Dear Juju50, Just to let you know; you aren't the only one. I have been in what seems like FOREVER perimenopause. I thought for sure I was completely done in 2008. I went through the aweful night sweats and gushing blood of heavy ending periods! Then, suddenly I stopped in at the end of May of 2008. Unfortunately, it was discovered that I had severe thyroid problems at the same time. Well, no period for two years and WHAM, in the summer of 2010 I had one. I went to a specialist, who did an internal biopsy for what my thyroid specialist thought may be endometrial cancer. Anyway, the tests came back that I was still "shooting out eggs" and wasn't even near menopause. I need to add that at this point I was pushing 57 years old. Then I went another 2 years and low and behold last summer I starting my period, again! I went back to the specialist and this time I had to have two internal ultrasounds. They couldn't find my left ovary ( this happens), but my right ovary looked completely normal, no signs of the wall in my uterus thickening either, and good/bad news was I was no where near menopause yet. She even told me I could have another baby! I laughed so hard! Being almost 59 at the time I wondered when this would all end. Well, she thought maybe by the time I was 65 I would be completely done. Long story short...I have had the sharp pain and cramping such as I am going to start my period the last couple of months and I don't. So I guess we are all in the same boat!View Thread
The opinions expressed in WebMD User-generated content areas like communities, reviews, ratings, or blogs are solely those of the User, who may or may not have medical or scientific training. These opinions do not represent the opinions of WebMD. User-generated content areas are not reviewed by a WebMD physician or any member of the WebMD editorial staff for accuracy, balance, objectivity, or any other reason except for compliance with our Terms and Conditions. Some of these opinions may contain information about treatments or uses of drug products that have not been approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. WebMD does not endorse any specific product, service, or treatment.
Do not consider WebMD User-generated content as medical advice. Never delay or disregard seeking professional medical advice from your doctor or other qualified healthcare provider because of something you have read on WebMD. You should always speak with your doctor before you start, stop, or change any prescribed part of your care plan or treatment. WebMD understands that reading individual, real-life experiences can be a helpful resource, but it is never a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from a qualified health care provider. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or dial 911 immediately.