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Probably very premature worry but when does the menopause start?

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ks Mon 04-Apr-05 18:47:25

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noddyholder Mon 04-Apr-05 18:54:19

I went to docs last year as my periods were haywire at the time and asked about early menopause as my mum had that but I suggested it was unlikely but the doc said it is actually fairly common and is on the increase no one knows why There is something called a peri menopause but my probs straightened out in the end and I never looked into it further I am 39 btw

cod Mon 04-Apr-05 18:54:50

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JoolsToo Mon 04-Apr-05 18:55:12

36 for me!

mummytosteven Mon 04-Apr-05 18:56:11

yes was going to suggest peri-menopause as well - your cycle can go a bit doolally for quite a few years in run up to menopause

you don't sound mid-forties - I know daft comment, but I would have put you as being mid thirties from your posts!

ks Mon 04-Apr-05 19:03:17

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JanH Mon 04-Apr-05 19:11:08

Of course she means you, you, you, you whippersnapper - agree utterly with mts (not having met you as cod has), you don't sound mid 40s!

(Peri-menopause can easily kick in around mid-40s though, darling. Be prepared.)

ks Mon 04-Apr-05 19:39:16

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JanH Mon 04-Apr-05 19:42:16

It sounds very desirable when you put it like that, ks - however having been (just-pre-mid-50s meself) I can tell you that it lacks a few facilities

ks Wed 06-Apr-05 13:19:20

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happymerryberries Wed 06-Apr-05 13:25:24

50 is the UK average for full blown menopause, but the perimenopause can start sooner than that and molder on for years! Also the 50 is an average, so people will be on either side of the line IYSWIM

fastasleep Wed 06-Apr-05 13:26:33

Argh stop I'm scared already!!

Titania Wed 06-Apr-05 13:26:47

in our family we have a history of premature menopause nan was 35 when she went through hers.....

tamum Wed 06-Apr-05 13:26:57



I am the same age as you my dear, and I have phases where I think maybe it's the perimenopause and then I go back to normal for ages so maybe you'll be alright for now?

JoolsToo Wed 06-Apr-05 13:28:14

Why sad Titania? I'm hoping I follow in JT's footsteps!

happymerryberries Wed 06-Apr-05 13:29:17

God, all of us oldies together! We will have to start a hot flush thread pronto!

Tamaum, I posted for you on education yesterday.

Did you see it?

Gobbledigook Wed 06-Apr-05 13:29:33

Oh bugger - its GDK here on JT's computer! Doh!

Fio2 Wed 06-Apr-05 13:30:07

the gp said my mum was going through it and now he has changed his mind, she hasnt had periods regular for quite a while though - she is 49 (I think, lol)

anyway my gran reckons it can start 40 for alot of women

Titania Wed 06-Apr-05 13:30:13

just not a nice thought for me....

Fio2 Wed 06-Apr-05 13:30:32

yes tamum you must read hmb's post!

tamum Wed 06-Apr-05 13:32:37

Could we have a sign for it, do you think? Like

Sorry, I didn't see your question, I'll go and look, esp now Fio's been so strict. Your questions are always so hard though <sob>

Fio2 Wed 06-Apr-05 13:34:53

oh its not a question, its a nice sweet thread and I wasnt being strict could you imagine me being strict??

tamum Wed 06-Apr-05 13:36:16

Nah, not really, you're too much of a sweetie-pie. Are you feeling a bit better now the anniversary has passed or does it just carry on relentlessly?

Fio2 Wed 06-Apr-05 13:37:56

no i feel a bit better today, yesterday i felt terrible. Now I just have irritating plumbers round the house and I wish they would just piss off, sorry tried to think of a better phrase, but they do my head in

tamum Wed 06-Apr-05 13:40:03

We've had them in the last few weeks. They always leave the front door wide open and then bugger off to the 3rd floor. We might as well have a sign up saying "please help yourselves to anything of value".

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