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Just realised that I haven't had a period for maybe 3 months - is that it?

(10 Posts)
Buda Tue 29-Jul-08 09:41:07

Not PG. Am 44. No other symptoms/signs of anything.

Am assuming start of menopause. Feels a bit odd!

Shitehawk Tue 29-Jul-08 09:44:10

Could be all kinds of things really. Hormones a bit wonky, thyroid problems, stress - lots of things can cause loss of periods.

GP can do some blood tests and see what they show up.

Buda Wed 30-Jul-08 06:46:16

Hmmm. Been thinking. Also hoarse on and off even when I don't have a cold and have been losing more hair than I feel is normal for me. Could be thyroid so have appointment to check it out today.

OrmIrian Wed 30-Jul-08 07:31:04

Hope the appointment clears it up for you.

I've been having irregular periods for a year or so now. I'm 43. Last one was about 7 weeks after the previous one. I might go back to normal or I might get one in a fortnight. I am assuming it's menopause.

fedupandisolated Wed 30-Jul-08 07:56:09

Me too. No period for three months now. Cycle was always a bit all over the place anyway. I'm 42 and am assuming I am perimenopausal. God that makes me feel seriously middle aged.

girlnextdoor Wed 30-Jul-08 07:58:05

Orm- have you seen your GP?

If you are having meno, then you would need HRT to protect against osteoporosis- you are at much greater risk if you have meno before 45.

43 is pretty young- "Normal" is 45- 55.

I am 53 and think i might have just had last period, but you never know!
My bones are already thinning, and I am on a healthy eating/exercise regime for this as well as being cared for by a gynae.

Take it seriously.

OrmIrian Wed 30-Jul-08 08:28:46

Really? shock

I just thought it was what happened. Thanks for the advice.

girlnextdoor Wed 30-Jul-08 20:03:02

well, it does happen- but not that young!

I didn't miss a period til 51 and then they have been off and on for the last 2 years- that, according to my gynae, is "average-ish".
Average age of meno in UK is 51.5years.

OrmIrian Thu 31-Jul-08 11:50:35

Thanks girlnextdoor.

Bugger. Perhaps I had better do something about it then.

Clure Tue 12-Aug-08 09:38:08

Just been searching for a thread like this. I'm 40, periods have been erratic since having DD three and a half years ago. I had clomid to get pregnant as low progesterone. I haven't had a period for three months now and have been getting hot flushes. Am getting worried this is early menopause? Am going to get GP appointment. Just wondered any thoughts? Thanks

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