I will be 54 years old this July. My periods have been fairly regular. About six months ago I missed one. Now in about the last two months I have had more days bleeding than not bleeding. I have been tracking them with P for full flow and S for spotting. I have had 28 days with S, 15 days with P and 10 days without bleeding. Many of those full days I have had to change nearly every hour or two. That is with using tampons and pads.
I have asked a few women about my age if they experienced this. None of them have but they say they have heard that it is not that unusual. I am now asking if any of you have experienced this? How long did this happen before you stopped altogether? What did your docs say? Do you know of anyone this has happened to?
I have not had any other major symptoms.....yet...
Thanks for your response! It has tapered off to alternating between lighter spotting and nothing in the last week.
What sort of changes did you make in your diet? I get warmer at night but no sweats. I had friends having to change sheets or switch beds in the middle of the night from sweating so much!
Not having insurance at this time, I don't want to see a doctor unless I really have to. I am relieved that it has slowed down. I really want my body to do its own thing. Until then I will try herbal and such remedies if symptoms get more intense.
My daughter is now eight turning nine in May. Aren't three year olds a treat!!!
Hi. I'm 45 years old but, on the other side already. It's been 2 years since I've had a period and I'm rejoicing. Yes, I had heavy flows a few times, and spotting, and times with no periods. Before I got pregnant with my children (now 6 & 3 1/2), my periods became irregular and irrational. Life without a period is worth it. I suggest keeping an eye on your iron right now, though.
Ella-6 - I haven't really noticed any foods making me feel worse, but I will keep a closer eye on that.
The Spiral Mom - Thanks for the iron tip. I did have my iron checked a few years ago. When I sat for some length of time and stood up on my heavier flow days, I would gush through pads and clothes. They checked my iron and it was fine. So I am hoping it still is!
My sister and Mom had very heavy periods throughout their lives. I did not and mine were shorter.
I am finding out that you can basically expect the unexpected with menopause. When do you know when "normal" is not normal for you? When do you see a doctor about it?
I will wait and see what happens next.