Have missed one AF (end July/early August), which was actually great because it was when I was on holiday, and there is no sign of this month's AF either. None of the usual signals (tender/sore boobs, bad skin, irritability).
I can't be pregnant as DH had the snip some years ago. And I have, in any case, had absolutely no symptoms.
I am (very) shortly to be 49, and therefore I think this a symptom of the menopause. I have suffered the occasional hot flush over the last couple of years, so suspect that I'm at least perimenopausal.
DH is worried about me though and wants me to go the GP, which I think is unnecessary. But he's been so insistent now I'm worrying myself!
So is there any other reason why I could have lost AF twice in a row?!
My periods just stopped almost 2 years ago (I'm 43) and I have accepted that I am menopausal. Blood tests were a bit borderline but they aren't always clear cut. My Gp said that one of the ways menopause is defined is the absence of periods for a year or more in a woman over 40 yrs old.
Can also happen when the body is under physical stress rather than mental stress. My mum had a couple of operations on her leg and her periods stopped for good - that was the only reason the doctors could think of as all her hormone tests came back to say she wasn't going through the menopause.
I'd go to the GP, get him/her to do blood tests, to check hormone levels. Unless you've got any odd symptoms such as pelvic pain, or going to the loo every half hour, I wouldn't think there's anything seriously wrong. (Not that I'm an expert).
My periods stopped for a couple of years from age 18-20. No reason for it found - hadn't changed diet, wasn't overly stressed, hadn't upped exercise, etc. Hormone tests said my hormones were low-normal. They then came back for no known reason and I've had regular periods ever since (also had regular periods from age 12 to age 18). So, frankly, I think there is sometimes no explanation, although if you are 49, early menopause sounds the most likely.
at 49, it wouldn't even be considered an 'early' menopause.
The average age of Menopause in the UK is 50. $9 would be in the normal range. Also remember that the perimenopausal period can last a while, with periods being missed, then returning for a while,only to go missong at a later date.