I am 49 years old.I have had three, six day periods in 35 days. My lower back is starting to hurt, especially on the right side.My periods are not heavy, just constant. Even when the there is no blood in the toliet there will be signs of spotty blood upon insertion of tampon, this happens inbetween periods.
sorry it's been a month and not one person answered your post. Not encouraging is it?
I too am 49. I have found the monthly back pain is a sure sign of menstruation. I started seeing a chiropractor. It actually helps.
I ended up here today because I've been spending the day seeing if I can bleed to death vaginally.
I looked for information on the net first but only found stuff relating to young women and pregnancy. I finally called my sister. She told me to search "premenopausal dysfunctional menstruation."
Besides the chiropractor--I hate to say it, but--the a trip to the Gyn is probably in our near future.
Have to make sure it's just menopause. Also if you wade through all that stuff on the web site --you'll see there are treatments. I hate drugs myself. Will avoid them as much as possible.
As for today--I'm literally drained and still draining. How the heck am I supposed to sleep at the rate of two tampons an hour? It's been since this morning and it's 4:00 pm now -- just how much can we bleed?
Have women ever gone to the emergency room for menstrual bleeding? I really don't think I could take that kind of embarrassment do you? Besides without health insurance--I'd rather just plug it up...tampons are cheaper.
As you see kiddo, we're in that same exact boat. Read up. Make an appointment or two--take care of yourself.
My sister told me she hasn't had a period since January. Chin-up, it passes.
Thanks for replying to last months post. You sound like a lady with a sense of humor about aging. A sense of humor is the only thing that doesn't fall apart with age. As for my cycle, I'm currently having all night hot flashes The good news is no bleeding for 40 days. How long do we deal with hot flashes??????? I have had them more off than on for several years, but now they come nightly and sometimes during the day. I hope you stop bleeding soon. Be sure to take vitamins with iron during the heavy bleeding months.
Hang in there
I have to admit that you and I share the same problem. I have had a little bleeding here and there along with back pain. I'm 45 years old and all of this is so new to me. . I'm sorry to hear that your going threw this. but at the same time I'm glad I'm not the only one. The back pain only happens with the slight bleeding. ...I haven't had a normal period in mo's! Plus I'm starting to deal with the sweating etc........
I hate that you ladies are suffering..but Man! I came to the right place..I am going crazy..
48 y/o....I have had messed up cycles for the last , maybe 4 yrs....last 2 years it has been 5-10 days early every month..sometimes 2x a month..etc etc. And talk about anxiety! 4 years ago I had night sweats really soaking but those stopped...
******Today I count 3 weeks of non- stop bleeding..this has never happened before..It started with pain so bad I was crawling to the bathroom one morning.could not stand up to get out of bed..got my period a day later..thought it was ending..then my breasts hurt horrible for 2 weeks and I never stopped bleeding since....I was wondering if this is just menopause starting or what..I have had some large cysts but I think they are gone..reading what you ladies post, I guess this is normal and I have to put up with it..but Lord I wish this would stop!
I am going to look up this ''premenopause menstrual dysfunction" cause, man. I think I've got it
Well, I'll be 45 in about 3 weeks. I've noticed the difference in my period for about 2 years. You know, heavier flow, more cramping, bloated and not as regular as previously. My doctor told me it was perimenopause, I laughed and asked him what that was. He said, "you're body is preparing for menopause". I guess my body is finished preparing...lol...minimal hot flashes, memory vagueness (refuse to call it forgetfullness) and today I am entering my 4th week of bleeding, back pain, leg pain and cramping. Somedays it's light spotting somedays it's a 2 tampon every hour day. Oh ya, tender breasts too....aaaahhhhh! My mom had a partial hysterectomy in her mid 50s and a masectomy in her late 50's so my doc is hyper vigilant about my health, which I am thankful for. So I guess it's off to the doc to confirm it's menopause.
Anyway, I wanted to say thankyou to you all for sharing your experiences, it's helpful to know others are experiencing the same type symptoms.
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I just did a Google search for low back pain and premenopause and found this site. I'll be 45 in 2 weeks and have NEVER had low back pain - but it started 4 days ago (with my very irregular period) and now I am uncomfortable standing, sitting, walking, lying down etc.... My other problem is that I get VERY depressed just before my period - which I never used to do. Last summer I went 8 weeks with no period - I was actually beginning to think I was pregnant - but that's impossible as my husband was "fixed"! Just the thought of that was enough to depress me (I already have 2 great kids). Anyway, nice to find a spot to where I can see I'm not suffering alone! Men have no idea what we go through!
I'm 48, (oh my, did I really say that out loud??) I have night sweats and hot flashes, my cycle hasn't been regular since August 18 for 6 days, then Oct 31 for 6 days, still waiting for the next.
I feel like I'm going to start, but so far, nothing. I've had a bad lower back ache for the past few days now. I'm starting to break out, so maybe the time is nearing for me...we'll see.
Went to the doc for a check up, everything appears normal, although my cholestrol is high. Low fat diet and excerise is recommended.
Nice to know there are others suffering along side
Eons ago when I had an IUD I had horrific lower back pain and in my hips and knees with every period. About 4 years ago I started having what I termed perpetual periods. The Dr. said I was "leaking estrogen", but I also had constant and miserable lower back pain - of course I never thought they were related. Now that I'm in menopause I have tried the Estring gadget vaginally, which is only estrogen. Within 3 days of insertion - the lower back pain is GONE. Studies are showing increased estrogen levels and increased lower back pain. Nothing addresses DECREASED estrogen and lower back pain. The Estring lasts 3 months (recommended replacement time). It's been 3 1/2 months and guess what? Lower back pain is back. In two weeks I'm headed to the Dr. for an annual and overall blood work and to do the saliva tests for hormone levels. Jerked my Estring so I'd be at a baseline for the tests. I wonder what those results will be. After the appointment, I'm going to get a new Estring if for no other reason (and there are other reasons for this Estring!!) than to get rid of this awful back pain!!!!!!!!