My body is confused

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LouisaJF Tue 09-Oct-18 11:12:46

I'm 37 and I've been on the pill since I was 16 apart from two breaks to have my children. I have always been very lucky with my cycle. I can not only tell you what day my period will start but what hour, and I never have PMS or period pains. Until now!

Over the last year I have developed significant pains, I sometimes miss periods altogether (definitely not pregnant) and things seem to be completely haywire.

This morning I have taken a pregnancy test as yet another period has failed to show up. I've been to the doctor a couple of times but they have no idea what the cause could be as nothing has changed, and unless I miss three periods on the trot they won't investigate.

Has anyone else been through this? Is it my age, am I looking at early menopause, or am I just a bit broken?

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LouisaJF Tue 09-Oct-18 17:56:53


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Bombardier25966 Tue 09-Oct-18 18:02:53

Wouldn't be that early for perimenopause.

LouisaJF Tue 09-Oct-18 19:00:35

I realise that, but something odd is going on and wondered if anyone could shed any light or had been through something similar?

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lljkk Tue 09-Oct-18 20:34:17

No matter how regular consistent you were in past, things can change. Not for bad reasons, we just aren't meant to be the same forever.

LouisaJF Wed 10-Oct-18 13:16:33

I could it not being consistent, but the ramping up of the pain and the fact that they just disappear altogether some months seems odd.

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WhatsGoingOnEh Wed 10-Oct-18 14:16:19

What was your mum's menopause like? When did she start changing? I think your experience can be v v similar to the other women in your family.

WhatsGoingOnEh Wed 10-Oct-18 14:16:51

And - you're still on the pill now?

LouisaJF Wed 10-Oct-18 22:02:23

I'm still on the pill, the doctor wasn't sure it was the fault of the pill and was reticent to take me off it.

I don't have any contact with my mum so I can't ask her, but I don't remember anything dramatic.

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Colabottle10 Wed 10-Oct-18 22:06:39

I'm in a similar situation. 39, one baby who is two. For the last year since my periods came back I'm having one every 2 weeks. I'm back on my original pill, dr said to give it 6 months and see if they calm down. Huge shock from being on the pill since 14 and no periods!

We change, hormones change. It's shit.

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