I'm a 23-year old whose periods are infrequent (i.e. once every other month or every three months) and range from 4-10 days on average, as they have always been. I've EDNOS, depression and PTSD, as well as a history of anemia (I can't even give blood/have over a certain amount drawn in a week) and ovarian cysts (one sent me to the ER). I took birth control in my early 20s, but I'm allergic to all birth control because of the lactose and yeast in them (life-threatening yeast & dairy allergies, plus lactose intolerant).
It acted like it was going to end a few days ago, but now it's back as if I'm just now getting it again. I've never had sex, thus I've never been pregnant. I recently had a really bad bout of not eating and went from weighing 139 to 105 lbs (in less than a week and a half) about two weeks before my period came, and the week before it came I felt it coming. I've also had a lot of stress.
Could this be what caused it? Also, is there anything I can first try that's natural-like in reducing it? The flow's not super heavy, but it's getting annoying.
As an Aspie who has allergies to almost everything, I'm rarely taken seriously at the doctor's office, and I'm often accused of resisting treatment because I explain why I can't do birth control. Thus, I'm wondering if there is something I can try first. They're usually long, but hitting the fourteen-day mark feels odd. Could de-stressing help any? Or is this where the harm of an eating disorder comes in? I'm getting treatment for it - I just slip sometimes - and I'm trying to eat regularly and healthy again, it just takes a bit to get back on that.