Advanced search

Mumsnet has not checked the qualifications of anyone posting here. If you have any medical concerns do consult your GP.

Periods are getting closer together. I'm only 35!

(12 Posts)
KnockDiddyKnockKnock Sat 28-Jan-12 19:49:31

Is this a sign of the menopause?

I have just started another period. I'm on day 16 of my cycle. In the past 4 months I've had periods start on day 18, day 23 and (a more respectable) day 27.

Up until then I always had a 28 day cycle. I've been going through a lot of stress lately, but stress has never affected my periods before.

I will mention it to the doctor when I see him next week.

KnockDiddyKnockKnock Mon 30-Jan-12 10:31:48

Have an appt. on Wednesday booked. Can anyone offer any reassurance in the meantime?

Theonewiththehair Mon 30-Jan-12 10:34:26

I am lurking because I could have written this. I never gave menapause a thought. I am also 35.

crazynanna Mon 30-Jan-12 10:36:17

How are your periods? Are they from hell...with clots and stuff?

Could be some kind of mid cycle bleeding as opposed to actual're a bit young for the Perimenopause

KnockDiddyKnockKnock Mon 30-Jan-12 10:36:37

It's worrying isn't it?

The first month it happened I thought "oh, how strange and what a pain in the arse", but as I've now had 3 out of the last 4 periods very close together I think something must be going on. But the fucking menopause? At 35?

Please God no!

ReallyStupidWoman Mon 30-Jan-12 10:38:41

I'm 35 and this happened to me last year, was at some stage of period more than half of the month. I went on the pill for 3 months and it sorted everything right out. Still a bit too close together for comfort (23 days now rather than my old trusty 28), but at least they're reliable again.

KnockDiddyKnockKnock Mon 30-Jan-12 10:39:05

Xposted, sorry.

No, periods seem totally normal. I don't think it's mid-cycle bleeding as I feel that typical increase in well-being when they start, so I must have had PMT in the days leading up to it. I have the tell-tale period pains and they last the usual 5 days.

No terrible clotting or anything like that.

ReallyStupidWoman Mon 30-Jan-12 10:40:06

...also, I was incredibly stressed by work, which has resolved now. I'm sure the two are linked.

KnockDiddyKnockKnock Mon 30-Jan-12 10:40:20

Did your doctor give you any reason RSW? Can they test to see if you're in perimenopause?

KnockDiddyKnockKnock Mon 30-Jan-12 10:41:06

I keep cross posting, sorry.

Yes, hopefully it's stress with me as well. The first short cycle was my first period after a house move.

LibraryInfo Tue 24-Jan-17 13:35:04

I'm 37 and my periods are getting closer together too. They've been every 28 days for about 20 years but in the last 9 months, they've been much closer. 22 days, 21 days, 24 days......and very painful and heavier with clots. I soaked through my pj's and dressing gown because I stood up too fast and had a gush . I'm also very pale and tired for about 3 days once my period has started. I've also changed in other ways over this 9 months, my skin is much dryer, I used to be oily. I don't have that middle of the month horny feeling when you're ovulating, it makes me wonder whether I'm slowing down and not ovulating every month. Am I starting on the change? I started my periods aged 10 years, if that plays a part

wishingonastar80 Sun 03-Dec-17 20:33:06

Know it's been a long time since this thread was last active but I'm wondering if anyone had any answers. LibraryInfo, your story is very similar to what's happening to me now. Same age, drying skin, periods getting closer (though mine have gone from 31 to 28), the flooding, the drop in drive and I think I was 12 when I started my periods. How have things been for you?? x

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: