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Re: When did you hit menopause?


@ninjawife wrote:

I am 53 and I feel like I have been in peri-menopause forever.   When I first went into peri-menopause I had hot flashes and night sweats but that stopped over time.  I thought I was done as I did not get a period from November 2019 to July 2020 but lo and behold Aunt Flo has returned with vengance since then.


Oh no! I feel like I have been having symptoms forever myself. I'm sorry your Aunt came back. 

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Re: When did you hit menopause?

Not really sure. I'd been on BCPs for so many years, it masked any symptoms. I'd guess around 51. That was when my mother did.

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Re: When did you hit menopause?


@sgraham30 wrote:

@prettychis, I was 52. I didn't have any hot flashes or the other symptoms you hear mentioned. My period kept getting lighter over a period of months, then just completely stopped one day, never to return. I'm currently 62, I'll be 63 in July.


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My experience was quite the opposite.  I had been having heavier and heavier periods and at age 52, I had one that went into my 53d birthday.  I was seeing the OB/GYN daily for blood checks or ultrasounds.  I had something like polycythemia so the blood loss only generated more blood for me but at some point that was bound to turn itself around and become blood-loss anemia. 

 

So, after having 13 weeks straight weeks of bleeding and seeing a doctor, I opted to have a hysterectomy (we kept thinking the bleeding would stop and never return).  The bleeding only continued so at 53, I was castrated.  I had been having night sweats for years but that was mostly due to the polycythemia, not menopause.

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Re: When did you hit menopause?


@prettychis wrote:

@ninjawife wrote:

I am 53 and I feel like I have been in peri-menopause forever.   When I first went into peri-menopause I had hot flashes and night sweats but that stopped over time.  I thought I was done as I did not get a period from November 2019 to July 2020 but lo and behold Aunt Flo has returned with vengance since then.


Oh no! I feel like I have been having symptoms forever myself. I'm sorry your Aunt came back. 


@ninjawife 

 

I hope you have seen a doctor about the return of your periods.

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Re: When did you hit menopause?


@NameAlreadyTaken wrote:

@prettychis wrote:

@ninjawife wrote:

I am 53 and I feel like I have been in peri-menopause forever.   When I first went into peri-menopause I had hot flashes and night sweats but that stopped over time.  I thought I was done as I did not get a period from November 2019 to July 2020 but lo and behold Aunt Flo has returned with vengance since then.


Oh no! I feel like I have been having symptoms forever myself. I'm sorry your Aunt came back. 


@ninjawife 

 

I hope you have seen a doctor about the return of your periods.


@NameAlreadyTaken Yes, my doctor knows.  There is nothing abmormal happening, I am just not in menopause yet.  

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Re: When did you hit menopause?

34. Periods became light and irregular, has my hormones checked, and low and behold, I was in peri-menopause. I had a few hot flashes, and then that was it.

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Re: When did you hit menopause?

Consider yourself lucky @prettychis   that you're 'still waiting'.

 

For me, I was 40 when I the signs started. I'm now 68 and I still have hot flashes on & off. It isn't fun, quite annoying in fact. Once they start they never stop. True statement!!!

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Re: When did you hit menopause?

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A week after my 50th birthday was my last cycle.  It's been 14 glorious years I'll tell ya!

 

A bit of hot flashes in my late 40's, and more moody than anything but it was pretty smooth sailing for me.

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Re: When did you hit menopause?

56 years old...no hot flashes at all.

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Late 40's for me is when I started, no more periods, and now at 62 I get the occasional Hot Flash....I remember the irritability the most, as well as the hot flashes, but luckily I didn't suffer from night sweats!