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Old 06-08-2010, 02:43 AM   #1
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Unhappy early period at 44

Hi, new to board. Im 44 and worried, fed up with my periods. I'am two weeks early. I have always had heavy, painful periods. This one started with brown yuk stuff yesterday and not painful. Please help, what's going on, im so tired of periods lolol.

 
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Re: early period at 44

lisasg: It sounds like you're getting closer to menopause. You'll see your periods change. They'll be all messed up. The brown stuff was probably just old blood from the last one that never shed and built up and then shed with the onset of this early one. One can start perimenopause as early as 30 years old. You're 44! Welcome to the club. If it gets unbearable try to get some hormone replacement. Otherwise, hang in there and use these boards for lots of support.

 
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Hi, new to board. Im 44 and worried, fed up with my periods. I'am two weeks early. I have always had heavy, painful periods. This one started with brown yuk stuff yesterday and not painful. Please help, what's going on, im so tired of periods lolol.
My started with brown, yucky stuff for years! You're at the age where things will probably start changing now. If this is all the problems that you're having, then you're lucky. Hopefully that's all you will have.

 
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Re: early period at 44

Hi Lisasg,

I agree with 92261, the brown blood was probably left over from your last period. You will probably get another full blown period in about 2 weeks. It has happened to me also. Starting peri really can throw your menses into a tail spin. I will spot one month and the next a full blown whammy!! Just be prepared for things to begin changing with your periods, you really never know what is going to happen next. Don't be alarmed by it, it's completely natural.

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Old 06-08-2010, 10:21 PM   #5
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Hi ladies, welcome to the forum lisasg!
I was exactly the same age as yourself, 44 years old, when my menopausal symptoms started. Mine started with mostly night sweats, then later hot flashes, to which went on for a couple of years. And my periods have always been heavy, painful ones like yours.

Then at around age 46 my periods changed. I missed 2 months periods altogether, spotting the next month, then back to heavy & painful for some months, and now this month I'm not on schedule once more... so far missing a period again. This has been going on for about a year now, as I just turned 47 not too long ago. So this is what's it's been like for myself, but women do differ in what they experience, & when. The lucky ones experience none of this! Lol.

I learned through online research & from posts on this forum, that the general age range for starting peri-menopause is approximately ages 35-55. There are some exceptions starting sooner or later however. So just know you're right on time! I've read on here of women in their 30's even starting peri!

Prayfully your heavy & frequent periods will ease up, because I as well as others KNOW what that feels like! Ick. Also, I learned the reason our periods are so painful, is often times likely due to fibroids. Those are nothing to worry about either. Plus it's very hard to get a gyno to remove them. I don't know why. Probably because they are harmless.

Anyway, I've rambled a lot here, lol. Hope this helps ease your mind along with others great support! Just know you're not alone!

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Old 06-11-2010, 08:00 AM   #6
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hi, thanks for the info. What we go through, amazing. I thought as much but needed it confirmed. My periods are so painful though, and it just gets me down. Nearly finnished this one, thank god. Do you know anything about hrt?? My mother used it for 10yrs and swears by it. I dont really get hot flushes, but apart from my periods i've noticed my skin changing too, dry and pimples popping up lolol and my sex life is zero!!!

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lisasg: you could have some endometriosis that's causing the pain. I'd get some progesterone cream and start using it. Read Dr. John Lee's books "What your Dr. won't tell you about menopause" and perimenopause" Loads of info. He talks about the body having estrogen dominance and women having non-ovulatory cycles and not making enough progesterone. Even after menopause your body makes these hormones but not from the ovaries, from the adrenals.

Get your hormones tested. See where you're at. Look up estrogen dominance on the computer and see if any of the symptoms match what you've got.

Because we live in such a toxic world we are being inundated by chemicals and that increases the estrogen in us. By taking the progesterone it will help calm things down. The progesterone will also help in reviving your sex life. If it doesn't work for you then you'll have to keep searching for answers.

 
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I've gone through the heavy, painful period bit, and am on the other side, and I empathize.
What really helped me was information. Once I understood what was going on, it really helped me feel more in control.
Couple of suggestions: "What your doctor may not tell you about menopause" by John R. Lee. He also has one on perimenopause which was really helpful. Any of Christiane Northrup's books.
Hope this helps.

 
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