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I'm on my 33rd day, and still no period, but I'm having PMS symptoms. Went back to work two weeks ago, and have been dealing with stressful situations, changed my routine all over again, drank too much coffee, and staying up late because of anxiety. Can all this be the cause of it?
Yes, absolutely. Times generally have been very stressful for people and I can’t tell you how many women have told me about disruptions in their cycles because of it. Menstruation and cycles can become disrupted because of stress as the body tries to conserve energy for what it considers more primary functions of living (i.e. not reproduction). If this pattern of elongated cycles or no menses continues for more than two to three months, definitely talk to your doctor about it!