Re: Does it get better or worse?
I would like to know the same thing!! it would be nice to know there is some light at the end of the tunnel so to speak.
I have posted before so I won't go into great great detail but i am 50, and am hoping that this peri stuff will be waning. I have had symptoms since probably mid to later 40s and the first thing I experienced was irregular periods...coming earlier than usual, some brown spotting, that type of thing. But for the most part it was really early last year that I had more of a problem with peri. in the way of worse PMS, intestinal problems that came around midcylce or around my period (like an IBS type thing) and a LOT of anxiety. I started taking Vitamin B and Estroven , an herbal/vitamin supplement and increased my exercise and that seemed to help...at least it was an easier time of it after the first part of last year. Still had bouts of anxiety now and then but seemed to be able to keep it in check more.
Anyway, this year , more specifically this last month and into this month now it has seemed worse again as far as the PMS. My periods for the past 3 times have come on day 32 and it is now day 36...which I KNOW sounds like No big deal as there are times when my period has come on day 40 or day 50, the year before last. But this past year they started coming every 24 days as they have been the past couple years. Honestly I'd rather have that. These longe cycles seem to take more out of me and I seem to have LOONNNGER pms problems all leading up to whenever it comes. Like I said it is day 36 and it is not here but I have been feeling it is coming since day 24!! Enough is enough...I am ready for it to come!! Like I said I know that there are women on this board that have been without periods for months on end and I have not reached that point. If I didn't have any symptoms during these longer type cycles I would not complain...but to feel PMS symptoms for so long is just wearing on me.
Thanks for listening and i guess I would like to hear too from people who are beyond this and also those like me who sometimes have had it seem like it was getting easier...then BOOM..it gets kind of yucky again!!