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    Default Am I starting menopause?


    Hi I am 45
    I was hoping someone could help me.
    I have a 29 day cycle,it's like clock work every month.
    This cycle is very off. 7 day before my period was due i had some very light pink and brown discharge. It only was a little and just the 1 day. I also had light cramps that 1 day. I thought my period was coming very early. It didn't.
    Now I am 5 days late. cramps like i am going to start my period, clear stringy discharge( like when you ovulate).
    could it be menopause? I have no symptoms of menopause.

    Any thoughts?

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    Smile I feel the same

    Hi I am feeling the same at the moment I thought I was having a period and then nothing I am 40 don,t know if it,s the menopause or not are you sure your not pregnant it can happen

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    Hello ladies

    It sounds like it could be pre-menopause, or peri-menopause.
    I get the same thing just before my regular period.

    Do you ladies also experience any other symptoms, such as the hot-flashes, night sweats, dizziness/lightheadedness or even heart palpitations?
    Last edited by JubesInquest; 07-02-2007 at 09:51 AM. Reason: correction

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    Question pre-menopausal...perimenopausal

    What's the difference between premenopausal and perimenopausal??

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    Default Peri-Menopause??

    I am having the night sweats, light headed, headaches, and irritability, but my cycles have not changed at all. I am 40 years old. Is this the start of menopause? None of the other symptoms I have read about apply to me.
    I excercise regularly but have noticed I cannot lose any weight and have actually gained a few pounds in recent months even after I changed my eating habits.

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    Banker,
    they're the same thing. Just one is the "technical" terminology.

    Shell,

    sounds like you've entered the wonderful, wacky world of menopause!
    For your hotflashes, I hear soy is good for that.
    I've changed from 2% milk to soy milk, only because regular milk now bothers my stomach and it's better for you. I love milk!

    I'm getting used to the taste of it; at this point, I'm not crazy about it, but it's ok in my cereal.
    Quitters never win; Winners don't give in

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    Thank you, Jubes
    I did make an appointment to discuss this with my doctor. The flashes were not too bad last night and I feel a little better today. I am due to start my cycle (which I can usually set my clock by) in 2 days. We'll see if it is normal. I'll also update you on what the doctor says when I go in August.

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    Hi Shelley 67 my name is Janice, I too am exercising and not able to lose weight and I also feel bloated alot especially just prior and during my period. Iam 49 and have had no other symptoms e.g. hot flushes etc.

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    OK, I am now late for my period which has not happened since my last pregnancy 12 1/2 years ago. It is totally impossible that I am pregnant since I have not been with anyone in a year. I'll let you know what the doctor says on the 13th

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    Default Same thing happened....

    Quote Originally Posted by cjjtsmom View Post
    Hi I am 45
    I was hoping someone could help me.
    I have a 29 day cycle,it's like clock work every month.
    This cycle is very off. 7 day before my period was due i had some very light pink and brown discharge. It only was a little and just the 1 day. I also had light cramps that 1 day. I thought my period was coming very early. It didn't.
    Now I am 5 days late. cramps like i am going to start my period, clear stringy discharge( like when you ovulate).
    could it be menopause? I have no symptoms of menopause.

    Any thoughts?
    First thanks for your posting! I am 48 and never had a hot flash, and always had regular periods like clock work too.
    BUT two months ago, I had a couple of "light days" if you will. Some tiny cramping--kept thinking it would go into a full blown period. It didn't though-just had a few tiny light days.
    OK so I thought I was "done".
    WELL two weeks later, I made up for lost time! AND THE FATIGUE that comes with it. Horrible.
    Now I have a question. Anyone out there having insomnia as a result of peri-meno?
    I used to sleep like a baby till a couple years back. EVERY night I find myself falling asleep easily, then about 2 hours later I am awake for an hour then go back. ANNOYING! Haven't had a straight nights sleep for quite awhile. My husband wants to go to bed early and I am NOT ready for sleep. Then he thinks I am avoiding him. HELP!

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