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Start of Menopause?

Postby diddy » Tue May 27, 2008 7:35 am

So, I'm mid 40's, and currently haven't had a period for 11 weks.
Any ideas?
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby chimaera » Tue May 27, 2008 7:39 am

Pregnant? Menopause? Go see your GP.
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby diddy » Tue May 27, 2008 8:09 am

I was just wondering if anyone else had anything like this when they started menopause.
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby chimaera » Tue May 27, 2008 8:12 am

Yes. But there could be other reasons, so go to your doc and have a simple blood test done. Hormone levels will confirm whether or not it is menopausal.
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby OoBubblesoO » Tue May 27, 2008 8:19 am

Best always to get these things checked out. Could be a simple infection causing it. I bled for a while after having my youngest son and it turned out to be infection. Don't worry too much though, blood tests will reveal whats going on. Good luck x
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby diddy » Tue May 27, 2008 8:25 am

Oh, I'm not worried, which is probably why I haven't got round to the doctors yet!
I was thinking how great if this is it, periods just stop!
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby lillyofthevalley » Tue May 27, 2008 8:32 am

I am just going thro it, was very very regular thenstopped for 6 months never been right since been to docs they just said MENOPAUSE!! noticed I dont have the same energy felt bit down but no hot flushies :oops: yet!told to take st. johns wort! best thing ever feel great now (hollannd and barrat 300mg best to take).
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby diddy » Tue May 27, 2008 8:41 am

lillyofthevalley wrote:I am just going thro it, was very very regular thenstopped for 6 months never been right since been to docs they just said MENOPAUSE!! noticed I dont have the same energy felt bit down but no hot flushies :oops: yet!told to take st. johns wort! best thing ever feel great now (hollannd and barrat 300mg best to take).



Thanks for that!
I used to be regular, and now for 11 weeks, nothing!
What I'm really dreading is that it will suddenly come back with a vengeance!
Occasionally I get hot in bed a couple of times a night and have to throw duvet off, but as yet no sweating with it.
A couple of times have also felt hot in day, and face looks a bit flushed, to me, anyway, but OH said it's not really noticeable.
Again, no sweating as yet.
I remember my mum with beads of sweat on her forehead! I guess it'll come!
Couple of weeks ago I gave up coffee, and since then, not felt hot/flushed in day and have only felt hot in bed one night, and just the once!
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby chimaera » Tue May 27, 2008 8:44 am

Don't think of them as hot flushes; think of them as power surges!
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby Morg » Thu May 29, 2008 8:52 am

diddy wrote:So, I'm mid 40's, and currently haven't had a period for 11 weks.
Any ideas?


I recollect a similar situation, he's now 13 and an absolute joy. Was quite a surprise when I visited the doctor, muttering menopause and she said, well yes, your body is going through a change, you're about 15 weeks pregnant! It seems it was nature allowing me one last chance as I never had another period, fantastic!

It would be a good idea to go for check up and take it from there ...
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby ratonthebeam » Thu May 29, 2008 9:24 am

My mum had that at age 42, and 9 months later she had me! :?

Seriously, you can buy a test in Boots, it works the same as a pregnancy test (i.e. it's a plastic stick you pee on) and it will tell you if you are menopausal. That's if you don't want to see the Dr first. To be honest this whole Forum has put me right off Drs anyway. (And I am one myself but an academic, not a medical Dr thank Gd! :lol: :lol: :lol: )
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby diddy » Thu May 29, 2008 11:35 am

Well, I'm also thinking, what will the doctor do about it!
Also not sure about HRT due to family history of strokes, but I think it would be useful to talk about this as drugs change.
Well, hoping not pregnant as OH has had the snip!
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby Poppyflowers » Thu May 29, 2008 11:41 am

I am going to see the doc tomorrow. I am 47- felt really down with very black moods lately. Also hot surges at night and irregular thingies. I am a bit fearful of HRT although my eldest sister who is 21 years my senior swore it kept her going - she stayed on it for 9 years!!

I'll see what the doc says - he is a bit brutal and straight to the point - so I will report back.
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby diddy » Thu May 29, 2008 12:34 pm

Thanks Pf!

Sometimes you also just need to know you're not the only one!
OH doesn't find it exactly his choice for dinner table conversation!
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Re: Start of Menopause?

Postby cushty » Thu May 29, 2008 2:00 pm

don't let them fob you off with the lie that menopausal symptoms only last a few months

I had hot flushes for more than 10 years, although I didn't have any other symptoms
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