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2/7/10 at 2:37am
Major question for those of us getting older:
If you have gone through, or are going through, menopause or perimenopause, what were your first symptoms?
I only know what my mom told me...
she was super regular all her life too. In her late 30s/early 40s she missed a period here and there. At 41 got pg and didnt realize it for 2 m (thought the morning sickness was the flu just hanging on...) After baby a couple of years w/ no AF, then a super heavy one, then nothing for a few months, then super heavy, etc for a couple of years. By 46 I think (maybe 47) she had 12m with no bleeds which is the definition of menopause. She said she didn't have the other symptoms you hear about...maybe she had hot flashes a bit but she's always been about 15 degrees warmer than the rest of the population
Anyway, to me it sounds like perimenopause is very likely what's going on for you. If you've taken a pg test and it's negative, then perimenopause seems the only logical answer. Maybe if you're feeling unsure take another test...but from what I understand a lot of the early preg symptoms are similar to menopause (or PMS) symptoms--after all, they are all caused by high levels of hormones...
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