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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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Stress has never caused me to miss a period - I wish it would then I'd get some benefit out of it! :)

There are a multitude of reasons why a woman can miss a period: obviously pregnancy, medication side effect, hormonal changes due to age or stress, and just the odd missed ovulation which can either cause you to skip a period or to have it almost 2 weeks early. If this is just a one off thing, then there's probably not too much to worry about but if it happens again or you fail to get a period soon then I'd be checking in with a doctor.

The medications that can help are usually hormonal birth control, so you'll want to know if you have the clotting autoantibodies associated with lupus if you end up wanting help for this problem should it occur more frequently. If you do, then hormonal birth control is typically not a good option.
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