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My Period Never Came Back

I never breastfed one day. My daughter is almost 9 months old and my period has not came back. Has this ever happened to anyone? Did you just wait or did you seek hormone treatment from a physician?

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I had the same issue after having my son last year. I called the doctor like 3 months later and they asked when did I stop bf? I said I never started. At any rate, they gave me an oral packet of pills to induce my period . . . I then went almost another 2-3 months w/o a cycle. . . got another round. . . this time was only 6 weeks . GOod luck! I would just call the doc and ask for the pill!

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I did breastfeed my son for 5 and a half months, he is 15 months old now, and I still have not got my period back! It is nice and I am not complaining, but I have talked with my doctor about it already. She will do some tests to make sure my overies are not shutting down. I got back on the pill and that did not help. So if my ovaries are fine then she will give me some medication to jump start my period. The reason being is we want to get pregnant again and it would be a whole lot easier to know when I am ovulating :) I hope this helps.

My periods got crazy a few year ago (my youngest is 4 y/o). I've rarely have regular periods since they started, but I found out last year that I have PCOS (Polycistic Ovarian Syndrome). I had my hormones checked & they are normal. My periods come anywere from monthly to every 3 months. The longest I have gone was 3 1/2 months. The OBGYN I saw said that she could give me a medication to flush out my uterus monthly (it's not a birth control pill - one of the drugs would cause an abortion if I became pregnant (too scary for me) & the other 'natural' drug would not hurt a baby if I became pregnant) or I could just deal with it (I just deal with it, but my family & I are getting tired of my mood swings in between periods so I may try the 'natural' drug soon). The OBGYN is saw has some patients who only have a period once a year.
I would talk to your doctor & have your hormones checked.

God bless!

I had the same issue after having my son last year. I called the doctor like 3 months later and they asked when did I stop bf? I said I never started. At any rate, they gave me an oral packet of pills to induce my period . . . I then went almost another 2-3 months w/o a cycle. . . got another round. . . this time was only 6 weeks . GOod luck! I would just call the doc and ask for the pill!

I have had trouble with having regular periods even before I bacame pregnant and breastfed my first. Keep in mind that just because you don't see a period doesn't mean you are not ovulating. For both my pregancies I didn't have a visible cyclie the months preceeding conception so don't assume you won't get pregant. For me I found that I would eventually get a period but it wouldn't be regular until I went on a couple of months of strong birth control pills. If you don't mind not getting a period for a while and the chance you could get one at any time then I would wait until your next gynocology visit to worry about it (not having then for a while can be nice). If you want to get pregnant in say 6 months you may want to jump start your cycle now so that in 6 months you will have a regular cycle to help guide you in the process.

Sounds like you have a hormone imbalance. I had this issue for years but never after having one of my kids. If you have a pelvic--and I would schedule one--and everything is normal and you're not pregnant, it's likely your body is not producing enough progesterone for you to ovulate and begin your cycle. The least invasive fix for that is a progesterone shot in the butt. That always started my period. Not a bad idea to have your thyroid checked either, but you would probably know if that was it, because you would be very tired and lethargic.

Good Morning J... At first read I thought Hee Haw no yucky stuff, why the Lord gave women all the yucky stuff is sumpin I wanna know.. *smiling* Never mind I know the answer Lord, Men can't handle PAIN!!

Have you spoken to your Doctor about this? Are you cramping like your going to start? Are there any symptoms of a cycle at all, tenderness, bloating etc...? The only time I have heard of this was women going through menopause. I would definitely speak to your Dr. J.. To be off for a month or two is pretty normal after having a baby, 9 months is a little To long.

Give your Dr. a jingle and see what's going on.

God Bless you with a Fantastic New Year
K. Nana of 5

J., You should check with your doctor. After the birth of my daughter I developed hypothyroidism and my period has been out of whack since. You definitely need to see what's going on. Good luck!!!

Definately talk to your doctor...you may not be ovulating. That happened to me, I wasn't having a period, because I wasn't ovulating. Hope this helps. Good luck and God Bless.

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