I'm done. There is nothing left to do, nothing left to hope for. I keep bleeding and bleeding and yet "everything is fine". I bleed for 10-12 days and off for 5-6. I can bleed for two months or more. I have been told that I could take Progestin but that makes me break out in little white blisters and swell up like a puffer fish. I ended up in the hospital over this. You could have popped my legs with a needle! I've been told I could take low dose birth control pills but yet I have high blood pressure and my life is very stressful. I have a 12 year old son who has autism. He has a twin sister who is not doing well in school either. I've been told I could get a Mirena but here we go with the progestin issue again. I've been told that I could have an ablation. With the cancer history of my family, this would NOT be wise. "You're still bleeding? You should be done by now. Well, you're so close to the end at age 52 that I don't want to do a hysterectomy on you." Really? I'm "so close" even thought my FSH is still 3.8? Seriously? Even a hysterectomy doesn't hold any promise. I can't take Estroven or Estrosoy because I break out in a rash. I read and read and read the vents, questions and the horror stories here on this website and I find no hope, no relief, no answers. This is enough to make one want to end it all. I'M DONE!View Thread
I have always been one to have very harsh cycles. From age 12 on I bled like a stuck hog and had huge clots, extremely sore breasts and cramps. My cycles were also like clockwork (21-24 days)-NEVER late unless I was pregnant or had surgery.
I have just turned 52 last week and it took 5 weeks for my cycle to show up! At least I guess it's my cycle because it has gone on for at least 6 days. It is so light that I don't need a pad or liner. It sits at the vaginal opening waiting to be wiped off when I use the bathroom. Another strange side to it is that I have been cramping for at least 3 weeks before it showed up. I also had what looked like dark red "dirt" or a "grainy" apprearance in the toilet. Are these clots?
What is this? A normal cycle for someone my age in peri-menopause?
One can also get rid of caffeine and spicy foods. I cannot take black cohosh. It makes me break out into a rash all over. Since I gave up caffeine, my neck is dry when I wake up in the morning. I still sweat behind my ears though (LOL!) but it is much better and I sleep better. I am like Viickieanne and I sleep with the fan on me as well. Once the outdoor temps drop to 45F, I don't need the fan.View Thread
I usually have heavy cycles. I have had these since I started have cycles. Now that things are changing, I would like to know the difference between a light cycle and spotting. I am on a cycle now that is dark, thick and seems to just be clots. It is light enough in that I don't have to wear any feminine protection. I can go to the bathroom often enough and wipe it away. It never gets to my undergarments. What would you call this?View Thread
My mother had a hysterectomy at 47 and she never took anything. She had hot flashes as well as the other symptoms but they were never severe. She is 82 and doing well. She still has hot flashes but they seemed to diminish over the years.
I think it depends on the woman. I am going through peri menopause and I am not taking anything for it. I don't know if this is hereditary. I have low energy, night sweats, dry skin and eyes but I am doing ok. I think of the women from a long time ago. What did they do if they did anything at all?View Thread
I am in the same boat. I posted the other day if it was possible for a woman to all of a sudden just stop having periods. I also show no signs of slowing down. I have had the situation here recently of going 5 weeks in between periods but this is the slowest ever and I will be 51 shortly.
...I have read certain discussions here about not having a period but yet having all the symptoms: cramps, bloating and breast pain... I am almost 51 years old and I am five weeks without having had a period which is VERY odd for me! No, I am NOT pregnant. The only times I have missed is when I was pregnant. I am also every 21-24 days. I am under the impression that in peri-menopause, periods "slow down" meaning that they don't come as often until they don't come at all. Is there a situation in peri-menopause where they just all of a sudden stop, never to return? Or, am I wishing too hard for this to happen? LOL! I only have one ovary left. The other one dissolved all by itself. I am not taking any hormone treatments or peri-menopause supplements, extra soy, etc. I am going through this without taking anything. I do have hot flashes and night sweats and I have been able to handle them okay. What could be happening? Thanks!View Thread
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