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No period, HELP

Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 10:58 pm
by djfelifel
I'm new, I know for a fact i'm not pregnant. Wasn't sure where else to post this, I figured since it has to do with my menstrual cycle then this may be an OK place to post. Here's my story:

January 2011 I got a depo shot. I was due to get another around march/april but never went back. I also started using heroin in december. I stopped from march-june, I was taking 1 mg of suboxone a day. Still no period. Relapsed and continued using heroin from June 2011-Feb 2012, with a week here and there clean but nothing longer than that.

I started back on suboxone Saturday 2/11/2012. I was wondering if anyone has experience with this. I heard somewhere that the drugs stop your period but I am a little concerned. Will it come back? Does suboxone effect it also? I am going to call my doctor this week, but before I freak out I just wanted to see if this has happened to anyone else.


Posted: Tue Feb 14, 2012 11:39 pm
by amber4.14.11
My doctor told me, ALL opiates can stop you from having a period, as well as a 'cycle'
maybe natures way of trying not to get pregnant while on opiates?
I know its not true for everyone.
I got pregnant when I was on methadone, but I was only taking methadone for about 4 months.

Im not a good example becuase even since being a teenager, I was never ever 'regular'

And, been on suboxone ten months, today.
no periods, at all.
and no, not pregnant. for sure.

So, I did ask my suboxone doctor, if other women experience this as well, he said not 'as much' with suboxone, but definitely with opiates in general.

Im not a doctor, or trying to give advice.

But I hope this helps ease your mind, at least a bit :D :D :D

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 3:20 am
by Breezy_Ann
It could be because of the depo shot, it can mess up your cycle. I was on the shot for bc and decided to switch back to the pills. I stopped the shot and waited for my period to return but it never did. My Dr told me it is a common issue and gave me some meds to induce a period and my cycle returned to normal.

Welcome to the forum and try not to worry! You gyn will get you back on track.

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 6:37 pm
by sweet16
I did not have my period while using H. (I remember taking many many preg. tests) It returned back to normal after going on sub. Hope you get the answers you are looking for. Good luck & welcome to the forum..

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2012 11:25 pm
by djfelifel
Thank you all! I am definitely more at ease. I am hoping now that I am just on suboxone it'll come back. Either way i'm going to talk about it with my obgyn/primary care in the future if it's still a concern anyways because I want to see if they can give me meds to induce a period also. I feel so unhealthy going a year without having one. i wanna have kids some day and it got me scared that i was like infertile or something.thanks for all your help!

Posted: Thu Feb 16, 2012 8:42 am
by Breezy_Ann
I didn't have a period for a year and a half after getting off the depo shot. I was told I would have issues conceiving but after having my period induced I got pregnant the next month and now have 4 beautiful children. So don't worry, you'll get straightened out.