Hi, I have a daughter of nearly 11 years, conceived on Clomid as I have PCOS. We couldn't have another child presumably due to this condition. I've recently improved my diet and lost weight and this has made my periods very regular. They have been like this for about a year and are always very much the same. This time though has been very different! It is very light and a kind of brown colour (sorry for TMI) I've also been feeling quite tired and lacking energy. I've done 2 pregnancy tests and they have been negative, although I did do them both at the end of the day, so HCG might not have been at it's strongest? Should I keep on testing, or just accept that it is correct? I am 35 years old, so presumably too young for menopause. (I hope!)
Periods can change at any time, especially as we get older. I'm 35 and I sometimes have a couple of days of brown spotting before my period. I have endometriosis so not sure if that's related. I still managed to conceive with these issues at 35, though it did take a while
None of us can tell you if you're pregnant but I would definitely take a test with first morning urine if your period is not here past its due date
If you're not, then you can always go to the GP to get your hormone levels tested, that will give you peace of mind about early menopause at least. Good luck
I did come over a little light headed in a shop the other day. It kind of felt as if my legs didn't want to walk. That sounds weird, but I'm not sure how else to describe it. It only lasted a few seconds... I've also been a bit tired and grumpy.
I don't think it's due to my diet. I'm following slimming world, so haven't actually cut out any food groups. I'm just eating far more healthily. I'm right in the middle of a healthy BMI too now. It's taken a long time at about 1-2 lbs a week, so nothing drastic.
Ah fair enough, I was just wondering if you'd cut anything and you were low on any vitamins. May be worth getting a check on your vitamin/iron levels in any event just in case so perhaps a gp appt might be an idea.
My PCOS means that my periods have always been unpredictable. When I was heavier that meant looooong cycles. I lost weight and got them regular, but now they're still a bit "scatty". Sometimes they last a few hours, sometimes they last four days, sometimes they're horrifically painful, sometimes they're exactly what you describe. Ironically for a PCOS person I have spent 10 years convincing myself it's a symptom that I'm actually pregnant, but so far it's just been crazy hormones. Still worth a check, my GP has always been reassuring and is currently referring me for tests after the pain factor has got more common and too much to handle.
@stumblymonkey - if you're worried ask your doc to check your hormone levels. A check of your oestradiol levels should tell you about whether early menopause is likely. I'm 35 and my periods were erratic and super light (brown spotting with only 1-2 days of super light red flow). I was concerned till my doc told me that my oestrogen was sky high. Some people just have light periods but it's worth checking it out. I'm pregnant now with no intervention so scanty periods don't mean the worst.