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Could I be experiencing peri menopause

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RussianDoll16 Tue 30-Aug-16 10:18:12

I'm completely new to this but have been reading threads and decided to join up to get some advice before I go completely round the bend. I turned 38 in June this year and have always had regular periods. I went on mini pill for contraception earlier in year which made me bleed randomly so I came off it as it was annoying plus relationship ended. I stopped taking it in May this year. I had a light bleed in early June and have had no period since. I feel bloated, depressed, weepy , mild cramping. At start of August I was convinced period was coming as had all the usual cramps and down below pains yet nothing came. I get mild cramps on an evening. Wondered if anyone else has/ is in similar boat confused

FrameyMcFrame Wed 31-Aug-16 19:32:29

You could ask your GP for a blood test. Make sure it's on day 3 or 4 of your cycle and they check LH and FSH, thyroid and estradiol

EllenRipley Wed 31-Aug-16 19:44:28

Sounds like your hormones are just out of whack since coming off mini pill, it might take a wee while to sort itself out. I'm sure there's things you can do diet or natural supplement-wise to bring things back in line. I wouldn't know what to suggest as it depends what your hormones are up to! Lots of info online about hormone imbalances etc X

RussianDoll16 Wed 31-Aug-16 20:16:20

Thankyou for your responses i think you're right , probably settling down and I'll get to GP. Had bad cramping again today it's as if AF is on way I would be due this week if I had been on time last time hmmx

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