I've had weirdness too. 15 days into my cycle I started again, then a day later it stopped. Now I've got PMT and want to kill someone, but no sign of a period yet. Day 32 now. I'm too fucking young to be menopausal, I'm 41 for fuck's sake! <-----actual photo of me.
Ah Celia, I've never had the Rage, and I was going to say I wasn't feeling Rageous this time, but I had the Rage last night on that television thread. It bugged me. I hardly ever get bugged by threads, but I wanted to shake the OP until her teeth rattled. <thoroughly ashamed>
Thanks Thingumy, I've not had a period like this ever. It's awful and I don't know how women put up with this every month.
I too get the night heat thing. Like you said witchy it is worse if I have had a drink or two, but it also happens a week before my period. My periods are really, really light, perhaps because I run a lot, but I have started to get the cramps, just like being a teenager again but without the acne.
I am a serious RAGER. It seems to have got worse over the last couple of years. Perhaps I need to go and see someone, but what can be done, really??
Can I just ask,does the length of numerous cycles have a bearing on if menopause is nigh? I am 48,and here are my last 8 cycles: 38 days 23 days 39 days 20 days 20 days 26 days 47 days (bliss!) 30 days As you can see,I am getting caught out all the time,at work,in Tescos. . Other symptoms are really tired,raging PMT (but just for 2 days),and weirdly indigestion which could be because I am a greedy cow. Should I have a blood test?
Crazynanna, your cycle is looking a lot like mine. I used to be as regular as clockwork and now it's ranging anywhere from 20 days up to 50 this last time. The PMT is dreadful and they are horribly heavy and painful. I presume menopause but probably should go and get checked out. I'm 47.
CrazyNanna - your cycle is the same as mine, I'm 36. I have no idea when my period will arrive. It always feels like any day now but no bleeding appears. I hate it. Long line of problems with me, my mum, my nan and now my DD
Yes you all sound lie you could be at some stage of the peri-menopause
I have been having wierd cycles/manslaughter-like periods/raging PMT/night sweats, etc for about 3-4 years now and I am 47. I have had hormone tests and am now on HRT which seems to have calmed everything down - most omportant when you have a pre-teen hitting puberty in a big way!
I'm 42 and missed two periods. Went to docs after negative pregnancy tests and was told to come back after I had missed 3 periods and he would organise blood tests to test my hormone levels. The night sweats have been hideous and I am extremely tetchy.
But, on Friday I came on and have been laid in bed most of the weekend as it is so heavy and painful. Hope this is a blip because I would rather be menopausal than have this type of period.
I have been telling myself that this is a new phase in my life and I should embrace it. Then I tell myself to STFU and stop being so drippy. Then I get angry followed by tearful. New phase my arse.
I'd say that any changes in your periods, whether changes are related to duration of actual period, length of cycle, type of discharge etc, are likely to be indicative of peri-menopause. But also probably a good thing to have your hormone levels checked and to rule out anything else.
Mine are just starting to become irregular, which is fine. Big problem here is the horrendous night flushes. For similar sufferers, have your tried agnus castus or black cohosh? I have friends who swear by them but for me they did bugger all.