Just in case you’re reading my blog for the first time, my name is Pragya, I’m 32, a freelance health and wellness writer based in Noida, India. And for some weird reason my interest in knowing more about my reproductive health is increasing by the day🙈 For that reason I started to track my periods for the first time in my life! (yeah now at 32, better late than never)🤷♀️
So the first month went great and was happy to know that I complete my cycle in 25 days (the first month since my tracking). Marked my calendar for the next expected date that could be anywhere around 27-28th of April.
However, to my surprise this time let alone 25 days, my periods even missed the most commonly expected 28th-day mark. Was a bit worried to say the least since I haven’t been sexually active in the last month, am not on any medications or undergoing any treatments or don’t have any health condition as such that I could root it back to.
Anyhow, I didn’t give it much thought at that time since already a lot was going on that I was dealing with (pandemic being one of them, still dealing with it to be honest). A week went by but nothing. It was when I hit the 10-days-late mark that I started to panic a bit. As in, so many thoughts were popping in my head, such as what if:
😢 It’s early menopause 😰 (not even married yet, and I wish to one day to be honest and make some babies)
😢 I’ve contracted some disease (in my breasts? as I felt a slight pain in my bosom for about a week)
😢 I’m developing some health condition related to hormonal imbalance?
Phew! Basically every negative reason/scenario I could think of. But then shortly after all of these scenarios I also reversed them with something like:
❤ It’s Ok, even if it’s early menopause, I can still have babies, I can adopt them 🙂
❤ I can’t jump to any conclusions like contraction of any disease just because I missed my dates once. Will visit a gynecologist for a checkup after the pandemic situation relieves a bit.
❤ God has blessed me with good health and a healthy body, nothing is going to happen to me, I’m going to live a healthy life.
And just as I was getting at peace in knowing that it’s fine and no need to worry if I miss my periods once in a while or they get extremely delayed, this morning, I got my perrriioooodddss!💃 (+ the pain in my breasts also gone:))
If you’re too experiencing a similar situation as I did, please don’t panic. I get it, it can easily send anyone to think of the worst-case scenarios but trust me it’s not as important that it costs your mental peace.
So stay positive and if the situation persists, visit your gyno for a checkup. In fact, I’m coming to believe now that after the age of 30, every woman should start visiting their gyno quarterly (or at least bi-annually) for a checkup. Ok Stay well, stay safe/ see you!🙋🏻♀️