on Jun 25, 2015 @ 08:13 pm|
Let me explain my current situation. It might be a little wordy, so thank you so much for taking the time to read it.
My period was due on 6/15. My average cycle is around 28 days, occasionally 29 or 30. I am now on day 39 of my cycle, and still not sign of my period. I had sex 5/24, 5/25, 5/29, 5/5, and 5/12 using the withdrawal method (trust me, I know, and after this, I vow to never have sex again.)
This month has been a wild ride for me. I was diagnosed with a bacterial infection on 5/29 and was put on a Z-Pack and 600 MG Ibuprofen. I only took both antibiotics for 4 days. On 6/4, I went to my GP for a pap smear and found out I had a yeast infection (probably from the antibiotics) and was given one pill to take that night to clear it up. I don't recall the name, however.
It's also worth noting that I had an extreme change in my diet this month. I went from having a horrible diet and hardly exercising to this: I maintained the 17 Day Diet for nearly two weeks (low carb low fat diet), and have been at the gym 4-5 days a week since. Not this week, though, naturally, because the stress has become a bit too much for me to handle-- and I've returned back to my old eating habits, as well.
I took my first pregnancy test the day after my missed period - 6/16. Negative. A week later, on 6/22, I took two more. One being a Clearblue Digital. Both negative.
I knew something was off because the week before my period was due, I didn't have my usual symptoms. On a typical week before my period, I feel mild cramping (TMI, but usually after my bowel movements and that's how I know) and have sore breasts for at least 2 days with cravings for fast food, sweets, and soda and terrible mood swings. The food cravings were there, but I figured it was because I was stuck on my diet. That week, the only things that were reminiscent of my typical PMS were the food cravings and this dry mouth-- which has then since disappeared, for the most part.
I feel completely normal. Within the past few days, I've felt my mild cramping after my bowel movements and been terribly moody (though, that could be due to the stress) and assumed my period was on its way. Still nothing. It honestly feels like it's trying to start, but won't. The only thing that seems to be reoccurring consistently is this dull pain in my lower left abdomen, which leads me to believe I may or may not have a cyst, but that could also be wishful thinking.
I'm afraid to get a blood test because I'm on my parents' insurance and know that I'll have to be honest if I make a visit to my GP. Stupid, I know, but. I'm 23 and can't handle the idea of disappointing my parents because if I am pregnant, they'll have to help support me. I'm supposed to be graduating from college in December and having a baby was not in the plan for a long while. They already had to go through this once with my sister-- I don't want them to have to go through it again.
Today I've tried 'inducing' my period-- my boyfriend's idea. I took 1,000 mg of Vitamin C. Drank 1 cup of warm water with 1 TBSP of honey mixed in. Been downing green tea and cranberry juice like it's no one's business. I'm not sure if inducing a late period actually works, but at this point, I'm desperate enough to try anything.
I need peace of mind, and I have none. The stress from this situation has turned me into a monster. I have no motivation to do anything because I'm completely overwhelmed. I know stress will just delay a late period even further, but I don't think it can be helped. I have no idea what to do, or how to even act. This waiting is agony.
Does anyone have any ideas? Suggestions? I'm open to anything and everything.
|Typo Correction on Jun 25, 2015 @ 08:22 pm|
I had sex 5/24, 5/25, 5/29, 6/5, and 6/12. ******
Made a typo, my mistake!
|Also to be noted: on Jun 25, 2015 @ 08:23 pm|
I also lost about 6 pounds on the diet.
|Could be the weight loss... on Jun 26, 2015 @ 11:18 am|
I can just say from personal experience here, but it really sounds like it's from you changing up your eating habits and working out. In my experience I started to work out and weight train 5 days a week in addition to running PLUS doing a low carb high protein diet. When I was doing this, mine was 4 months late...yup 4 months. As soon as I reduced these restrictions and started to open up my eating choices, it finally resumed. I've heard low carb, low fat and high protein diets has a skipping effect on a women's cycle in general but adding more workouts than normal extends the effect. I'm no doctor but it sounds like it could be from your change in nutrition and exercise plan. Hope that eases some stress, but you should always go to your doctor anyways :)
|Thank you! on Jun 26, 2015 @ 05:40 pm|
Thank you so much for your response! Definitely eased my mind and after 11 agonizing days, my period finally arrived! Gonna make an appointment with my GP on Monday to look into birth control. Thanks again!
|... on Jun 27, 2015 @ 12:10 am|
I don't want to worry you...
Didn't the pharmacist warn you about being on antibiotics and protecting your self while having sex?