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Allied_Skies03
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Hi,
I feel kind of stupid for doing this, but I'm driving myself completely insane because I'm worrying so much. I'm 18 years old and for the last couple of months, my period has been out of wack. Last month it only lasted for about three days, which was odd because up until then my period has been fairly regular. Well now this month, it seems to be compeletely non-existent I've never had sex and I was completely disturbed to find the information supplied on medical websites said I should have a pregnancy test anyway. It also included a list of diseases associated with missed cycles, which of course, completely freaked me out. I'm sorry if I'm wasting your time, I just need some peace of mind I know stress can cause this as well, but like I said, I've been fairly regular ever since I got it. Please help me I can't stand worrying about it anymore ..
Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thank you..

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Goodness child! You are a stress-case that needs immediate reassurance.

We can definitely set aside your pregnancy worry since it's been proven that ejaculate or pre-ejaculate needs to come in contact with your genitals for a chance of pregnancy. So don't worry about that.

As for your worry about having a disease? I seriously doubt it, but if you ever suspect that anything is different with your body it's always best to see a doctor. I don't know of any diseases that can cause missed periods (except maybe endometriosis) but if you're worried you need to see a doc.

And then that could be it aswell. You seem very worried, and that really does have a big impact on your cycle. Are there many thing happening in your life right now? Divorce, breakups, school-stress, anything? Is your body undergoing any change like exercise or weight-loss? All of these factors can greatly contribute to missed or delayed periods.

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Allied_Skies03
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Thank you very much for the information, it's seemed to calm me down a little. I guess I've been pretty stressed out this month..everyone expects so much of me and seems to forget that it's my life. I keep trying to make them happy, by saying all the right things, but I'm getting so confused as to what my life is to become. I can't seem to make a choice. I really have no one to talk to..so I just keep it inside, and I guess that could very well contribute to this case. I just wanted to say thanks for making a pyscho like me feel a little better..

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quote:
Originally posted by Allied_Skies03:
everyone expects so much of me and seems to forget that it's my life. I keep trying to make them happy, by saying all the right things, but I'm getting so confused as to what my life is to become. I can't seem to make a choice.

I know exactly how you feel, so don't feel like you're alone. No one can run your life for you, so it really is your decision as to how you do it. People might expect a lot from you, but you don't have to live up to their expectations!!! Just try your best, and that really is all that matters. Trust me.

Do you know why you're getting confused with your life? You said it yourself. "I keep trying to make them happy, by saying all the right things, but I'm getting so confused as to what my life is to become." Don't ever go out of your way to do anything for anybody if it affects you in a bad way. The only way you'll ever know who you are in life is if you stay true to yourself. Do what YOU want to do. Do things that make YOU happy, and be HONEST to yourself and others.

That's the secret of life.

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"The problem is not that there are problems. The problem is expecting otherwise and thinking that having problems is a problem." -Theodore Rubin


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Hey, I know exactly how you feel, everyone expects you to act a certain way and you just do it because you feel you have to. I've spent my life doing that and I still do most of the time (if people knew the real me they'd be kinda freaked out) but sometimes I act differently to see peoples reactions. For instance, I don't listen to Slipknot normally but there's a few songs I can stand and I put it on at school. The look on one guys face when he walked in and said "Oh my God! [my name]'s listening to Slipknot!" was amazing.

Anyway, I've gone off topic, basically live life your way, otherwise you'll look back and think "Hey, why was I doing that? I could have done so much more."

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Allied_Skies03
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Hey, thanks alot. It's nice to actually have someone say (err write) that to me. It's also good to know that I'm not the only person with the facade problem. It's incredibly difficult to pick sides, but I know that somewhere along the way I have to make myself happy as well..
Again, I thank you both.

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