how long do shorter cycles usually last?
I am 45 years old and I have noticed that my cycles have been gradually getting shorter. Up until about 40 my period was always about 31-33 days apart. The last few years it has been closer to 28 days but the last few months more like 22-24 days. I am just wondering how long these shorter cycles are likely to last before I start skipping periods? It is rather annoying as my period usually lasts a week and are quite painful for the first day or two. I have used an ovulation test kit and it seems I am ovulating on about day 8 at the moment. I really want to do this naturally if possible. Has anyone found natural progesterone cream helped with regulating cylces again. I am also finding I am not sleeping as well as I use to, finding it difficult to go to sleep sometimes and others wake up about 4.30am and can't get back to sleep. No sweats or flushes as yet though. Oh the joys of peri-menopause.