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Very late period

(7 Posts)
scrabble1 Wed 25-Oct-17 11:51:00

My period is 8 days late and I'm feeling confused. Always been regular. I've also lost my voice and feeling drained. Could this be perimenopause? I'm 46

LaurieFairyCake Fri 27-Oct-17 08:00:09

I’m in the same boat for the first time. I have had a period app on my phone for a decade and I am never late.

So yes, I’m sure it’s the start for me. I already get hot very quickly, I’m like a boiled mushroom during the night where I get up and throw the window open or go outside. I sleep maybe 5 hours a night, can’t go back to sleep after getting up for a wee.

I’m a bit weepy/grumpy too and I’m struggling with being hugged.

So flowers to you and me

redspec Thu 02-Nov-17 08:43:42

I'll join the 46 and late club!
I also struggle with sleep.
Hoping it's the menopause and not for any other reason shock

LaurieFairyCake Thu 02-Nov-17 09:01:22

Mine ended up being 9 days late! Totally crap, don’t want this every month or I’m going to be wearing sanitary towels constantly

PollyPerky Thu 02-Nov-17 12:48:24

I had a very late peri - no period changes till I was 51 ish when my cycles got shorter ( 26 days rather than 28-29) but then I had a couple of short cycles- 17 days- missed a couple of cycles, a few more normal cycles, missed 4 cycles, one more period then that was it- though might have had another a year later but was on HRT so not sure.

I took to wearing panty liners daily or something more substantial once I was more than half way through a cycle , especially if I was out and about.

picklemepopcorn Thu 02-Nov-17 13:07:32

The moon cup and washable pads are your friend. My periods are all over the shop these days, and wearing a comfy washable pad makes me feel much more secure.

scrabble1 Thu 02-Nov-17 17:52:19

I have no other symptoms apart from puffy ankles. It's very frustrating. I might try some natural progesterone

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