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so my period not only came early (on my 23 cycle day) but it was only four days long and up until last month also has been regular 7 days every 27-29th cycle day. it was short also but not early. i know changes are common but it is really nerve racking that it is changing suddenly after almost 8 years of being like clock work. is there anything that could cause this that i should be worried about and both time it has been lighter then it has ever been before i used to for about two days have to use super tampons now i dont even need to use them just light to regular mostly light though. to from heavy flow to light flow is also concerning me to. so really is there anything to be concerned about or am i just worrying to much
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Have you been sick or stressed out lately? Or have you had a change in diet? There are many things that can affect your period. If you haven't been getting enough rest or food, that can definitely affect it, as can an illness or environmental changes (i.e. new boss, longer hours at work, a fight with a relative/friend/partner, worrying about a close friend or family member's illness, etc.). Even for people whose periods have been regular and on a steady schedule for years and years can still have some irregularity every now and then, especially when one of those aforementioned factors comes into play.

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There are several things that can affect cycles: changes in diet, exercise, stressful situations, weight loss, hormonal changes, etc.

I don't think you have much to worry about here; it's fairly common and still very normal to have an early period, or just one that is different from what we're used to seeing.

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You just came off hormonal contraception a few months ago, so it's likely that your body is just adjusting to the change in hormones.

From M.I.A or, Dude, Where's My Period?
"Coming off hormonal birth control. If you've stopped taking the pill, the patch, the shot or any other method of hormonal birth control, it can take up to six months for your periods to return or to normalize."

Also you may want to check out
On the Rag: A Guide to Menstruation.
Hope this helps!

Edit: 3 replies at once!

[ 03-20-2008, 10:46 PM: Message edited by: pyro_angel ]


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a new job then is the likely candidate then i am happier at it now. thanks for all the help as always
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