The missed period

Stress missed period
There are many reasons why you have a missed period. The most common cause, of course, is pregnancy, but don't jump to this conclusion without ruling out a few of these first:
  • You are breastfeeding
  • You are having a side effect of the birth control pill
  • You are on antipsychotics, antidepressants, blood pressure drugs, allergy medications
  • You have a very low body weight
  • You have been exercising excessively 
  • You have a severe mental stressor 

It's natural to feel worried if you miss your period. The best thing to do would be to visit your doctor to rule out any of the reasons for a missed period and then decide what to do from there. Whatever you do, don't stress too much! It could delay your period even more.

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