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Lupus & Menstrual Cycles

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Hello, my name is Kat and I have been diagnosed with Lupus since I was 12 years old. I have always had issues with my monthly as a result of the Lupus; usually it is very heavy and the PMS is unbearable. However, this past month, I completely missed my period and I have no other reasoning besides stress and the Lupus. After doing some research, I have read that it depends on the person.
Does anyone else have this problem and how do you handle it (i.e. medication, not stressing, etc.)?
Thank you!
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I usually don't have any periods when I'm flaring and on only hydroxychloroquine. However, when they put me on prednisolone or immunosuppressants I can't stop bleeding, so now I'm on the combined oral contraceptive pill, as the progesterone only one just doesn't have any effect on the bleeding. The OCP makes me feel tired but I don't have much choice as otherwise it will never stop. I'm no help, but thought I would let you know that you really aren't alone.

Lupo30 xx
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