Have your period ever skipped?

@mermaidivy (15404)
United States
May 5, 2009 9:46am CST
It is been late for more than 10 days... I'm really concerned, I don't think I'm that LUCKY to get pregnant already... Because my period never get late like that, may be 2-5 days. I'm just not ready yet and I'm not prepared to give birth... Have you ever experienced that? I would be very happy to hear your sharing!!!!!
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• United States
5 May 09
Sometimes stress can make you skip. If you are concerned and have done the deed I would take a test to be on the safe side & if you have a Dollar Tree by you they have reliable tests for $1 better than wasting $15-20 @ a regular store. Good Luck I hope things turn out the way you hope they turn out.
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@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
you mean stress can make it skip completely until next month? The test can tell if it is just pregnant? Thank you.
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• United States
5 May 09
It most certainly can make you skip! I skipped a few times in high school being stressed out about finals. I've also had it show up a week early a few months in a row or show up a week late a few months in a row.... though my body has always been strange like that. Again if you've had relations it's best to be certain you are not pregnant. With my first I was sick with a bad cold and body ache, we were trying and I thought well before I take this cold med I will take a test. Sure enough I was expecting, wich then told me not to take anything for my cold ect as it could hurt the baby potentially. If it skips more than one month & your pg test is negative, you should call your Dr and ask if they'd recommend an appointment.
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• Canada
5 May 09
I agree Stress can play a huge factor in missing a period...Also worrying about something can play a role!
• Philippines
5 May 09
I've experience this before. Mine was like 6 days late. I panicked but I told myself that I've always had an irregular period so things like it can happen sometimes. My period is sometimes 5 days early, while most of the time, it is 5-6 days late. It even came to a point that I didn't have my period for almost 4 months. Maybe you're stressed out or thinking of too much? Because factors like those can affect your menstrual cycle. Don't worry too much :) If you're unsure (whether your pregnant or not) then better have a pregnancy test now :) Hope I somehow enlightened your mood. Happy myLotting!
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
4 months???????? did you think you got pregnant or something? Ido feel very stressed but even I have been stressed for many months, I dn't get late period like that...
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• Philippines
7 May 09
Yes, 4 months. And no, I didn't get pregnant or something. I think it's because of our swimming trip. I swam even when I have my period on. Yes it can happen sometime. My little sis even experienced it too. But hers was just like a month and a week. No, she didn't get pregnant or something.
@orang13 (723)
• Philippines
5 May 09
Nope actually. My period is the opposite of yours. Instead of being skip, it seems that it doubles every month and i myself don't know if it is unhealthy or not. But i have heard of several cases just like yours, my classmates tried being skipped for more than 5 months or maybe almost a year. It was really scary for her, and i think it is really abnormal though. You should really consult it to the doctor.
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@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
I don't know... :-(
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• United States
5 May 09
If you are stressed, lose weight, very tired you can miss it. Also it all depends on your body. I never get mine in the month of March. (Don't ask me why, I think it is due to February being so short).
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@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
Yes, I'm all that, stressed, lose weight, very tired... I hope it is ther reason...
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@deejean06 (1953)
• United States
5 May 09
Hi mermaid...The only time that I was late in getting my period was when I was pregnant and right after I gave birth to my son. If I were you I'd check a home test. Good luck!
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
Oh... that's what I'm concerning /__\
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• India
5 May 09
hey don't worry some times it may happen. If you lose weight suddenly due to improper diet or if you have put up you weight sudddenly this may happen.
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@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
hhhmmm I did lose couple pounds recently so what does it mean??? oh... i'm really really concerned...
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@pickoy (733)
• Philippines
6 May 09
Don't worry it's normal. I'm married for a year now, and 3 months ago i was delayed for 10 days too, all my preg tests were negative and I already visited my obgyne to check what's wrong. I have a heart condition so its a big deal for me... but she said that its normal for women even those with regular cycles to get delayed at times. It really freaked me out, coz i've never been delayed that long. She said, its just STRESS... coz im thinking too much and worry too much... She prescribed some medications to induce menstration... and then in the afternoon, i had it... lol, it's a complete waste of money, estrogen is a bit expensive... lol
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
6 May 09
Oh you just released my concern! You sounded like my situation right now so I'm just hoping for the best and see what's gonna happen, hopefully, it is caused by the stress because I'm really not ready for getting pregnant totally... Thank you for your response!!
@pickoy (733)
• Philippines
6 May 09
it was a good laugh, i was with my husband that day and he told me that the estrogen really worked, we just bought it and without even having the chance to take it, it worked, lol... and then he made an old joke saying, during those old times girls say when they have a period, "oh, i have a period today(frowning)" but now, women say "yes!!!, i have a period(with a wide smile on their faces)" he's really corny most of the times... btw, i used medic preg tests and its really accurate...
@emilie2300 (1889)
• United States
5 May 09
Yes I skipped a whole month before. I have been 3 weeks or so late before. If you have changed your diet or are stressed out worried it will effect changes to your body. If you recently started exercising or are excersising more it will have a effect on it.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
but you were pregnant right? I feel better after I heard all you guys's comment telling me that stress and changed diet make the period skipped, I guess it is what I have been bothered... Thanks for sharing!
• United States
6 May 09
No I was not pregnant I was worried that I was and I took the test and it was negative. That's how I found out that stress plays a big factor in it. And your change of diet. Your welcome I am glad our information was helpful to you.
