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I'm wondering if Clindamycin is what is causing my menstrual

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I'm wondering if Clindamycin is what is causing my menstrual cycle to be irregular. I took a 10 day course starting on November 18th, about a week after my period ended. Then my period started again on December 1st and seemed to last about 5 days with spotting up until about December 21st when my period started again and lasted about 6 days. Now, about six days after I started spotting again (January 2nd). I just turned 47, so wondered if this may also be a sign of perimenopause. I do have an appointment with my gyno on February 15th.
JA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?
Customer: I do use a period tracker app
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I have hypothyroidism (Hashimotos), which I take .75 Synthroid (brand, not generic). I know I am not pregnant.
Submitted: 9 months ago.
Category: OB GYN
Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

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Expert:  Dr David replied 9 months ago.

usually antibiotics don't cause irregular menstrual cycle

stress, lack of sleep, heavy exercise can cause this

being perimenopausal can cause irregular cycle as well.

at your age, you could be perimenopausal

there are blood tests which can check for this.