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How will I know?

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LavenderRains Sun 17-Jul-16 16:02:10

I'm 50, have had the mirena coil for 3 years (for heavy periods,clots,flooding etc)
I have no periods at all now but I'm sure I'm menopausal.
I have aching bones, I'm hot and sweaty all the timeblush constantly tired and very forgetful!
But if I've got the coil how will I know if my periods have naturally finished? I don't want to go back to the pre coil days!

Cherylene Sun 17-Jul-16 16:11:12

You can use oestrogen (patches or gel) with mirena to help with sweats etc. and might make you feel better. Have a look at menopause matters website and see your doctor. When the mirena runs out, you can reassess what is going on.

TBH, menopause is only the last menstrual period and you can only know a year after the 'event' that it was the last, so no one really knows at the time smile

Other symptoms start well before and continue afterwards.

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