I think the staff will be better equipped to help you with resources for finding professional help for anxiety, so I'm going to leave that to them.
However, I can help with the period consistency you're noticing. First, I'm going to quote this from earlier:
Sam W wrote:Hi BooksandOceans,
It's not unusual to have your period flow vary from time to time. Most people will have months when their periods are heavier or lighter than they're used to. The reproductive system is pretty sensitive so lots of things (rest, activity, how and what we eat, stress, and health changes) can influence our cycle. It sounds like those changes are the likely explanation for what you're experiencing, in which case it's not cause for concern.
regarding your flow. For the consistency, it sounds like you just have some cervical mucus mixed in with your period blood. This can happen, and it's pretty normal!
Signs of STIs or other infections to look out for include:
- Flu like symptoms
- Odd discharge (ex. chunky texture, unpleasant odor, green color)
- Pain around the vulva area
- Persistent/severe itchiness around the vulva area
- Pain/burning during urination
- Soreness around the vulva area
- Swelling around the vulva area
- Bumpy rash, sores, or warts in the groin area or around the anus
- Lower abdomen pain (that isn't PMS)
- Fever, chills, night sweats
- Weight loss
- Persisting diarrhea
- Yellowing of skin
- Bleeding from the vagina in between periods
If you notice any symptoms like that, then a trip to the doctor could be in order!
But it sounds like you're having regular periods that are just lighter than you are used to. =)