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Old 01-21-2005, 07:19 AM   #1
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Two periods a month

Hi all - I am new to this forum. I have a question. Can having two periods a month be a sign of perimenopause? I am nearly 44 years old, and have noticed my periods getting more erratic and closer together over the last couple of years, ranging from 23 to 27 days. This month, however, I was really thrown for a loop when I started another period just 16 days after my last one. I have the horrible feeling I'm going to end up with yet another one in another two weeks, as I felt what was very much like an ovulation cramp last night (which is the time I should have had one anyhow, if my cycle was normal). I know at least three women who started having periods every two weeks while going through menopause...I really don't want to join them! Once a month is enough!!!

And/or...could stress be the culprit? This last couple of months has been really been full of highs and lows, including a family illness, a new love interest, a heavy workload, SAD, Christmas, computer problems, car problems, etc.....

I don't want to go to the doctor, because 1) he's a man, and 2) I haven't liked his attitude the last couple of times I went. Does anyone have any thoughts? Thank you!

 
Old 01-21-2005, 12:24 PM   #2
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Re: Two periods a month

I am experiencing the same thing you are! I had two periods this month and I am 41 (42 in June).
I would get another Dr. I go to a women who understands all the hormonal changes women go through, men may know the "facts" but not what it feels like.
I for one am going to walgreens tomorrow to get one of those menopause test before I go to the Dr. I have a few other symptoms as well for p.m.

 
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Old 01-21-2005, 04:46 PM   #3
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Re: Two periods a month

Hi Amberlight,
You having 2 periods in a month could have been just a one-time thing but then again you may get it the same way again. The whole peri-meno thing causes you to have your periods irregularly and that means unpredictable periods. I have had a period for 1 day once, had it 2x a month, didn't have it for a 2 mos. or 4 mos., then it came back and I had it regularly for 6 mos, and so forth. Stress can easily throw your cycle off too and it sure sounds like you had a lot going on there. Try not to worry about it - don't think you need to see a dr. for this, try and take it in stride and let nature take its course b/c in reality, there's really nothing you can do about it unless you go on BP pills to regulate it.

molly

 
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