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post #1 of 29
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I have missed my period for the past three months now and when to the Gyno. She did blood work and a pap. Everything came back normal so she put me on 10mg of provera for 10 Days. It has now been 17 days after and still no period.

Has anyone had this happen? Has anyone taken provera and had to wait longer than 17 days?

I should also mention that my husband and I have just moved and am under a lot of stress and I am 26 Years Old.

My Gyno said to call monday if nothing happens...I really am just looking for a bit of support. Has anyone had this happen?
post #2 of 29
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Any advice or experiences would really make me feel better!
post #3 of 29
I think it is pretty normal to not cycle regularly during high stress times. Maybe focus on healthy eating, moderate exrecise, plenty of fluids, and try to get your stress levels under control.
post #4 of 29
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Thank you! I wasn't sure if stress could effect provera as well...I know I need to now stress as much...I have been trying to take it easer lately...Maybe I will relax a bit more tomorrow... I just want my af to return so I can feel normal again. This has been really disappointing. And almost every forum I read everyone has had there af a few days after provera.

Thank you so very much for the advice! I really appreciate it!
post #5 of 29
It happened to me when I was younger and lost a lot of weight and didn't get enough fat in my diet.
post #6 of 29
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Thank you so much! I feel like the only one this has happened to. I will call tomorrow and see what they want me to do. Thank you again!
post #7 of 29
Yes, for me I miss my period when:

-I'm pregnant;
-I have too little fat on my body;
-I'm extremely stressed.

Maybe a relaxing exercise regime, like yoga, combined with a real concentration on nutrition, would help. What's your BMI?

I have never taken Provera.
post #8 of 29
I was a nurse at an Ob/Gyn office for many years. Provera may not work for everyone. Sometimes our bodies react to stress, environmental changes and various other influences in strange ways.

Just out of curiosity, when was your last pregnancy test? If it has been a couple of weeks since the bloodwork and you are sexually active, you may want to re-test.
post #9 of 29
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Originally Posted by EdnaMarie View Post
Yes, for me I miss my period when:

-I'm pregnant;
-I have too little fat on my body;
-I'm extremely stressed.

Maybe a relaxing exercise regime, like yoga, combined with a real concentration on nutrition, would help. What's your BMI?

I have never taken Provera.
I am pretty sure that I am not pregnant. I was checked out at the doctor. I have been really stressed though. My husband and I just moved and started a company and there is a lot of other things going on.
Lately, I have been trying to take it easer.

I am not sure what my BMI is...
I know that I am underweight for my height though.
I am 5'8 115-118.
But I have been this weight for a long time and never missed my period before.

I think I will up my fat intake and try relaxing a lot more.

Thank you so much for the advice.
post #10 of 29
I second the advice of taking another pregnancy test. It is possible that in the interim of trying to figure this out, you could have gotten pregnant. It may help put your mind at ease too.

Also, like everyone else mentioned, stress can cause delayed or no ovulation. If you don't ovulate, you wont have a period.

Also, has your Dr. checked your thyroid? You could have hyperthyroidism (which can totally screw up your cycles). Good luck!!!
post #11 of 29
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I am pretty sure that I am not pregnant. I was checked out at the doctor. I have been really stressed though. My husband and I just moved and started a company and there is a lot of other things going on.
Lately, I have been trying to take it easer.

I am not sure what my BMI is...
I know that I am underweight for my height though.
I am 5'8 115-118.
But I have been this weight for a long time and never missed my period before.

I think I will up my fat intake and try relaxing a lot more.

Thank you so much for the advice.
You may have been on the brink. At 5'8 and that weight you are probably around 18. You might have lost an extra pound somewhere in there.

Good luck. I'm sure you're fine. Just eat lots of avocado. Or something. I drink coconut milk smoothies (coconut milk, banana, frozen strawberries, frozen mangos, other good stuff) when I don't feel like "fatty" foods but I need fat.
post #12 of 29
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Originally Posted by EdnaMarie View Post
You may have been on the brink. At 5'8 and that weight you are probably around 18. You might have lost an extra pound somewhere in there.

Good luck. I'm sure you're fine. Just eat lots of avocado. Or something. I drink coconut milk smoothies (coconut milk, banana, frozen strawberries, frozen mangos, other good stuff) when I don't feel like "fatty" foods but I need fat.
Thank you Edna!

I think you may be right...maybe I lost some weight in the move...not eating right. I think this is what caused it.
I really don't think that I am pregnant.
Is 18BMI really low? What should I be at?

Also, Yes my thyroid was check. It was fine along with all my blood work and pap totally normal.

That smoothie sounds AWEOME! I think I will make one tonight.

Thank you again!
post #13 of 29
I have a friend about your height and weight who has probably gone over a year without a period simply due to not enough body fat. I think a BMI of 18 probably doesn't HAVE to be bad, but if your body is starting to shut down unnecessary functions, you might try to put on a few pounds and see if things change!

(FWIW, I'm 5'5" and was 108 when I got pregnant with my first son (probably BMI around 18). My midwife told me I was underweight, although my GP said my weight was fine. I think it really depends on how you feel and what your body is doing.)
post #14 of 29
Adrenal/thyroid stress caused me to miss my period for quite sometime. You might look into things you can do to help your adrenals. My new favorite thing, if you are open to homeopathy, is Nux Vomica. It WORKS!
post #15 of 29
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Still no af. I talked to the nurse this morning and she said to come in and see the doctor. I saw the midwife last time.

This is so frustrating!

she said I need to see an actual doctor this time. Why is that?

Does anyone know what they'll do when provera doesn't work?

Thank you to everyone for the advice!
I will get a pregnancy test today just to be sure.
post #16 of 29
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Pregnancy test was negative.

Anyone know what they will do from here?
post #17 of 29
18.5 is the lowest most people with normal bone structure should be (by "normal" I mean, even a small frame that is not like, hollow, should be above 18.5). You won't get your period back right away after stress. I think they do an ultrasound to check for cysts and do a PAP (sorry ) which is what I got in college when I dropped down to 110 lbs or something. If you're healthy, they're likely to tell you to put on a couple pounds and cut back on stress. That's what they did for me.
post #18 of 29
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Originally Posted by EdnaMarie View Post
18.5 is the lowest most people with normal bone structure should be (by "normal" I mean, even a small frame that is not like, hollow, should be above 18.5). You won't get your period back right away after stress. I think they do an ultrasound to check for cysts and do a PAP (sorry ) which is what I got in college when I dropped down to 110 lbs or something. If you're healthy, they're likely to tell you to put on a couple pounds and cut back on stress. That's what they did for me.


Thank you so much!
When I was in the first time a few weeks ago they did a pap (normal) and didn't see any cysts. Do they have to do an ultrasound?

I am going to try to unwind and not stress as much but not having my period is making me stress even more.

Do you think they will put me on estrogen?
I have read that sometimes provera doesn't work because you didn't have enough estrogen to build the lining...

I can't stand all the waiting.
I really want to be able to have kids one day and I don't want this to effect that. (just not now)

I was going to get started on birth control but now I have to wait...
post #19 of 29
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Okay...
Well I am going to keep posting here because hopefully it will help someone one day going through the same thing.

Tomorrow I go to the Doctors again.
I will post what the next steps are.

Thanks again to everyone for there advice!!!
post #20 of 29
Keep us updated.
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