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One, this is the best news story ever. "Great tits acquire taste for bats." The twelve year old inside of me is laughing non-stop.

Two, this post will be for the ladies so men, I'd rec you skip it to avoid TMI.

What the fuck is wrong with my body? I mean seriously - I know I tend to have unusual periods but dammit, four moths with nothing is worrying especially with my history of period problems. I can go regular for maybe a year then I got seven, eight, nine months with nothing. And no, sorry for folks thinking of quipping with a "get tested to make sure you're not pregnant" - unless I have the immaculate conception or have a worse memory and a magic time turner, it ain't that. :/

So ladies - my various google pluggings make me think that it might be time for a dreaded appointment with someone on getting my woman bits looked at in terms of what the hells is going wrong with either hormones, cycles, or whatnot. Advice? Should I just ride it out like I have been? Family history is leaning towards cysts or the less pleasant cancer but I was turned down for a full body scan (which would've included the ovaries) because I was "too young" to have any kind of issues in the baby factory.

... wtb removal of womanly bits. I'm not cut out for kids, I never want kids, and with my family genetics I'd wind up with someone getting even MORE fun problems then I or the rest of my family have.

Other funny things: "Attack of the Help Desk Commandos - they want answers, they want to help you"
We have 4 war rooms. The thought of taking one of them over and launching tactical strikes against offenders who submit help desk tickets with incomplete information is highly tempting.

Filters are getting put together - trying to decide how to handle the people who haven't seen it yet. For those not in the know, please tell me what filters of my journal you'd like to be on.

Date: 2009-09-09 07:20 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faekitty.livejournal.com
How regular are your cycles generally?

I would say schedule that appt and let them do the labwork. There are tons of things that can throw your cycle off for months or even years at a time, but there are significant benefits to having it run smoothly; essentially benefits to having your body (even artificially) produce/trigger the hormone production/stimulation on a somewhat regular schedule.

If you know you don't want to reproduce, there are easy ways to do this ranging from oral contraceptives to more direct methods ( i think i've Nuvaring is good for some people - but it depends on your issue).

So, find out what the source of the issue is and then treat it.

... wtb removal of womanly bits. I'm not cut out for kids, I never want kids, and with my family genetics I'd wind up with someone getting even MORE fun problems then I or the rest of my family have....
I totally understand.

Also, i'm trying to remember whether you have epileptic seizures or nonepileptic seizures...(since i've just learned they are 2 different things) - it would be worth mentioning if you are having cycle issues that coincide at all with the episodes b/c it's possible for them to be related. But i don't even know if you still have these, so it may be a moot point.

Date: 2009-09-09 07:27 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jateshi.livejournal.com
Regular cycles? Ha, never had em. I can go through periods where my cycles hit on a maybe 5-6 week apart span for a few months then they vanish for months on end, are two to three months apart, then no period for a year once. I've always had a trouble - irregularity runs in the family but when I tried to regulate it with medicine I actually became psychotic and haven't been able to get a script for pills since.

My seizures are very small nonepileptic kinds I believe, tied to the rather serious brain injury I had as a kid. Had no problems before, had them since that rather fantastic wonk and fracture of skull. There was some damage to the soft tissue of le head. The issues don't seem to relate to them at all but it's worth a mention.

Date: 2009-09-09 07:53 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faekitty.livejournal.com
Ah, ok...got it.

Not trying to play doc too much, but did they only try one med, and did they do any labs to figure out which one to throw at you first? The wrong med will F you right up, for sure! And certainly some people can't take oral hormones, but there are other answers now for those who want them.

My experience with docs and hormones so far (the last 6 yrs or so, not counting childhood) is that they mostly don't have a clue(unless you go to the right sort) and hate answering questions unless you're shooting for fertility, so you have to poke and follow up. [livejournal.com profile] thewronghands has even more thorough experience than me, b/c i give up easier.

I've just had too many docs either give up too quickly when they didn't understand something or push in the path of least resistance, even when it was the wrong path, so i'm a bit jaded.

I'm about to become a thorn in someone's side about this myself, now that we know my brain isn't causing my problems.

Date: 2009-09-09 10:03 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jateshi.livejournal.com
It was when I was, oh, about 14 - there were about 3 the military was signing off on at the time so it was blue, light blue, or pink and due to something I don't know they stuck me on the blue one. Psychotic. Regulated my period oh yeah but psychotic. Then I had the trip down "my mind is a mental fuck-up" and was afraid that one more mis-try would wind up changing my diagnosis for something a lot harder to manage.

I'm looking to see who accepts my shiny new private insurance and see if I can't find a nice female gynecologist to get this sorted. Apparently family history is thyroid causing cycle disorders with the thyroids then going cancerous about ten years down the line. Oi. Aren't I lucky?

Date: 2009-09-09 08:13 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hak42.livejournal.com
I got a diagnosis for Poly-Cystic Ovarian Syndrome due to my screwed up periods and a few other factors. Interestingly enough, no cysts yet.

I'm now dealing with the fact that the pills they put me on led to depression. So now we are in the process of figuring out a new plan.

The doctor did tell me that they really don't like it if you skip your period for more than five months at a time.

Date: 2009-09-09 08:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jateshi.livejournal.com
I'm inching close to the 5 month mark on no period yet and I've had, as mentioned spates of three to a year between periods before. Ergh that sucks on the treatment problems, complications-? *snugs*

Date: 2009-09-09 09:07 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] faekitty.livejournal.com
Yeah, i went 6 yrs (without a cycle) before going back to a doc b/c the one i had gone to previously had been insulting. (I had had 2 or 3 randomly in that span - but hadn't kept track)

The new one realllly didn't like that and got all worried about endometriosis, but i turned out to be fine, except for PCOS.

Docs have to get it through their heads that it's just as much their job to put people on the "right" meds, or the patients might stop talking to them. Not all pills are equal, not even remotely...and in this case, pills aren't always the answer.
Edited Date: 2009-09-09 09:07 pm (UTC)

Date: 2009-09-10 06:51 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] shuki-ai.livejournal.com
I used to have irregular periods like you... but that was because I went off my birth control for awhile and it royally fucked up my system. >.<
Definitely make an appointment with a doctor and have things checked out. It's for the best.

Date: 2009-09-14 05:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jadinerhine.livejournal.com
Ahahaha, you just reminded me of what happened to me the second time I got my period (I was just a wee old 9 yr old...or was it 8?)

After that, I went 3 months without having my period. I was worried just as my mom was -- of course for different reasons. Back then, I didn't know where the hell was it exactly that she took me, but now I realize it was a woman doctor/gynecologist/still don't know exactly what it was xDDD;; She was taking me there to see if I had something there, and at some point (didn't realize back then) she made it sound as if I was pregnant...WTF? I laughed it off back then due to another reason and the doctor did too, saying that she didn't trust me x3 I had one of those sonograms thingys done when they're checking for babies xD )which is why I'm surprised that they uh, kinda turned you down for a body scan...

Turns out it was because my body was still getting accustomed to having a period and I was just a teensy wee bit fat xDD

What does this mean for you? Uh...a good laugh? .//. Maybe the fact that maybe your body's going through some change? >.>;;

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