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Why has my menstrual cycle been knocked off-course?

I got my first period when I was 11, and I'm 19 now. Throughout these 8 years, my period has *always* been regular and at the expected time. I have also been diagnosed with stress, anxiety and depression since the age of 14, but they never interfered with my cycle.

For the first time last month, my period arrived 15 days late. This month it seems it's going to arrive 15 days late as well, because today is the 10th day and it's a no-show. I have been experiencing the typical PMS symptoms (back pain, cramps, headaches, hot flashes, tearfulness) but I can't understand why it's taking so long. I'm not sexually active--I'm still a virgin so there is no way I'm pregnant. Could it be stress that knocked my menstrual cycle off-course?

I have always had a 23-30 day cycle. This is the first time it's been 45... and all at once. It's stressing me out even more. Why is this happening?!
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replied November 21st, 2018
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
Stress can delay the cycle and there is no reason to stress yourself more regarding this matter and eventually delaying the cycle.Just wait.A few weeks delay,once or twice in a year is not a big issue.Relax and I presume,this time you will have this flow a bit later and a regular cycle afterwards.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counseling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care

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