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toy303
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im not a heavy drinker and sometimes dont drink at all for months at a time.... well back in november on 6th a friend had a birthday party and i drank a ton... im 120 lbs 5'6 and i think i might have had 5 shots of gold schlager ... probably 5 shots of crown black and some kaluha, and i wanna say jack i dont remember... this time frame would be before the ovulation of my next period for the month of november... and that month i was almost 2 wks late for my period and it arrived first week of dec. well first of january came and the period was normal came like clock work on the 1st... well that week was another friends bday and i drank excessively again almost 8 shots of tequila this again was during my ovulatory period and now first of feb has come and gone and no period... is there a link between alcohol and the menstrual cycle.


so what ive realized is each time ive drank right before ovulation and the last time was a late period... is there any actual evidence to say that that's proven?

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toy303
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i'll make it easier to understand

nov6- drank heavily ; period should have arrived nov 23 period was 10 or 11 days late arrived first of dec.

didnt drink any of december period showed up roughly 30 days later on the 1 jan.

jan 7- drank heavily, period should have arrived 1 of feb and its late now

both times of heavy drinking have been near ovulatory periods....

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Karybu
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A lot of things can affect the regularity of menstrual cycles, so I wouldn't be surprised at all if heavy drinking was at least part of the reason your periods have been late. Drinking that much isn't all that great for your general health either (and may be illegal depending on how old you are) so I'd really encourage you to reconsider whether you want to risk that in the future.

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toy303
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I am 22 and do recognize that excessive drinking may not be the smartest idea and since the last occasion have no desire to drink that much ever again... I was just wondering if there was ever proven that a connection lies between drinking and menstrual cycles
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Heather
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There has been a good deal of research on this, yes, and menstrual irregularity and drinking have been linked.

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