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#1 of 4 Old 01-03-2007, 01:48 PM - Thread Starter
 
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i hope this is the right forum for this. please let me know if it isnt.

i am 42. for the last 3 months i have been getting my periods every 2 weeks and then this one after 10 days. i am not going thru any stress or anything.

any ideas?

i have a large giant fibroid on teh outside of my uterus since 2002. i usually have heavy 9 - 10 day cycles (4 heavy days) and anything from 31 to 41 days apart. never regular.

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Sounds like you may be going through peri-menopause. Last year (I just turned 41) my cycle started shortening, too. I started using some progesterone cream from the health food store, and after the first month, my cycle lengthened by a couple of days. I highly recommend the book by Dr. Lee called "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Perimenopause." Here's a link to his site: http://www.johnleemd.com/

He talks about dietary and lifestyle changes you can make to ease the symptoms of estrogen dominance, which is a major cause of symptoms like the ones you're having. (BTW, the progesterone cream also helps shrink fibroids).

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thank you so much. i was thinking peri-menopause too.

can u tell em if u still can have children with perimenopause. i am not doen yet.

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It could be that some of your cycles are anovulatory, but if you still get that cervical mucous that has the texture of egg whites, that's a sign that you've ovulated. You may want to chart your cycles and see what changes are happening to get a better idea. My guess is that you still could be fertile, but you may have to take care of yourself (diet, stress, etc.).

Check out this site:

http://www.fertilityfriend.com/

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