Tracking anxiety and depression

8 Aug 2016.

I have depression and anxiety and I find these often interact with my cycle. When I take exams I find that my period will be delayed until I have finished taking them – extending my usual cycle of 30 days, to 50 days.

Before I used an online app to track my symptoms and hormonal cycle, I didn’t really know what my ‘usual’ cycle was like because the anxiety and depression-related delays [in menstruation] confused things. Being able to see how my cycles changed around these times on the calendar gave me a better idea of what to expect.

Anonymous, UK