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!