I'm 56, and thought I was well over Menopause since I haven't had a period in over 5 years, and haven't had any night sweats or other symptoms in a longer time... I never took hormones during "the change", except for "all natural" OTC drugs, since I had a pretty easy time of it, and so never NEEDED artificial hormones... In the last 9 months, however, I'm suddenly REGULARLY experiencing MONTHLY cramps and vaginal bleeding (though very light, I'm also passing small clots)! What is going on? (remember I'm 56!!!) The only thing that is different in my life is that I've been taking "natural" sleep aids for the last year that contain the same herbs and plant extracts that I took during Menopause. Is there a correlation here?View Thread
Thank you so much, doctor! That was EXACTLY what the problem was... I stopped using the herbal sleep aids and the cramping/bleeding stopped, too!
Sorry it took me so long to reply to your answer: I'd totally forgotten that I'd asked about this! (I had "put it together" on my own when I checked the ingredients against the menopause aids I'd used years before)View Thread
Dear, you can't just say "I've entered menopause this month", because it simply doesn't work that way... Menopause is a very slow, gradual shutting down of a woman's reproductive organs, and it takes several YEARS. It doesn't just start all of a sudden unless you've had a hysterectomy or even just your ovaries removed. If you're SURE you aren't pregnant, and don't want to GET pregnant, you should definitely keep using birth control for at LEAST the next five years, or until your doctor/gynecologist says you don't need to any more.View Thread
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