Irregular Periods

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   Posted 11/6/2008 8:43 AM (GMT -6)   
Hello all first let me say I was diagnosed with Lupus (SLE) in '95 after suffering a bout of double pneumonia. I have been having some of what I believe is hormonal problems but not sure. I have had my period like clockwork since getting it when I was 12. Over the past two months my period has been really funny. I had a longer than usual period in Sept. I usually go for 3 days and this time it was almost 7 days. October came and I was a week late and when it came it was for one full day and very light. Btw, I took two pregnancy test when i was late in October (negative). So I am now a couple days late in November and I just dont know what to think. I am on social security for having lupus but have no insurance and no money to pay for a visit.
Let me back up, I just had a baby 17 mos ago and since then Ive had profuse night sweats and hot flashes like crazy so I went to my doctor (had ins at that time) and they gave me complete blood testing and the test came out good and even my levels for lupus were good as well. I had been meaning to go to the GYN but then lost my questions is is anyone else experiening this Could it be that im going into pre menopause?Or could it be something from the lupus that causes this?
Im 34 Btw....please help

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   Posted 11/6/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Thickchic,

First . . . be really careful about birth control right now because it sounds like your ovulation time is unpredictable. I have four children and I know at least one of them was an "eight day baby" . . . meaning I was only 8 days into my cycle when I conceived. My hubby and I already had 3 and we were being extremely careful and using double birth control at the time . . . but . . . Taaaa Daaaa !!!! My now 26 year old surprise!!

If you are on SS, wouldn't you be eligible for medicaid/medicare? I don't know much about either, but just a thought. Do you have local planned parenting clinics? Sometimes they give free checkups. Right to Life might be able to steer you to some free or affordable help too.

My periods got wonky about your age too. And they became unpredictable. Some were super heavy and some lighter . . . but no rhyme or reason to timing. After the flow became debilitating, I finally had a uterine ablation. That should only be done if you are not planning any more children . . . and it usually causes periods to cease . . . but I had a much lighter flow after mine.

I hope some of the others have more info. I just wanted you to know about the wonky ovulation that can go with this.


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