I'm 27, I've had a regular four-week cycle for years. Not too much pain, not so much I couldn't work after taking some ideprofin. The last two cycles, the first one was a week early and came after I was so sick I left work early and then took the next several days off.
The first time, I went to a walk-in clinic, mentioned my symptoms (nausea - I was dry-heaving and I think the only reason I didn't throw up was because I hadn't eaten anything that day, pain in my entire abdomen below my ribcage, headache that wasn't quite a migraine, and leg cramps that may or may not have been related). The doctor poked my abdomin and said that I might have had food poisoning. When I brought up my period starting early, he said that illness can cause that.
Ok, so three weeks later, I feel horrible, nausea, digestive system unhappy, abdomen feeling bad, call out from work again. This time, my roommate had had a 24-hour bug recently, so I thought it was that and didn't go to the doctor. Got my period again it turns out.
Is my cycle suddenly losing a week a problem?
I don't have insurance and I haven't been to see a gynecologist in almost ten years. I am sexually active and have been using condoms for birth control. I am currently not taking any medication for anything.View Thread