10 crazy thoughts a woman has when she misses her periods

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Missed period? Blessing or curse?

We don’t love getting periods, for sure, but when it goes missing for one, two, or worse, three months in a row we go crazy! It’s a peculiar relationship dynamic we women build up with this phenomenon over time. Even though we don’t enjoy the blood, the discomfort, the cramps and the mood swings, we at least would like to be sure when we are going to see them next. This is why our mind goes through all kinds of possibilities and crazy theories when we miss the period. Here are the top 10 thoughts that plays on a woman’s mind. We are sure you would agree.

1. Am I pregnant?

This is most certainly the first thing that will come to a woman’s mind, even if she has followed all the precautions. We know none of these methods are fool-proof and unplanned pregnancy is a real issue. So we run to the drugstore for an at-home pregnancy test kit, just to be sure.

2. Is it the pills?

If we are not pregnant and are on birth control pills then the next thought involves cursing the meds. Although these low-dose oestrogen pills or hormonal IUDs don’t stop the periods all together, but they sure can create chaos with the cycle for some time and it’s normal.

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3. Is it my thyroid?

We don’t like thyroid either, but this gland is important for keeping our hormones sane. So when our period goes missing and we have been feeling tired with weight gain and too much hair fall we invariably think that the thyroid gland is responsible for this. A quick visit to the gynaecologist can fix this problem in no time.

4. Am I developing PCOS?

With sedentary lifestyle, work pressure and wrong diet comes the dreaded Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). This problem is so common these days that when skipped periods accompany weight gain, acne break-outs and abnormal hair growth on face and chest, we fear that PCOS is coming to get us.

5. Am I getting fat?

It’s not just a rhetorical question for the boyfriends, if we can’t fit into the old jeans for some time now and then the period goes missing for months, we get the picture. But thank god, all we have to do is to lose some flab here and there and switch to a smart diet to get the cycle back to normal. At least now we got a solid reason to hit the gym.

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6. Am I breaking too much sweat?

Womanhood is difficult. If we are on a quest to lose too much weight in too little time, and virtually live in the gym and have developed an eating disorder to get a perfect 10 figure, then most often the missed period is a way of our body telling us to catch a breath and work on the BMI level.

7. Am I going to hit menopause?

Sometimes menopause hits earlier than we think, and heading for the change is even worse than having painful periods. When we are in our mid-30s and period comes and goes on its whim, our mind goes crazy that it’s a sign we are *really* getting old.

8. Am I getting sick?

If we are done searching high and low for the reason behind missing periods and couldn’t find any, we think maybe there is some underlying disease we have developed in the body. Maybe we are sick on something and we don’t even know it, probably the period vanished to warn us.

9. Am I sleeping less?

If we have been sleep deprived lately or have trouble sleeping and the period gets skipped we think we need to do something about it. However, we are most often right about this. Not having enough sleep not only messes up our cycle, but the rest of the system as well.

10. Am I stressed?

Maybe it’s a work thing or maybe it’s because of the chaos in our personal life, stress affects our period cycle. If it really is the reason for missed periods then we must take a reality check and find a way to keep stress under control.
But girl, this list is not exhaustive and it sure is not a substitute for medical advice. If you are missing your periods, you must go see your doctor.

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Sanjukta Das
Sanjukta Das May 19, 2018 - 12:58 pm

I think being pregnant is the first thought we all have when we miss out periods.

Priya Jindal
Priya Jindal May 18, 2018 - 8:31 pm

I suffer from PCOS myself… and have irregular periods. I dread my periods.

Neeti Singh
Neeti Singh May 18, 2018 - 7:22 pm

I have actually noticed that i usually miss my periods when I am overly stressed or when I am travelling too much.

Rishav Ray
Rishav Ray May 18, 2018 - 6:04 pm

Wow, never knew there’s so much that goes through a girl’s mind when she misses her monthly cycle. Always thought it was only about being pregnant.

Swati Mehra
Swati Mehra May 18, 2018 - 4:41 pm

Oh I hate the period bloating too. I literally gain almost a kilo sometimes! 🙁

Hema K
Hema K May 18, 2018 - 3:19 pm

It is great to see such articles on the web. During our times, we hardy had any such source for information on tabooed subjects. The only person who would ever talk to us about menstruation would be our mother and that too maybe only when we have our maiden periods.

Ayushi Vaidya
Ayushi Vaidya May 18, 2018 - 2:46 pm

This was literally one of the most relatable things I have read in a while! Specially the getting fat part, I hate the period bloating 🙁

Ishita Roy
Ishita Roy May 17, 2018 - 4:05 pm

I remember I chewed half my nails off when I missed them for two months. I also got into the nasty habit of pulling my hair out. I got a bald spot.

Tina Vashishth
Tina Vashishth May 17, 2018 - 3:30 pm

This article just nails it! These are exactly the thoughts that I have when I miss mine. As if missing my periods is not enough, all these thoughts stress me out further. But I was actually surprised to know that sometimes menopause can hit early too! That is new information for me.

Thank you Bonobology for this great read!

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