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Quick question re period pains and the perimenopause

(9 Posts)
BecauseImWorthIt Wed 26-Nov-08 22:24:26

I have been asked to pitch for a project for a client that makes painkillers targeted at period pains. I have to put together a suggestion as to who we should include in the research.

Obviously we will need to talk to women who suffer from period pains.

But I wondered if those of you who had period pains, if it changed as you approached/are approaching the menopause? I have never really suffered (thankfully!) so although I am definitely perimenopausal, at 49, I have no clue about period pains, if they get worse/better, etc.

Any help would be much appreciated.

BecauseImWorthIt Thu 27-Nov-08 10:32:55


Bubble99 Thu 04-Dec-08 08:57:39

I'm fairly sure I'm perimenopausal. I'm 42 and have have gone from having very regular both in length and heaviness of periods to irregular and varying in heaviness for the last 6 months or so.

I now have bad period pains, which I'd never had before - and also nausea, which is new for me.

cluckyagain Thu 04-Dec-08 08:59:53

OOOH - now thinking I may be perimenopausal (or at the beginning - only 38!) yes, heavier periods, period pain (appalling - like contractions last month) and nausea too - makes me suspect pregnancy each month til af arrives.

Bubble99 Thu 04-Dec-08 09:08:04

I've been sure that I'm pregnant a couple of times too shock Then reminded myself that sex is required. grin

ClausImWorthIt Thu 04-Dec-08 09:11:51

Unless you are called Mary ...

Bubble99 Thu 04-Dec-08 09:24:27

Aha! Yes indeedy. DS4 was miraculous....

Malificence Thu 20-Aug-09 10:46:56

I'm 43 and for the last 6 months I'm getting pretty awful pain for a day or so, worse in a morning, so bad they can stop me urinating and if I need a poo then it's like being in full labour!!!
I think that's more to do with my coil being at the end of it's life cycle tbh.

neversaydie Thu 20-Aug-09 11:24:50

Didn't really get worse as I approached menopause. They were however truly horrendous when I was a teenager. Maybe some mileage there.

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