Girly Question...no period in months!!

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ImAud
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:35 AM (GMT -7)   
Just wondering if this has happened to anyone else...when i got diagnosed back in august and hospitalized after that, i got my period the first week of september and haven't since then..i saw my gyno and she said if I dont get it by january 1st to give her a call...she said with all my blood loss, weight loss, poor health, and the fact that i had to stop taking my birth control pills in the hospital because i got a blood clot in my lung, it could all play a role in why i haven't gotten my period yet.  but i was reading the other day that one side effect of 6mp (im on 75mg/day) could cause "cessation of menstration"...has anyone here have had problems with this type of stuff? just wondering what my gyno would do for me if january 1st roles around and i'm still ummm not flowing lol... 
21 year old female
Diagnosed with Moderate to Severe Crohn's August 2008 (hospitalized for over a month right after)
Taking...canasa, rowasa, 6mp, and Remicade every 6 weeks
As needed...zofran, lortab, tylenol 3, bentyl
Off of Prednisone!!!


Mormor Vicky
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:48 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was in the hospital and put on 6-mp and pred my period was none existent for months. I still skip months at a time but I'm pre-menopausal so that could be the reason. Also, when my daughter was diagnosed with Crohn's at the age of 12 she didn't start her period until she got into remission at the age of 15 or 16. I do know that weight has a determining factor in your period so the sicker you are the more likely your period won't show up.

I heard that anorexic girls will lose their period and it's the reason girls start their cycle at a younger age then they did 50 years ago. We tend to be healthier and bigger then we were decades ago.
Vicky / 48 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
 
Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
 
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression
Cymbalta, Metformin, Lipitor


inflamed
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   Posted 11/24/2008 11:16 AM (GMT -7)   
I had this problem due to weight loss. If you drop below a certain percentage of body fat your period stops. I was on 6mp for years and never had the problem then, but 6mp helped me stay at a healthy weight.
Hoping to stay in remission after the birth of a healthy baby girl. On Pentasa during my pregnancy, went med-free 2 months to nurse (stupid), but back on Pentasa and still nursing.


spookyh
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   Posted 11/24/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
It could also be iron deficiency.

ivy6
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   Posted 11/24/2008 3:25 PM (GMT -7)   
Yep. I've had this problem twice: once in my teens, and once in my twenties. Both times, I stopped menstruating for years.

It's definitely something you need to investigate and get on top of, but the good thing is that at least you don't have that monthly inflammation to exacerbate your CD symptoms. I found life (and Crohn's) a lot harder to manage once my periods returned.

Bet yes, make sure they do something to help. You may need help with hormones to protect your bones... and help with nutrition... and help to get your Crohn's back under control so your body starts to act more normally again.

Best wishes,

Ivy.
Co-Moderator Crohn's Forum.


sclobe
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   Posted 11/24/2008 3:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes, I've had this problem as well. I was diagnosed at 16, didn't get my period til I was 18 years old and have never been naturally regular. The only time I had any regularity was when I was on the birth control pill. I am no longer on the pill and back to being irregular. I don't mind though cuz my Crohn's goes haywire when I menstruate... the less periods the better for me.

I would talk to your gyn about it though, since this is a new issue for you.

ImAud
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   Posted 11/24/2008 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
thank u all for ur input! very helpful! atleast i'm not the only person with this problem lol
21 year old female
Diagnosed with Moderate to Severe Crohn's August 2008 (hospitalized for over a month right after)
Taking...canasa, rowasa, 6mp, and Remicade every 6 weeks
As needed...zofran, lortab, tylenol 3, bentyl
Off of Prednisone!!!


dustspeck
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   Posted 11/24/2008 7:45 PM (GMT -7)   
yup, i have missed 1 month at the beginning over summer and my last 3 periods have been irregular. 2 non existent and the last one lasted a day. my obgyn was not worried, she told me just to take my pills as i normally would.
.: stephanie :.
33 y/o female diagnosed 8/8/7 with crohn's of the terminal ileum w/ stricture/scarring
meddies: 6mp, percocet, trazodone, ativan, iron, calcium, folic acid & some other vits


78SilvAnniv
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   Posted 11/24/2008 10:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I have been on BCP, and was very regular. After diagnosis and when my weight is down I missed periods. When I was on 6MP I missed periods. The BCPs kept me regular...but my periods lasted maybe 2 days, and were very light, requiring only light panty liners, and most times those weren't even needed. I stopped taking BCP and am now on MTX and my periods are getting heavier. Still not like a regular period, but they last 2-3 days now and do require the (light) panty liners.

I'm 42 and would prefer to be done with periods. ...and I cannot STAND that 'Have a happy period.' commercial. Grrr!
Heidi
I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.


spookyh
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   Posted 11/24/2008 11:03 PM (GMT -7)   
78SilvAnniv said...
I have been on BCP, and was very regular. After diagnosis and when my weight is down I missed periods. When I was on 6MP I missed periods. The BCPs kept me regular...but my periods lasted maybe 2 days, and were very light, requiring only light panty liners, and most times those weren't even needed. I stopped taking BCP and am now on MTX and my periods are getting heavier. Still not like a regular period, but they last 2-3 days now and do require the (light) panty liners.

I'm 42 and would prefer to be done with periods. ...and I cannot STAND that 'Have a happy period.' commercial. Grrr!
Heidi


You would like this letter then turn:

http://message.snopes.com/showthread.php?t=6590

78SilvAnniv
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Total Posts : 289
   Posted 11/24/2008 11:16 PM (GMT -7)   
OMG, that was funny!

One of my favorite commercials is about tampons. Here, I'll set it up:

A woman is carrying laundry down the hall and pauses at her son's (about age 10) bedroom to listen to him and his friend talk. The boys are on the bed and the friend is eagerly watching while the son empties his piggy bank. The friend asks:
What are you going to buy? ...comic books?
Nope.
Candy?
Nope.
A video game?
Nope.
The friend is puzzled and asks what he will spend his money on.
The son replies I'm going to buy tampons.
Out in the hall, the mother stands up straighter and leans closer to the door to listen better.
The friend asks:
Tampons? Why tampons?
The boy replies:
Because if you have tampons you can go horseback riding, swimming and to amusement parks!
Out in the hallway, the mother slides down the wall until she is collapsed on the floor, clutching some of the folded laundry to her mouth to stifle her laughter.


I have the ability of single-minded determination and accurate project focu....Hey, look, a cat!
 
Crohn's and UC are pretty darn crappy, but if you can't laugh at yourself, you'll cry. 
I'd much rather laugh.
2001 Dx'd with UC.  No remission.  5/2008 surgery, removal of 6" of left side colon.  Dx changed to Crohn's.  Remission for 8-9wks after surgery, symptoms returning after resuming 6MP.

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