For those of you out there that are going/gone through menopause at an early age, Yes it happens. It's unusual but it happened to me. I turned 40 yrs old Dec 2009 & yes I'm done. Apparently I was going through it my mid to late 30's. Never really thought of it at the time but I started to ass things up in my mind. I thought it was a lot of stress that were making my periods very irregular & weird. Then the hot flashes started along with all the other symptoms that I couldn't ignor anymore like the headaches/migraines etc... So I finally got to the point where it just dawned on me one day & thought wow could this be menopause? All of the symptons became overwhelming to I started reading up. Then I called my primary & demanded a blood test be done. Well she laughed at me saying I was too young. So when the results came back a week later she was the one laughing telling me I was right & that I had diaginosed myself. I'm 40 & haven't had a period for over a year. My mother was also younger when she went through it. She was 44 so I'm actually younger than her. I personally think all the stress I had to face for so long with so many different things took a toll on my body & it forced my body into menopause. That's just what I think but i was told by my Dr that very well could be. Stress takes a huge toll on the body in many ways. So just an FYI for all you younger woman that may be questioning what's going on possibly. Have a blood test done & get your hormone levels checked.View Thread
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