i don't have any family history to rely on, so much of this was a surprise to me. maternal grandmother and her sister both had full hysterectomies, before hitting menopause, mother had a uterectomy and put on HRT before hitting menopause, and (younger) sister had ovarian cancer some years ago, and full hysterectomy. i 'knew' that, as part of peri, periods would get further and further apart, and more irregular, and then stop...but had NO IDEA that first they become more frequent
i'm 49 next month...beginning about a year and a half ago, i noticed that i wasn't hitting a full 28 days between periods, but typically more like 26 days. spoke to my doc, who told me that periods usually become more frequent, before they start becoming less frequent. I'm now down to somewhere between 21 and 24 days.....really discouraged to read your posts, and see that they will become even MORE frequent!
boy, will i be glad when i'm finally on the other side.