Menopause periods closer together

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Avatar f tn If you are still having periods you're more like to be in the peri-menopause leading up to the menopause. Usually though, you periods at this time start to come closer together and you start to get hot flushes etc. Age 51 is the average age of onset for menopause though. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I am told I am now in surgical menopause. I have night sweats and I cry a lot. I have a hard time sleeping at night too. One minute I am hot, the next I am cold. My gyn/onc (the surgeon who did the surgery) gave me a prescription for estradiol. I am going to ask my regular gyn for advice on taking those hormones. Has anyone here taken estradiol? I have heard that estrogen replacement therapy isn't good, so I don't know if I should take them or not.
Avatar f tn In other words, the periods can become lighter, shorter and further apart, but should not be heavier, closer together or prolonged. You could call your doctor for a prescription for progesterone. That might start your period for you--if it doesn't work, that means you weren't supposed to have one anyway. I hope this helps!
598381 tn?1219505846 My periods are getting heavier and heavier and closer and closer together. I have PMDD and in the last couple of years have become a raving lunatic - I mean serious mood swings, enough to scare myself and not ilke myself at all during the week before my period...it's AWFUL!!!!!!!!! I have horrid headaches right before or during my period that cannot be controlled without Relpax. I have began having periods every 2.5-3 weeks...fun.
219522 tn?1251764229 I don't know the answer to your question, but I have the same question myself, with pretty much the same symptoms, exceot my period seems to come even closer together than yours. SInce the beginning of November, I have had 4 "monthlies". Fun. I am 46, so maybe a little young for menopause, but who knows with me. I don't even know for sure which doctor to call.
Avatar f tn I don't think I'm pregnant and my periods are usually much closer together if anything. I'm sort of freaking out. I read that it's common to have longer times between periods, but I have never in my life been this late (unless I was pregnant of course). Is anyone else experiencing this at my age? I thought I was a bit too young to be either missing periods or being this late.
1410068 tn?1282732767 Yeh. mine was called, PMS, then perimenopause the menopause, then post menopause, as well as stress, weight and just about everything else. Like you my list of symptoms was very similar. My first bout of ON was aged 35 I was 54 when I was dx with MS. Don't leave this, keep pushing. I asked friends going through the menopause if they had the same sx as me, just like you and I got some very strange looks.
Avatar n tn I am hoping that the periods will stop all together. Everyone is different in their recovery and what works for them. This was definitley my best option. I'll try to update you all in a week or so. Make sure you do your homework ladies!
Avatar f tn My periods are also very heavy from day 2-4, although not as bad when my periods are closer together and last about 5-6 days. I also tend to have small clots, with occasional bigger (but not like golf balls, but more flat and long, like pieces of flesh). The longest cycle I had would be 8 weeks and that was back when I was 20, during a bad time. I have never gone longer than that. 6 weeks was pretty normal for me although I had never actually tracked the dates formally.
Avatar n tn I'm in peri-menopause and my periods are getting a little bit closer together but I really don't think it has anything to do with the drug.
Avatar f tn However, symptoms may start as much as 10 years before. They include irregular periods, often initially closer together and then further apart; hot flashes; heart palpitations; vaginal dryness; poor sleep; and others. A blood test for the hormone FSH is typically elevated. While there is no absolute number, values above 20 usually indicate perimenopause or the years leading up to menopause. Machelle M.
Avatar f tn Lots of women go through this type of thing in perimenopause (we're not menopausal until we've had at least 12 months with no bleeding/periods). Cycles can go from closer together to further apart, heavy to light, light to heavy and everything in between. So, the only thing that's constant in this phase of life is inconsitency! :) Welcome to whackdom.
Avatar n tn As menopause approaches, it is common for periods to get closer together and have clots. The best thing is to ask your doctor to do a blood test for FSH. That is a hormone test that causes eggs to develop. As the number of eggs gets fewer, the FSH level increases and in the process, gives doctors a marker for menopause.
Avatar n tn While there is not enough information for me to say for sure, in general, perimenopause typically finds the cycles getting closer together at first and then further apart. That might be what is happening to you. Ask your doctor to get an FSH blood test. If it is high, that is a sign that menopause is getting closer and is the likely reason for the changes you are experiencing. Machelle M.
Avatar n tn Has anyone ever heard of this happening? Do I have reason to be concerned? I have been getting my periods closer together and have had heavy flow with cramping and fatigue and sometimes headaches. A few night sweats. My doctor told me some women start menopause early and it begins with periods getting closer and sometimes more symptoms with them, like mine. I'm 37!! Is this possible or do I need to have more testing? Any help would be great! Thank You!!
