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I was JUST about to post about this. I've had all the typical PMS symptoms for the past 2 weeks now, including debilitating abdominal cramps. Yet my period is over a week late right now. I'm super worried (and I know I'm not pregnant) it's something really serious like a gynecological or gastrointestinal cancer.
When the real problem lies in your brain, you can have all of the tests in the world on everything else and not have it help ease your mind. You have to treat your anxiety. I had fears along those same lines because I had an abnormal pap 2 years ago. Actually, I faked pain once to get a transvag at the ER, too. It was clear except for one cyst, but cysts are super common. Last year, my pap came back normal, too. But that didn't help me at all. I was still terrified. My periods were all over the place. I'd stress myself into infections, even. Not even kidding.BUT, since treating my anxiety and really chilling out, my periods are actually generally very, very consistent and on the dot, and I'm living my life and able to be happy again. So, treat your anxiety. It's the best thing you can do when everything else checks out.
Hi, Back in the day, during times of super stress, my period was delayed up to 2 weeks sometimes (making me think I was the New Virgin Mary or something, haha), or sometimes it would be much lighter than normal, or the blood would be darker, etc. Stress does some weird things with the body, sometimes, and this is definitely no stranger to a lot of anxious ladies, I bet. One thing I thought of - is it possible to get on a type of birth control? I knew it helped me stress out less over them because then I knew when to expect my periods to happen.
How is it that I've had all the abdominal pain that I associate with my period for the past two weeks even though my period hasn't shown up? That's what scares me.