5 Responses Nov 2

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    Skips

    I was 12 when I first got my period. I had if for a week like normal. but then i skipped for a whole year, then I had it for 4 months straight. then i would miss for 2 months. It was scary to deal with.
    firecrystal216 firecrystal216 16-17, F 5 Responses Oct 4, 2013

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    Just recently I started taking birth control

    pills (hormone pills) to regulate my period. This time I haven't had my periods for alittle over a YEAR!! Yes...it's crazy. But this month I got my period and it was heavy. I'm glad I quit smoking cigarettes in January so I can get back on the pills.
    roselani2005 roselani2005 26-30, F 1 Response Aug 31

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    Mother Nature Hates Me =(

    Ok so ever since i started my period at 13 1/2 my periods have been completely irregular. I remember having my first period that lasted about 3-5 days normal but it was about a year or so later before i had another one and after that it was no telling i could have one month and...
    babygurl1994d babygurl1994d 18-21 1 Response Oct 28, 2012

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    Mine comes when it wants,

    sometimes I have two in a month sometimes one. My mom refuses to let me on the pill thinking ill abuse the birth control and use it for more than just regulating my period and lessening the cramps but I'm not that kind of girl. It does even out eventually right? I've been...
    SecondStars SecondStars 16-17, F 3 Responses Jun 10

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    Let's talk about that time of the month; yes a

    period. My first period ever was at 13 years old , I am now 17 and have never had a regular period. It was January 16 when I got it and the next period was 3 months after that day and from then on theyve never been regular. I can say I enjoy not getting it every month because my...
    callmejade123 callmejade123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 27

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    Irregular For So Many Years, But No More!

    Hi, Just wanted to share my experience with anyone who has irregular periods, as it may help someone. I had irregular periods right from getting them at about 15 years old, until I was 38. I eventually found the cause of the problem when I gave up Gluten, my stomach pains made me...
    carolyncc carolyncc 41-45, F 2 Responses Feb 1, 2010

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    I suffer from irregular periods,

    making me so tensed I want to get it fast and not stress me anymore. I want to get it of my mind Hopefully i ll get it otherwise a visit to a gyneocologist Cross my fingers!
    Sonakshi1987 Sonakshi1987 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 7

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    As If Periods Weren't Annoying Enough...

    Having an irregular period is very complicated. It's not just the fact that you skip bleeding for one month. Sometimes it is months at a time. Sometimes you get symptoms of pms with no actual bleeding. Than once you finally get it after months, it is very heavy and uncomfortable...
    friendsofthefriendless friendsofthefriendless 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 26, 2013

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    I Suffer With Pcos And It Causes Irregular Periods

    Hello to u all, I am 31yrs old and was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome when I was 18 yrs old. I started my periods at the age of 13 but have never ever had a regular cycle. As I have got older my periods have become less and less (i last had a period in May'10 & the...
    rainbow7969 rainbow7969 31-35, F 4 Responses Sep 19, 2010

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    Getting Cured =))

    hello everyone! I am rhea and I've got some fantastic news to share. For more than 10 years, i've been having irregular periods and i attribute it to having PCOS. there are months when I would not get it and then when it arrives i get harrowing dysmenorrhea experiences. I had...
    voodoobliss voodoobliss 26-30 Oct 23, 2010

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    Ive always been irregular,

    but the past few years its gotten worse and gone in the opposite direction. I would bleed light for about two months and it would get a little heavier until finally getting a heavy period for a week and then it goes away for a month. Total process takes 4 months. Finally went...
    jxmarie jxmarie 26-30, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Finally after one year one month

    and 24 days of not getting my period it came back I am so happy
    leaf90McC leaf90McC 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 23

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    Irregular Periods, Oh Yeah Tell Me About It!!

