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Yes, quitting drinking can affect your period. Alcohol consumption can disrupt the body’s hormonal balance, which can impact the menstrual cycle. Heavy alcohol use can cause irregular periods, and can even stop periods altogether in some cases.

When someone stops drinking alcohol, their body goes through a period of adjustment as it readjusts to its normal hormonal balance. This can cause changes in the menstrual cycle, such as heavier or lighter periods, irregular periods, or missed periods.

In addition to hormonal changes, quitting drinking can also cause physical and emotional stress, which can further impact the menstrual cycle. It is not uncommon for women to experience changes in their menstrual cycle during times of stress.

If you are experiencing changes in your menstrual cycle after quitting drinking, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider. They can help evaluate your symptoms and determine whether any underlying conditions or medications may be contributing to the changes. They can also provide guidance on managing your symptoms and may recommend lifestyle changes or treatments to help regulate your menstrual cycle.