Hi there, I new to menopause as well and I"m 50! I was not put on the pill, , but a low dose estrogren patch and progesterone pills which I'm to take 12 days out of every month to bring on my period during this phase. I'm suffering hot flashes
and I do still get my period every now and then. Now I haven't had it since the beginning of June. From my understanding we need to bring on our periods so the lining of our uterus doesn't get too thick-which can lead to uterine cancer. The pill decreases the chance of uterine cancer. I would think that you should have a period during that week but maybe not...I would definitely call your doctor with all of these questions or go to a specialist in the field like I had to do because all I every got from my doctor was "yes you are in perimenopause and it's all normal UGH" very frustrating...