Re: Shorter Cycles
The amount of time varies from individual to individual. Mine lasted well over a period of nine years but not bad at first. Mainly, my periods became irregular and heavy. Sometimes, I skipped 4 months and then they started again. I got used to that. Then, in the last two years all havic set in and I believe that I have had every symptom imaginable. IBS, irritable bladder, itchy crawling skin, dizziness - you name it. I am now 57 and have only a few hot flashes and indigestion and a few others, mainly anxiety from going through the whole thing. This is not to say that you will go through this. Some women have just a short transition and others go through hell. Get the book "The Pause." It explains it all very well.