For the past year, my menstrual cycles have been really messed up. Sometimes I get two menstrual cycles a month, other months are the usual 28 days, but the past 3 months my periods have been at least 4 days late, and my latest periods was 2 weeks late =(

In the past year, I've gained a lot of weight. I don't eat the best, but I thought maybe that had something to do with it.

I have had extremely bad anxiety for the past 9 months also. Worse then it ever has been in my life, it's been to the point where I don't even want to leave my house the past 3 months.

I get hot flashes A LOT. and I know that's unusual for a 21 year old women.

I don't know what's wrong with me, but it scares me. I'm scheduled for a blood test on the 30th, I'm just worried.
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replied September 8th, 2008
Extremely eHealthy
You need the blood work to look at hormone levels. It does sound like your hormones may be a bit off. This does happen and sometimes the reason is never known. Some doctors will use a low dose birth control pill to try and get the hormonal level back in check. It will also make your periods more regular. Anxiety can be related to this. Ask your doctor to check your thyroid and cortisol levels as well. Let us know what you find out.
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replied November 14th, 2008
i too have questions about hormone imbalance or whatever this may be. i have not had a cycle for 2 and a half mos. some sickness and feeling sleepy. am i pregnant or imbalanced? i am sexually active with uprotected sex. please help.
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replied November 17th, 2008
healing the adrenals/balancing hormones
It sounds like you do have an imbalance. I'm recovering from my own issue. Basically everyone has different symptoms from several root causes...

Here is a general overview.. I'll be glad to go into specifics too..

1. Your Diet is very important: Eating Whole Foods and avoiding sugar high carb stuff... Eliminate Grains and do a detox protocol.

2. Do you pray or do affirmations? Focusing on healing will bring about healing solutions. Don't dwell on the problem.

3. Emotional Release Work like EMDR. Emotional Trauma from childhood interferes with how we feel. People actually release negativity and become more positive.. The more positive they feel the more intuitive they are and solutions come much easier. In addition the body will regenerate quicker. The body always heals ..

4. If all else fails dietary supplements are very important too. Never underestimate them, they have helped me too..

Best of luck

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replied November 28th, 2008
alot of the same symptoms
I am having alot of the same symptoms also. I have been diagnosed with endometriosis and I had the diagnostic laparascopy. Sometimes I have periods and sometimes I don't.My endo is stage 1 so I have no idea why I am having so many problems. I have been having nausea,fatigue,muscle aches,joint pain,abdominal pain,pelvic pain,hot flashes(I'm only 16!!!) and alot of other symptoms that get worse around my cycle. One doctor mentioned fibromyalgia, but I haven't checked into it yet. I hope that you get better though!!
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replied April 20th, 2009
Not a rare case
Ever since i was 14 ive noticed my hormones were out of balance because i began growing sprouts of hair on my chest when i brought it up to my doctor she said that it was nothing serious its just my hormones.Now 20 i dont only grow hair on my chest it grows on my neck and chin aswell and when my menstrual is coming i suffer from nausea, back,swollen boobs and i even get so dizzy that i feel as though im going to pass out.
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replied October 29th, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These symptoms are consistent with hormonal imbalance. I would suggest you to have thyroid function tests and pituitary hormonal profile to sort it out.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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