    I have had problems with my periods since I was 11.  I have been prone to getting REALLY heavy and frequent periods, or being "on" for up to 3 months at a time. I have now been fitted with a Mirena IUD and wonder of wonders in the last year I have had 6 periods which have...
    upgs7h22hc upgs7h22hc 31-35 2 Responses Jun 3, 2010

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    Irregular Period

    Ever since I moved to another city, my periods were delayed. I got all the symptoms of PMS; mood swings, water retention, pimples around the chin and near mouth area, intense food cravings, etc yet I was asking myself, "Where is my freakin' period?" So I went to a gynie for the...
    emilykim emilykim 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 29, 2013

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    Grah.

    I *maybe* have one period a year. And no, that's not because of any medication I take. Its because I'm sick, on an 'endocrine' level, and haven't been able to get myself taken care of.
    Elwing Elwing 31-35, F 1 Response Aug 11, 2008

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    Skipping

    My cycle skips months and comes when and if it wants to. Sometimes it's light, other times it's a little heavy and I bleed like O.J. Simpson got to me. That's wasn't nice. OJ is innocent.:) Sorry OJ. lol.  If my cycle was a person it would be a free spirit. It does what the...
    AwesomeAngel AwesomeAngel 22-25, F May 13, 2012

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    It's been a while EP.

    After 4months! I've had my period. Whew! That pregnancy scare really put all my stress level into my whole system! 😅 thank you good Lord!
    BakerQueen14 BakerQueen14 22-25, F 1 Response Sep 22

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    Jumpy Period

    I have had my period for four years now, since I was 13 1/2 and now I am 17 1/2. My first period lasted 2 days but my next period didn't come until mid March and would last 4-5 days. I would bleed a lot but never get cramps. My mom and I were on the same cycle, so if she started...
    kerrynceasler kerrynceasler 70+, F Dec 23, 2011

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    Not Lucky

    Everyone thinks I'm lucky, not having periods each month, but it's honestly just a pain in the ***. I started having my period the summer after 5th grade, when I was 10 years old. At first, they were pretty regular, nothing to be worried about. Then when I was a freshman in high...
    taylorr94 taylorr94 18-21, F May 22, 2013

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    Help!!

    i didnt have my period since july 26th!!usually i have a cycle of 45 days...which is not normal..i think!i am not pregnant or could be..what should i do??
    umikumitumi umikumitumi 13-15 4 Responses Sep 23, 2011

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    A Little Confused?

    I'm not really sure if this is a story. I came here in hopes of getting some advise. You see, I used to have my periods fairly regularly, but about 3-4 months, my periods have been really off. Sometimes I'll skip a month and when I do get my period, I'll bleed really heavy the...
    chibbychan chibbychan 22-25, F May 25, 2013

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    Really Irregular Period.

    Okay , so i'm 15 . i got my first period last year . (August 1st , 2012) and it lasted 7 days . its currently June (june 18th , 2013) and i haven't got my period ever since august .. whats going on ? COMMENT please :/
    jennyovoxo jennyovoxo 16-17, F 2 Responses Jun 18, 2013

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    This Ish Sucks Lol

    I can never pin point my period and it urks my nerves. I have currently not a had a period for a month and 14 days I took a pregnancy test like a week after my missed period. I don't think I'm pregnant I used condoms and they didn't break. and My boyfriend just left to go off to...
    Sw3etP3a Sw3etP3a 18-21, F 2 Responses Aug 10, 2011

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    Oh Mother Nature...

    Half a year with no period? Yepp, that's me. It doesn't matter, because I'm not sexually active...But all the same, I was concerned that something was wrong with my body. My doctor told me I may have PCOS, so I went to see a OB/GYN and still nothing...MONTHS LATER....They put me...
    BraveAndCrazy BraveAndCrazy 18-21, F 5 Responses Aug 26, 2010

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    The Worst Period Ever.

