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    3 months late, tired, headaches, not pregnant
    taggrl4e posted:
    I'm 34 years old, have always had regular periods until this year. I have taken continual birth control pills for 5 years, however, started allowing a period 1 year ago. In December I stopped taking my pill altogether. I no longer need it. Since not taking the pill I have not had a period. On top of that I'm exhausted and seem to have short-term memory problems.

    I am very active, exercise 5 days a week, but have been this level of active for several years with no side effect. My diet hasn't change other than I quit smoking and drinking last August. Any ideas as to what could be wrong?
    georgiagail responded:
    In terms of not returning to normal menstruation, likely nothing.

    It's important to understand that while you were on the birth control pills, they controlled when you bled, not your own body. Once off these it can take a while for things to return to the pre-pill schedule. For some women this can take several months; for others (and this is unusual), up to a year.


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