menstrual cycle

By wicky Latest Reply 2008-07-12 11:59:13 -0500
Started 2008-07-01 19:08:52 -0500

i know this is not very appropriate but i really do have a problem and if any ladys could give me a suggestion i would appreciate it. Ok i have not had my period in 9 mths! scary but i am not pregnant? should i go get checked out or what? i am waiting for my check from the IRS so i can any suggestions on why i might not be having them?

7 replies

Tsunamimommy 2008-07-12 11:59:13 -0500 Report

If you are taking Metformin (Glucophage) for type II diabetes, there is a possibility that it is affecting your menstral cycle. You should see an endocrinologist as soon as you can if you really want to to find out what is going on with your body. At the very least, you should see your dr. for medication to jump start your period. You should never go longer than 3 - 4 months without having one before menopause.

Babs341 2008-07-07 16:47:35 -0500 Report

Hi there,

Whenever you have to deal w/ this kind of stuff it's very important to keep track of what you are taking, (keep a journal). And "please" go to the doctor. As a Mom of 2 - you learn throughout the years that even the smallest thing as catching a cold can mess up your cycle.

** Please ** feel free to contact me personally by email if you would like to get talk some more.. I would be more than happy to help :))


jupton1 2008-07-02 02:47:39 -0500 Report

I think I would go to the Dr.Its not worth risking Your health.Some birth control pills and stress can cause this.Hope Your ok,from a mans point of view.PS.If You dont have health insurance try calling Your local health dept.I wish You and Your daughter the best..JohnU

wicky 2008-07-02 04:47:48 -0500 Report

thanks for the advice i appreciate it… most guys wouldnt even bother to give any kind of advice!

jupton1 2008-07-02 08:44:21 -0500 Report

I have 2 girls that I raised so I have delt with this issue alot.Also I have had some emergency medical training.If You take the pill this can also make You skip several times.Hope You feel beter soon..JU

tmana 2008-07-01 23:48:12 -0500 Report

Not sure about T1 specifically, but a lot of women with diabetes have polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) which can inhibit one's period and also make it hard/difficult to conceive.

Weight is also an issue in menstruation. If you are too obese, your period will kick out; similarly, if you are too thin and have too low a body-fat percentage. In these cases, it is because your body would leach too many resources from you to feed the child (i.e., you could die just from being pregnant).

Also, how old are you? Some women start going through menopause in their forties, and there are some endocrine disorders that can start the process earlier.

Do see a doctor as soon as you are able. S/he will be able to assist you to find out why you have not been menstruating.

wicky 2008-07-02 04:45:36 -0500 Report

see i am only 23 years old and I did read about that polycystic ovarian syndrome. Which i think i might have. thanks for the advice i appreciate it alot.

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