Originally Posted by jacqbu
How many of you have actually been tested for your hormones by a doctor and been told yes it is peri/menopause? Also at what age did you start?
There is no test for perimenopause. They go by your symptoms. My gyne did run hormone tests for me, which will show an inbalance if there is any, and that will be enough to go on. But my estrogen was normal, didn't test my progesterone cause I was taking progesterone at the time. All my hormones were normal, my FSH was rising, that was good enough for her. But she also tested me by a biopsy of the uterine lining for cancer and it came back that my ovaries were not ovulating, so ovulatary shutdown, so therefore at my age 45? Perimenopause. And that's what she told me. Also my endocrinologist for the thyroid told me I was perimenopause with anxiety.