Avatar f tn Periods can either become closer together or farther apart; sometimes lighter or heavier. In regard to fertility, it begins to naturally decline the older we get, so by our late 30's/early 40's it declines more rapidly until it ceases. During perimenopause our hormone levels (Estrogen, Progesterone, and Testosterone) decrease, and ovulation slowly begins to come to an end...
Avatar f tn i don't think it is ms related, i am 49 but have gone through menopause,before i did i was very regular and then they started getting closer and closer and lasting longer, then they quit, most often they get further apart but mt dr said they can go both ways
Avatar n tn severe mood swings, headaches, extreme fatigue, diarrhea, and slight weight gain. My cycles seem to be closer together and not lasting very long. I have about one good week a month where I feel normal. Am I too young for this? What about home kits that test for early menopause?
Avatar n tn Skipping periods, prolonged periods, spotting, periods closer together, heavier, lighter....everything is possible during this stage of life. Be thankful that you're having this rest from periods right now! :) You'll likely still have another one. I've gone 3 months, then 6 and even almost a full year and gone back to them again. Now, I'm constantly spotting and have gone through testings for it. I'm waiting for the results from a Sonohysterogram and have been through a uterine biopsy.
209987 tn?1451939065 I told him that they've been getting closer together for almost a year now, and I've been having it all month this month...I've developed anger issues, can't stand the cold, can't stand the hot, sex is something of the past...I have no desire whatsoever...which is why hubby sent me in to see the doctor in the first place. So how does someone in my case tell? No one, except that one aunt who had her ovaries left, has ever gone into menopause "naturally".
Avatar n tn Hi there & welcome to the MS Community, I personally find that IVSM or Methylprednisolone has an effect on my mentruation. I will have more frequent & heavier periods for a while after the steroids & then my body just starts getting back to its normal only to have another lot of steroids. My periods can get closer together as well & it can take months for me to get into a normal routine again.
Avatar n tn and not be anything to worry about. Periods can be closer together, (shorter intervals in between), further apart (skipping months...perhaps, several), heavier, lighter....and everything in between. The only "constant" during perimenopause is "change". :) And, no 48 is NOT too young to be having this type of thing happen. Perimenopause can start anytime during our 40's (sometimes, late 30's) and last between 3 and 10 years.
Avatar n tn Within the past 12-14 months I have noticed that my periods are coming closer together, sometimes at 23 days instead of 28. Additionally, I have noticed that my breasts are staying tender most of the month. Also Ive been having brown spotting a few days before I actually start my period.
Avatar f tn I also had a endometrial ablation.
Avatar n tn However, you might notice your periods getting at first closer together and then eventually, further apart until finally they stop coming. The itching could be due to a shift in pH (acidity/alkalinity) that is often found at this time in life and due to hormonal changes. Many women have benefited from an over the counter medication called Replens. It balances pH and helps moisturize the vagina and restores normal bacterial balance to the vagina which stops the itching.
443862 tn?1238003039 Also, your periods can come closer together and further apart until they stop altogether. I am really struggling each day so I know exactly how you feel, it's like being on a rollercoaster. But I have been told that once you have had your final period for good, things start to get better. So roll on that day!!!!!!! Also, you are right, things are usually worst during before a period, mine definately are, it's when your hormones are at their lowest. Hope this helps.
570004 tn?1226983796 After I began the Rx cream I started having adult acne break outs and my periods were coming closer together and very heavy. I was calmer inside and not so anxious - but I looked like a zit factory. I am still working on a bio identical hormone balance that is completely right for me. This can be another long process - just like thyroid and adrenals were.
Avatar n tn I had my hormomes tested last year - didn't show too much changing, but according to my gyn, you don't see much of a change until your well into menopause - (missing periods alot). I haven't actually missed one, but there a bit irregular. They are actually closer together - she says this is normal, before they start getting further apart - which I hope will happen soon. The peri symptoms start well before it shows on a blood test.
1098999 tn?1276790867 Before surgery I was having irregular periods. every month I would be a week later than the previous month. I'd start it for a day and then it would be gone. Then a week after that I would get it again for a few days. Then the whole thing would start again the next month. That was going on for about 6 months or so. Then I had surgery and now I haven't had it in 2 months. Not that I'm complaining but I'm perplexed. Then I mention it to my ob/gyn dr and he says I may have early onset menopause.