Odd period question
Little background: I'm 41 (will be 42 in 2 months) and have been having symptoms of peri for at least 6 years. It started with sleep problems, night sweats, "mini" hot flashes, no libido whatsoever and dryness along with several others including anxiety. I think I have, or have had about 30 of the 34 symptoms. Anyway I don't have all of them all the time. They come and go over the years but there are those that are with me all the time.
I have never skipped a period but it has changed over the years. I have always been 3 or 4 days of normal flow. Over the last 6 years I've had the brown spotting for a few days before "flo" came, I've had 2-3 day periods, 5-6 day periods and just plain ole weird periods. I don't even cramp anymore...haven't for a long time. I do exercise regularly and hope that has something to do with it. However, getting to my question. Last month I started to bleed (actually spotting, just enough for a liner) and then nothing the rest of the day and the whole day after. The following day I started and it lasted for about 2 days.
I'm trying to figure out how many days in my cycle, if I'm late, early or on time. How would I figure this out? Would it be that first day of a little spotting or the two days later?