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Anyone get irregular or absent periods from anxiety?

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Dr. Nika Ferdowsi
Family Medicine
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In brief: Can Happen

Yes, high stress and anxiety levels can affect the menstrual cycle.
The menstrual cycle is affected by the hormones released during high anxiety.Consider yoga/taichi or some other type of peaceful mind-body practices to counteract the stress and anxiety in your life. As another doctor mentioned, probably worth getting checked out since there are other causes of irregular or absent periods as well.

In brief: Can Happen

Yes, high stress and anxiety levels can affect the menstrual cycle.
The menstrual cycle is affected by the hormones released during high anxiety.Consider yoga/taichi or some other type of peaceful mind-body practices to counteract the stress and anxiety in your life. As another doctor mentioned, probably worth getting checked out since there are other causes of irregular or absent periods as well.
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