Re: How late is late?
posted at 7/24/2009 11:00 AM EDT
In Response to Re: How late is late?
[QUOTE]that's what i was thinking too. i'm just not used to having such irregular cycles since i was on BC for over 10 years.
Posted by cmykdreamstar[/QUOTE]
From old nursing courses - any 1 period in a regular person's whole year, any year, is likely to be up to 10 days out of whack with their regular cycle, due to worry/stress, illness, starting or stopping a diet or exercise program.
Everyone has heard of athletes or models who do not get periods, or a few a year only.
Many people do do realize that a certain amount of body fat stored is necessary for your hormonal system, or that some vitamins and nutrients are not water soluble, but paired with fats from what you eat each day, to enter your system and be metabolized. So a sudden change in exercise where you are using lots more calories than you are taking in, can have an effect, maybe a day, longer if the change in diet and exercise lasts.
Some summers I notice it if off BC when the water warms up in summer, when for days in a row I will swim miles on a lake , then add on a few hours paddling a canoe because the weather is so nice. Or 2-3 days hiking in one week. I never skip, but anywhere from 3 to 7 days late is common. By then I either eat enough to catch up with the extra exercise, or I get lazy, and all back to normal. Runners who train more the last weeks before a 10K or longer race often notice a 1 month change too.