Anxiety causing late period??

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   Posted 8/22/2017 6:42 PM (GMT -7)   
Hey everyone,
Just wondering if any ladies out there have noticed that their cycle was disturbed and thought it could be anxiety/stress related??? I am two weeks late, and have had cramps the entire time. I've taken multiple urine pregnancy tests and even a blood test and all negative. So I'm thinking it might be anxiety or possibly even a cyst. I was on vacation during the time I was supposed to ovulate and so I did a lot of traveling (and I had a lot of anxiety that week), and maybe that could be it as well? Also should note I just started lexapro three weeks ago if that might make a difference as well.

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   Posted 8/22/2017 7:49 PM (GMT -7)   

Stress can cause a delay in one's cycle. If the body is under physical and/or psychological stress...then the reproductive system takes a backseat to other more crucial functions.

Your travel and disruption in sleep and routine could have just added to the issue.

Still, if you've still not started in a week, I would consider going to your OBGYN again for another blood test.

Try doing some consistent coping skills the next few days to decompress. smile

Peace and progress,


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   Posted 8/24/2017 4:12 PM (GMT -7)   
stress usually makes mine late about two to three days. One time though I was very stressed and got two periods in one month it had been two weeks late and then I got my next one on schedule. So yes this has happened to me.
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