    My periods are so off. I can bleed for months at a time, large clots and very heavy bleeding. I've been to doctors, but having no insurance I never really get far with any of them. They always want to give you birth control, sorry I know my body and that only makes things worse...
    jbunny817 jbunny817 31-35, F 3 Responses Aug 30, 2013

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    Don't Know How To Name This

    Mine is a pretty funny story kk here's how it happened: Ok I was reading a Judy Blume book it was called Are you there good? It's me margret and i was at the end where the girl gets her period, so I got mad cause I really wanted one, but the next day I got it so yep XD
    Justjessica123 Justjessica123 13-15, F Dec 24, 2012

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    Desperate House

    I always had regular periods till I was 18 years old i become depressed at that age causing my periods to become irregular. Each year that passed that increasingly became very irregular . At age 24 I met husband got married and was pregnant at age 26 . I was so excited and...
    Jolyjoe Jolyjoe 31-35 Sep 13, 2012

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    Love Hate Relationship

    When I first stared my period I would have it every month. It wasn't until about a year after that they became irregular. For a while I would have it every month for six months then I wouldn't have it for six months straight. Now, they come whenever they feel like it. They have...
    shellzz shellzz 18-21, F Mar 14, 2013

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    Okay so I've always had irregular periods

    but within the last year they have been a little worse. I once got it twice in one month and then it was late but I think it was due to a lot of stress. It then actually became regular for once and then all of a sudden two weeks after my regular one I got a light period which...
    RaquelCandy RaquelCandy 22-25, F 1 Response Jan 30

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    Tmi Tmi Tmi Tmi!

    But its still true.... And my sister always asks me if I'm preggo in front of my momma. I reply with the same thing. No hooker I HAVE NOT HAD SEX YET. I hate when they doubt me. blah!
    Serabi Serabi 18-21, F 5 Responses Jan 27, 2011

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    I've always been super irregular.

    used to get them from 20 days to 30 days. then it went from every 30 days to every 50 days. then I went 5 months. I am on month 3 right now and I don't know what to do I am a little overweight and my work schedule changes constantly. I just need some help with trying to get it...
    jess7892 jess7892 18-21, F 3 Responses 6 days ago

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    8 Days Going On 9?

    okay like usally i got my monthly period and usally i have it from 3-5 days, normal right? but for some strange reason i've had it for eight?   and its really heavy too, not only that but i even got it two WEEKS early!?   on my third day it was pretty light but...
    sara11 sara11 13-15 Aug 14, 2009

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    The pill made me stop having periods

    and I've been on it for like two months now. Awesome, right?
    sammisanin sammisanin 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 26

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    8 Days Going On 9?

    okay like usally i got my monthly period and usally i have it from 3-5 days, normal right? but for some strange reason i've had it for eight?   and its really heavy too, not only that but i even got it two WEEKS early!?   on my third day it was pretty light but...
    sara11 sara11 13-15 Aug 14, 2009

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    I really hate having periods , its painful . I get horrible cramps , cant move , cant sleep eat, walk , be comfortable , cant do nothing either , i get mad , irritable , :(
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    In June I had been having pelvic pain for years and finally in June of this year my doctor did exploratory laparoscopy and found and burned out endometriosis. Since then my pain...
    SWEETBUS SWEETBUS 36-40, F Nov 6

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    I agree guys don't realise the pain,mood swings bloating vomiting food cravings etc we go through.Then there's the cost -birth control,tampons,pain pills,missed days off work...
    Confused848 Confused848 26-30, F 2 Responses Nov 17

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    Yeah if girls have to deal with going to the bathroom every hour to change their pad. deal with Stomach pain. guys should do it with us. It's not fair. Nothing happen to guys. Us...
    lorrena19 lorrena19 18-21, F Nov 17

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    YEAH!!!!! Why should WE not only deal with TONS of blood cramps migraines etc EVERY MONTH we carry the CHILDREN!!!!!!!!! Males should at least get periods too
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    Guys wouldn't be able to handle periods as well as girls do. It would get really ugly really fast! I respect all the girls out there that are able to keep their **** together...
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