I will be 42 this summer. I went off the mini-pill after DS2 was born two years ago. First post-partum period was 14 months after he was born, so I've been having periods on my own for about 8 months.
Is it normal to have to change a super-plus tampon every hour or two for the first few days of the cycle? I go through that onto the pad.
It makes me feel so yucky and I also wonder if this is typical for peri-menopause.
My cycles seem really irregular, but I've been told it's not way out of the range of normal...my longest cycle was 38 days, shortest 21, and everything in between.
I am also much less patient with my children and DH (16 1/2 years old, 23 months, and DH is in his late 30s).
Please advise, mamas who have BTDT.
eta: My mom completely stopped having periods in her 40s, but that was due to the trauma of my brother dying. My understanding was that she just never got another period. I doubt that predisposes me to a naturally early complete menopause.
Edited by McGucks - 2/20/12 at 8:29am