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Raging hormones - is this perimenopause?

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hormonesinaspin Wed 15-May-13 16:40:17

I have name changed as this is a bit TMI. I am 40 and recently my monthly cycle goes something like this.

Up to 8 days before period, I get mega PMT where I hate the world, myself, could kill people I am so cross. Depressed. Just horrid.

Period arrives. Some months there's hardly anything, just a few days of spotting then one slightly heavy day, then nothing. Or Mega heavy for two days, then 1 light day, then nothing.

About a week after my period, I start to get a LOT of mucus down below. And then I get as horny as all hell and I want to shag every passing male (particularly of the younger variety.....cougar-tastic). I literally masturbate twice a day (interferes with getting much done). I am also mega upbeat and happy about life and am cheerful and feel invincible. This stage lasts about two weeks. Weirdly, this almost never coincides with when my husband is in the country. He gets the angry bloody me rather than the raging nympho me.

And then I might have a few days of normalcy before PMT swings round again.

I feel like I'm on some kind of hormonal rollercoaster. Today the postman (not a babe) knocked on the door and I began to have obscene thoughts. WTF is wrong with me??????

PS - is it normal that once you hit the age of 40 younger men start looking insanely attractive. Note I have NOT acted upon this.....just curious

lilolilmanchester Thu 16-May-13 16:41:34

You can ask your GP to do a blood test which can say whether you are in perimenopause - something to do with changing hormone levels. I found that just having it confirmed was a weight off my mind and I knew what I was dealing with.

P.S. yes, perfectly normal ;-)

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