@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
5 May 09
Hello mermaidivy, Mine is not really regular and the very first time I got pregnant, I only realized it when I was three or four months pregnant. I didn't even jot down my last period and that's the reason I realized it quite late. Normally it will come every month just that the time is irregular sometimes...
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
You realized after 3-4 months without PMS? That's weird.
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@gr8life (6252)
• Malaysia
6 May 09
Hello mermaidivy, It is irregular sometimes where I can get twice in a month. Sometimes I just lose count of the days. I also have slight mood swing and aching body whenever it is near the time. I didn't care much that time cause I just got married. I got pregnant right a month after getting married. Another thing is that, I was not ready for the pregnancy since I was still in honeymoon period... That's why I didn't check it earlier.
• United States
6 May 09
Until I started birth control, my period was EXTREMELY irregular. Sometimes it would decide to come twice in a month or not at all. It really depends on how regular you are as to whether or not you should be worried.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
11 May 09
I stop worrying, just hope for the best now. Thanks for sharing! :-)
@tammytwo (4300)
• United States
6 May 09
I have only been late when I was pregnant. Get a home pregnancy test and take it to ease your mind (or confirm your anxieties). You can find them fairly cheap at Dollar General or Wal-Mart now. My periods have always been regular so I never was late unless I was pregnant.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
6 May 09
Thanks for your ideas! :-)
@lingli_78 (12834)
• Australia
6 May 09
sometimes yes... but i rarely missed my period for more than 10 days... if you are worried, may be you can do a pregnancy test by yourself at home... you can buy the kits at the supermarket or pharmacy... that's what i did in the past... just to ease your mind, you might want to do that as soon as possible... take care and have a nice day...
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
6 May 09
Thanks for your response! :-)
@zzyw87 (1259)
• Philippines
6 May 09
My period once came late, like a week or so late. The next month, my period never came at all. Of course I was worried. But I knew I was not pregnant because I did not do it. Then I did some research on the internet and asked my doctor. She said that it was just because of stress and poor diet. It was true because for those two months, I was working overtime everyday at work and was super stressed out. At the same time, because I was so busy, I was not able to eat dinner most days and lunch was always hurried and usually was fast food like noodles or biscuits.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
6 May 09
I guess stress and poor diet are probably the causes now after I received you guys's comment, seems like it. Thanks for your response! :-)
• Philippines
6 May 09
hello mermaid ivy. i am a man but allow me to respond to this discussion. if this is the first time that it happened to you then i suggest that you go buy a pregnancy test kit. my wife also experienced the same things...her period was delayed for one day and she said it has never happened before. turned out she was already almost 2 months pregnant then. good luck and take care.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
6 May 09
Oh... thanks for your response..
• United States
6 May 09
Mines has done that as well. I was extremely stressed out and I went about tow months without one. I wasn't pregnant just stressed out it happens. Go to the doctor and get yourself checked out. That's the best advice you can get from anyone.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
6 May 09
I hope stress is what it i, thank youv ery much for your suggestion!!!
• Canada
5 May 09
I think it is either you are pregnant or very stressed. My period has always been messed up. I didn't know i was pregnant with my oldest child until i thought i had the 30 day flu lol!! I think just to be on the safe side you should go to your doctor to find out for sure because it could be something seriouse!!! GOOD LUCK!!!
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
Thank you very much!
@soulist (2985)
• United States
5 May 09
I have had times when my period was late or even skipped. IT was caused by being so stressed out and my body wasn't functioning properly. But I understand being worried about things cause I know I was LOL. It could also skip if you have been really sick lately.
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
I think stress is probably the main reason makes my period skipped and I hope it is the real reason...
@BlueAngelRS (2899)
• Canada
5 May 09
It could be many things...Stress can also cause a period to be late I would just try not to worry and wait it out...
@mermaidivy (15404)
• United States
5 May 09
I think it is what I should do for the time being.
@eneria (118)
• Philippines
6 May 09
ive experienced this before.. i think its about 10-12 days.. i also thought i was already pregnant.. but then after 12 days i still get to have some ... im also not yet ready that time., but then i asked God's desire.. do what he want from me.. :) am not ready., but am ready to face anything that will go my way.. :)
@sacmom (14250)
• United States
6 May 09
Yes, I've missed my period before. Mostly due to being pregnant, though there was one time back when I was a teenager that I was late, yet I couldn't have been pregnant because I wasn't sexually active at that time. Though I don't think my mom believed me and she took me down to the doctor. If I remember right I had been dehydrated (or maybe it was something else) and it screwed up my cycle. The other times, as I had mentioned, were due to being pregnant. I don't think any woman can ever really prepare for birth, especially the first time around, because they don't know what to expect. Sure, they can hear stories from other woman that have given birth, but each pregnancy is a unique experience and different for every woman. But I'll be more than happy to share one of mine anyway. I was beyond scared of giving birth to my first born, so I'll skip right to my second. LOL As I knew what to expect I wasn't scared giving birth to him at all. I just wanted him out! LOL When I got to the hospital I was 9 centimeters dilated, but my water hadn't broken. My doctor decided to wait to see if it would break on it's own...over two hours. But that didn't happen so the doctor broke it for me and I gave birth to my son 4 minutes later. All in all I was in labor with him for about 6 hours. If you are concerned you should get a home pregnancy test. They're pretty accurate and inexpensive. I've used plenty of 'em in my time and they've never been wrong! Good luck!