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At what point should I start being genuinely concerned about my health issue?
Some of you already know the struggle I have been having with the lack of having a period issues. But here’s a quick refresher. I was on the birth control pill. I started them when I was young, got off of them a couple years ago, got pregnant with my son within a month of stopping them, and then got back on them after he was born. I stopped them again on may 11 of this year. Since then I haven’t had a normal period.
So here’s the update. I went to my doctor. She gave me the whole “It can take your body awhile to get back to normal” speech but she also gave me medicine to jump start my period in hopes that my body would regulate itself shortly after. The medicine did give me a period. I had a normal 7 day period on August 3. Since then, no period. If my calculations were right I should have gotten my period yesterday? I haven’t had any signs of an oncoming period. Slight cramping about a week ago but nothing happened. No tender breasts. No mood swings. Nothing. I have this sinking suspicion it’s not coming.
I went back to the dr for a follow up last week and she felt what she believes is a cyst on my ovary. So I have an ultrasound soon for that. Could the cyst be causing my problems? I have occasional pain from it but could a cyst be causing more problems than just pain?
This is all I have been able to think about for the past few months. I want more children and I’m so worried that I’m suddenly infertile or incapable of having anymore. I love my son and am blessed to have one already but I’m not ready to accept that I might not ever have another. My dr seems very nonchalant about the whole thing but it doesn’t put me at ease. I feel like she’s taking the wait and see approach, and in the meantime I’m sitting here worrying and anxiously waiting for my body to be normal. How much longer should I wait before I really become concerned? Does it really take a body this long to regulate itself again after stopping the pill? I never had this issue in the past. That’s my main concern. Last time I stopped the pill I got pregnant immediately. Why is it so different this time around?