Well thanks for patiently waiting for the Ask Box to open, Need for Bleed. :)
Ok, I’ve written about stress/environmental-induced secondary amenorrhea before, but no one has written in asking how to get her period BACK before. If you are not having any negative symptoms during the past couple months (nausea and vomiting, sudden weight gain or loss, severe fatigue, abdominal or back pain, probably others that I’m too lazy to look up right now), then as I’ve mentioned, most doctors won’t even start looking into the REASON for your missing period (much less a SOLUTION) until 6 months have gone by. Why? Because statistically, the chances that something “serious” or “dangerous” is blocking your previously-normal periods doesn’t go up until after 6 months.
So I appreciate that you think it’s “abnormal” to be bleed-free for a 2-3 months, but would you say it’s “abnormal” for a pregnant woman to not bleed for 9 months? If you’re not pregnant, 3 months of amenorrhea does not mean that you are “less of a woman”. And while most of your stress (school exams) is over, there IS something stressing you out: your lack of a period. So stop stressing about it! Instead, make a
mark on your calendar reminder in your smartphone calendar for 3 months from now: “HAVE I HAD A PERIOD YET? IF NOT, TIME TO SEE MY DOCTOR.” Meanwhile, go on about your drip-less life, as happy and carefree as those women in the tampon commercials — chances are good that your period will return on its own soon, and those chances will be even BETTER if you don’t worry about it for now.
Meanwhile, you’re doing all the right things to encourage your period to come back: eating well, exercising, minimizing your life stressors, and avoiding nicotine and alcohol and llamas (Haha — I apologize if you have no idea why I just mentioned llamas. Inside joke. Sorry.) That’s about all you CAN do for now. (And if you really want to “force” your body to have a period, there’s really no reliable option beside starting hormones — which your doctor certainly wouldn’t do yet, until after a workup… which he/she wouldn’t do until when? Exactly.) :)
***Pending Cranquis-Mails: 6; Ask Box: Closed***