Due to pain...Predisone and missed period?

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mama6
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   Posted 7/26/2010 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
confused  Ok, I had my last Menstrual cycle around May 25. I have had my tubes tied almost 8 years ago. I am posting this here because I was on Predisone due to my herniated disk and pain and stiffness in my joints.(prescribed by urgent care doc..not my Rhuemy..in case anyone remembers my other post). I started it around June 3rd and was on a 7 days dose. Well now with it being the end of July, is this normal? I figured as many of you that have probably had to be on predisone at one point due to pain, and inflamation, you might actually have been through this and can relate your stories to me. shocked   I just don't know if I should call the Dr. at this point or if this is something that can happen. I was on it(predisone) at the begg. of the year too and seem to think i remember this happening, but I don't know..I've had a few hours of sleep since then. redface Thanks for any info. Heather
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   Posted 7/26/2010 8:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi mama6!

I did some searching since I didn't have an answer to your question. I've been on prednisone in the past, once for several months and I didn't notice a problem. But irregular periods are mentioned as a possible side effect of taking it. On the other hand, what I did read in several places is that even though it's a possible side effect it seldom occurs. It would be worth seeing your doctor or gynecologist and let them know what's going on. Don't take any chances when it comes to a woman's reproductive system!!

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mama6
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   Posted 7/26/2010 8:26 PM (GMT -7)   
blush  Chutz,
I was a little imbarrassed to ask. Thanks for the info. That's all i could find when I googled it too. Actually just the part about it being a side effect. I will have to call about it then. I just didn't want to seem like a hyprocondriak(sp?). It seemed a little weird to me. I really didn't notice, It was more like a oh wait..I should have had one of those, hmm..that's weird, kinda moment. The more I thought about it this weekend, I thought it would be worth asking. thanks again. Heather yeah
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   Posted 7/27/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -7)   
Get a pregnancy test just in case -- I met someone at church who got pregnant after having her tubes improperly tied. It resulted in a ectopic pregnancy. That's really unlikely, but maybe get checked out just in case.

Otherwise, I know extreme stress can cause your period to come early or late. So if the pain is causing you a lot of physical stress, that could do it. I thought the issues with steroids were mainly if you took them longer term, but I could be wrong about that.

Also, some people go through early menopause -- mid to late 30's. Not sure how old you are, but maybe get that checked out too.

Sure hope you figure out what's going on.

take care,
frances

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   Posted 7/27/2010 12:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Heather...

Yep, I'm w/ everyone in that I think you should call your doctor, for sure. Without divulging my whole boring story - let me just attest that you CAN get pregnant - even when it shouldn't be "medically" possible. Also, too, I've been on many meds (prednisone included).. and went for 6+ years w/ no cycles - and, again, I'm sitting here pregnant w/ twins :)

Don't mean to scare you :) but I just would definitely encourage you to call your doctor and see what's going on. Don't worry about seeming like a hypochondriac... when something is amiss, I think it's best to figure out what's going on....

Good luck, Heather :) --Tina
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)


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   Posted 7/27/2010 12:15 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes a miss peroid is a side effect of predisone, it happens to me...if you don't have a peroid on your 2nd month then go and see your doctor,
However with having your tubes tide maybe a pregnancy self check and if that turns up not pregnant then I don't think you should worry yet...
I only mention a self test cause even though you had your tube tide (me too) you can get a ectopic pregnancy and that
could endanger your life..so to be on the safe side do the self kit and see your doctor if you miss more than one peroid....
well wishes to you...
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I had a steroid injection in June and totally missed or skipped one cycle. but if you skip more than one see your doctor asap....
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mama6
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   Posted 7/27/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Ok, all of that makes sense. I put a call in to the Dr. and am just waiting for the nurse to call me back. Meanwhile I plan on taking a pregnancy test in the morning. I had thought about menopause too..I'm 35 but know it can happen. My husband had started hormone type therapy a couple of months ago so I told him, lets hope that didn't end up getting me pregnant(haha!). We have 6 kids so his face hit the floor and he just muttered awhile. I was playing when I said it last week, I hope. Thanks for the info.
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   Posted 7/29/2010 7:24 PM (GMT -7)   
Finally took test tonight but it came back negative. So now I'm just waiting to see if i can get in earlier to the new pr. confused   H
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   Posted 7/30/2010 3:00 PM (GMT -7)   
M6,
Glad to hear you're not pregnant (that's the last thing you need right now). ;) Hope they find out what's going on very soon.


well wishes,
frances

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   Posted 7/30/2010 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   
Mama6,

Glad you tested... Hope you can get some answers from your doctor... it may just be the meds? Keep us updated....

Take good care --Tina
Main Health Issues: Dysautonomia/POTS; CFS/Fibro; Chronic Pain (back issues, migraines, carpal tunnel, among other things); Chronic Hypertension; Hypothyroidism and Hypoadrenalism; Mixed Sleep Apnea (on BiPap); Depression/Anxiety; Vitamin D Deficiency.

MAJOR surprise - Pregnant, w/ twin little girls (after six boys). Due Sept, 2010. Praying they are healthy. YES, you can have chronic pain AND have a successful pregnancy - not easy, but it can be done. :)

Retired Mom
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   Posted 7/30/2010 5:02 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm glad you did the test too. Your Dr may still want to do another blood test, though....just to be sure. I don't really believe that you have anything to worry about there, but sometimes they do that to make sure nothing is going on crazy.

I don't know much about your med, but I hope you find relief soon! I didn't have a period for almost two years and honestly tested every month of that time. I just couldn't risk a pregnancy. I had all the hormone tests, but nothing showed up wrong and later I found out mine was due to the human growth hormone deficiency I have. Things are almost back to normal now that I've been taking my shots for several months.

Good luck!
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   Posted 7/30/2010 8:13 PM (GMT -7)   
I usually post on the fibromyalgia board, but just popped over here and saw your post.

Steroids can definitely wreak havoc with your periods. I had two Kenalog (steroid) shots (one in March and one in April), and I'm just now getting back to normal. I missed one, and then just had really abnormal ones for a couple of months. I saw my gyno in June and mentioned it to her, and she was pretty aware of the menstrual side effects of steroids.

Hope things get back to normal (for both of us) soon. :-)

Hugs - Austen
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mama6
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   Posted 8/1/2010 3:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Yeah I think the predisone works great, even on the Fibro. as crazy as that may be. I think the side effects probably have a lot to do with it. idea I gained around 27 pounds in Feb when I herniated my disk twice in 6 weeks. That was mind blowing. But I couldn't stay away from food. Even what I don't care for. Had to be on the predisone for almost 4 weeks. hopefully the Dr.'s office calls back soon though, because I still haven't had it show up..not that i'm horribly upset about it, but I am a little worried. shakehead   Austen, I hope yours goes back to normal as well.
Pebbles, we might have met..my brain rarely works, so I don't remember, good to meet you either way. lol Heather
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