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    please excuse my stupidity but i could do with some answers/advice.

    i feel like an idiot because i'm 18 but my mums not on the scene and no one has ever explained this to me. i've seen calculators online but i don't understand how it works.

    how exactly do you calculate when periods are meant to be? do you count from the first day of your period of the last day? how do you work it out?

    also, recently i've been on the injection and not been having periods at all. i've just come off the injection a few weeks ago. does anyone know how long it will take for my periods to start again?

    thanks girls.
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    what a NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOB
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    WHAT a NOOB ( I know you censored me , so immature btw).
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    decided to put it back on eh? Cheeky, but I like it...
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    very helpful, thanks. :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by saucysandra)
    WHAT a NOOB ( I know you censored me , so immature btw).
    Wow, that really is mature. Gosh, I feel like a little kid in comparison!

    In answer to your not at all stupid question...

    To be honest it's not really as simple as we'd all like! Basically, it's supposed to start every 28 days, so you'd have say the first 5 days on your period, 23 days off, then start the whole lot again... that's what you get when you're on the pill, because then you're artificially completely in control.

    In reality though, obviously most girls aren't exactly 5 days on, or 28 day cycles. When I first started my periods I found it really helpful to make a little mark on a calendar when I had them, so that I could see a pattern and try and predict it that way. Then they got so irregular after uni I gave up! And now the pill is my bestest ever friend

    Hope that helps.
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    When I was a teenager I made a chart. Because I was such a cool teenager. :ahee:

    Mark when your period starts and ends for a few months and you will probably soon be able to see a pattern.

    Your "cycle" is measured from the first day of your period to the day before your next period. This should theoretically be 28 days but in practice it varies tremendously between women and it's perfectly normal for your cycle to be shorter or longer than this, and to vary somewhat with each month.
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    (Original post by Anonymous)
    please excuse my stupidity but i could do with some answers/advice.

    i feel like an idiot because i'm 18 but my mums not on the scene and no one has ever explained this to me. i've seen calculators online but i don't understand how it works.

    how exactly do you calculate when periods are meant to be? do you count from the first day of your period of the last day? how do you work it out?

    also, recently i've been on the injection and not been having periods at all. i've just come off the injection a few weeks ago. does anyone know how long it will take for my periods to start again?

    thanks girls.
    If it makes you feel better, im reading this thread like... aaahh, right!!!! :P
    I just went with same time of month as the month beofre, but am so irregular and that there have been perhaps 12 months of my life from 13-18 when Ive folowed some rouitne!!!
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    because i was such a cool teenager.
    noob

    gosh, i feel like a little kid in comparison!
    good

    and now the pill is my bestest ever friend
    noob
 
 
 
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