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I feel like a teenager again! How do I get my period?

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dontcarehow Tue 11-Jan-11 10:20:06

I've been off the pill for about 6 months and still haven't had a period. I know some others are in my position too. I've been to the docs and they're going to do a blood test, but I have to wait a while. So I'm now getting so anxious, I'm willing to try anything to get my period. So, the old wives tales are all welcome, is there anything I can do to encourage my period to come?

queenrollo Tue 11-Jan-11 10:24:49

see if you can find a local herbalist. My cycles were all over the place this time when i came off the pill and my herbalist has helped me get a regular cycle going.

You have my sympathy though. When TTC DS (he's 5 now) i came off the pill, withdrawal bleed then nothing for six months. I never did get a regular cycle but somehow i managed to fall pregnant. It was looking for info and advice on irregualr cycles after the pill that led me to mumsnet!

AttilaTheMeerkat Tue 11-Jan-11 15:25:45

What blood test has been suggested, blood tests can be done according to calendar days if there is no cycle to speak of.

You should be referred to a gynae for further evaluation to see if either PCOS or thyroid problems are behind this.

You need a diagnosis first and foremost. Would refrain from using a merdical herbalist for the time being, at least till you get a diagnosis anyway.

Sympathy here- 4 months and counting since i came off the pill and no AF. I've had my thyroid, prolactin, FSH and LH all checked and all came back normal- I'm now waiting for a scan appointment to look at my ovaries. in the meantime I am having acupuncture, I had my first session last week and I'm feeling quite positive about it.

queenrollo Tue 11-Jan-11 15:59:33

good advice from attila
but be prepared to push hard for a referral (especially if you are young). My GP just was not interested and kept telling me to wait for my body to correct itselfhmm. I finally managed to get one blood test 8 months later and i found out I was pregnant soon after.

This time my GP told me to wait a year and if my cycles hadn't become regular only then would he refer me. It was frustrating for me which is why I went to a herbalist(and i did my research to make sure i got one who knew what she was talking about).

My cycles are regular now but still no success so my medicinal herbalist has now said she doesn't want to pursue any further treatment with me until I have been to my GP and had the full run of medical tests. Now I just have to push my GP to give me a referal.

attila any advice on how to get my GP to take me seriously?

CaveMum Tue 11-Jan-11 16:24:31

dontcarehow I am in exactly the same boat as you - I came off the Pill in May 2010, had a withdrawl bleed, one normal 28 day cycle and nothing since then!

I am 29, not overweight, not underweight, never smoked, drink very little (these days wink)

I saw my GP in October who told me to come back when my period had been absent for 6 months. Duly I booked another appointment and saw her yesterday, having gone almost 7 months without a period.

She was excellent. She gave me paperwork to go to the local hospital and have blood tests done and also to book an ultrasound. I had the bloods taken this morning and the hospital phoned me this afternoon to say they had a cancellation and can I come in for an ultrasound on Thursday afternoon shock.

If it has been 6 months or more since your last period go and see your GP. The NHS website says you should see your GP if "•you used to have periods but have not had one for the last six consecutive months (secondary amenorrhoea)"

Link here

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