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Old 07-12-2011, 07:49 AM   #1
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Perimenopause causing 2 periods a month ...

New to this site and have seen some information on this, but is it normal to get 2 periods in one month - I will be 47 in a few months and my GYN did tell me to start anticipating some irregularities. Had my annual gyn visit in Feb 2011 and all was well, but I had a period the last week of June and now started another one yesterday! I definitely worry about everything and have a call into my gyn, but really - how normal is this?

 
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Hi and welcome,
With peri anything can be 'normal'! Get used to it! This has happened to me, too. I am 46 and have been having symptoms for several years. I didn't have a period from June last year until December. Then from Dec. 29th until mid Feb. I was getting them every 2 weeks. Talk about one extreme to another! Frankly I like the no period phase much better! Anyway, my sister has experienced the same thing as well, so I think this is not unusual with peri. But if it eases your mind to check with your gyn., by all means you should do so. Take care and good luck! Diane

 
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Thanks so much for putting my mind at ease! My doctor said to come in so we can talk about it ... he's that great! But I appreciate your feedback. Makes me feel a lot better.

 
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Re: Perimenopause causing 2 periods a month ...

Hi..It can sure make you worry, can't it??
I have gone through the same thing. From January to April I had a period every 2 weeks, then it went back to once a month but instead of every 28 days I am now having a period every 35 days...Talk about getting confused. My doctor said that during this phase anything is possible, he said that our ovaries are in control and if they can't ovulate when they want to they will just keep trying which causes many irregularities.
I can't make heads or tails of the whole thing...
I am going to a new doc in Aug, so maybe I will have some new insight to share.
I hope you feel better!
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Re: Perimenopause causing 2 periods a month ...

CrazyLife414 - thanks so much. I've had a couple great (reassuring) responses and after talking to my sister who is 3 years older than me (but not yet having wacky periods) - she did tell me that her friends are all over the map with periods and this great phase of life called peri-menopause! But since I am a worrier by nature, my doctor is having me come in next week to talk about it ... and my husband agrees that seeing my doctor will at least give me peace of mind (in addition to the help I am getting here)!!

 
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Re: Perimenopause causing 2 periods a month ...

Did see my gyn re: period irregularities and he assured me that it is perfectly normal at this stage to start experiencing changes in my menstrual cycle due to the fluctuating hormones. He said we can monitor and do nothing (his first choice since things are not unbearable) or he can recommend progesterone for 10 days a month. If things get too crazy - ie, super heavy bleeding - he will do an ultrasound to determine my lining. etc. But he gave reassurance to what all you wonderful ladies had already mentioned - that this craziness is totally normal during peri-menopause. So glad I found this board though - will help in the months/years to come with calming my anxieties!

 
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Talk about going on birth control or changing the one you already have. Doing that changed everything for me. All symptoms went away.

 
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