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I haven't had a period in over two years, should I be worried?

In 2009 my period became extremely erratic, I put it down to stress since I was getting ready to graduate college, while working, and being a mother and wife. Then my mother passed away and it stopped all together. My doctor didn't seemed worried so I didn't. The other day a co-worker mentioned she was having tests run because she hadn't had her period in six months. I still have't had a period. Should I be doing something? Saying anything? I am 36, overweight (gained weight like crazy since my mom passed) and on anti-depressants. I would like to have another child, once I am off the meds and I am finally in a place where that could happen. So any suggestions? Oh yeah, my doctor knows my period hasn't resumed and my pap smear is current. Sorry if its too much info!

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MokaMommy

Asked by MokaMommy at 1:51 AM on Apr. 25, 2011 in Health

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  • stress and weight can do that...i would ask for an ultrasound to check out ur endo lining an for some BC to regulate ur cycle
    allycally

    Answer by allycally at 2:01 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Do you think you possibly have PCOS?
    VintageWife

    Answer by VintageWife at 2:05 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I haven't a clue. I don't know what that is. I will google it and mention it to my doctor.
    MokaMommy

    Comment by MokaMommy (original poster) at 2:07 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Oh boy, this good be writing this question! I gained almost 50 lbs since Oct 2nd 2010 thats when my mom passed away. So I can understand what u r going thru. But if your doc seems to ok with it and yoru pap hasn't shown anything, then I wouldn't worry. I am on a mood stabilizer w/anti-depressant. I know paxil, celexa and zoloft are infamous for doing that to people. If u do get prego, stop paxil, it has showning up with a 60% of some kinda birth defects. But i think if u think there is something, by all means get a test done, have your doc do a littler more in depth test. Go with your instinct.
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:07 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • **could be me writing this question
    Michigan-Mom74

    Answer by Michigan-Mom74 at 2:08 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I assume you're not breastfeeding? I didn't get my period for over two years after my youngest daughter was born, but she was still nursing quite a lot. If you're hoping to get pregnant again, it might be a good idea to lose some weight even if that's not the cause; It might right itself. But yeah, tell your doctor you're interested in eventually having another child, and he might be willing to run some more tests.
    judimary

    Answer by judimary at 2:16 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • How old r u?? You should go to a doctor sweety not being funny
    DandIebst

    Answer by DandIebst at 2:18 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • I am not nursing, and I agree with the losing weight part although that is another post entirely since I am having a difficult time with that as well. Oh and I am 36.
    MokaMommy

    Comment by MokaMommy (original poster) at 2:20 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

  • Ask your Dr to check for PCOS.
    DigiScrapperMom

    Answer by DigiScrapperMom at 3:24 AM on Apr. 25, 2011

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