Hormones, age , weight loss, stress, medications, ovarian cysts....many things can interfere with periods. (and of course...pregnancy )
It's good you are going for an appointment soon...best to get checked out..especially since you're spotting.
One sure thing....you can take your morning temps before you even step foot out of bed. (forget the name of it)...anyway...write them down to chart. You will be able to tell the day you ovulate, the days before your period and the day you will start. It's amazing how accurate it is.
If you're not ovulating...that could be part of the problem..
Keep us posted.
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 twice daily); flaring /Dec 22, tapered to every 3rd nite/ Jan 13
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate).... @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!