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Old 08-25-2012, 05:29 PM   #1
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28 day long period - Peri-menopause?

Hi guys!

I'm new to the board and a little bewildered by the size of it all... searches turned up nothing quickly that matched my query. So, here it goes. I am 43 DH and I have been trying to conceive for the past year (our first and likely only unless we are blessed with a two-fer ). In any event, I had pretty normal periods in the past (27-32 days) until April of this year, when I had a 50 day long cycle, followed by a long, heavy period (7 days long instead of my usual 5). Then onto the next cycle, was about 48 days long (though hard to judge for sure as I spotted a lot towards the end of that cycle). Now I have been bleeding every day for 28 days. It has mostly been spot to medium, though I had a heavy day in there. So my question is whether anyone else has experienced this? We lost our insurance recently due to a job change and it will take a while before we have coverage again. Everything I have been reading points towards this being a symptom of peri-menopause. I'd really love to read others who have experienced this and KNOW they are in peri-meno or have gone through peri/meno and experienced this also. I guess I've had some "hot flashes" though I expected they would be much worse than what I've experienced, have had some weird heart flutterings, though I am very healthy, my diet excellent and exercise 5-6 hours per week (as I have done off and on for years). Any answers are greatly appreciated.

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Old 08-29-2012, 07:34 PM   #2
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Re: 28 day long period - Peri-menopause?

First, I wanted to let you know that I am 33 years old. I have been experiencing extremely long periods off and on for the past year or so, but I began to seek treatment because the duration has gotten longer and longer. I began this last period on June 7th of this year and I am still bleeding. I also should mention that I am on the Depo Provera shot, so if anything, I shouldn't be bleeding much at all. I began Depo because of the irregular periods and after the first shot, everything seemed to be under control until my period came a month later and returned to the extremely long durations. Before this one, I had a period for a month straight and then was off for about a week or two and then started again. The bleeding ranges from somewhat heavy to spotting, but is usually somewhere in between. My doctor ordered a pelvic ultrasound (external and internal) and everything came back looking "normal" (I have a simple cyst on my right ovary, but according to my doctor, that is not contributing to this issue and is not something to be worried about). I took a bunch of blood tests last week and met with a specialist today who stated that everything was normal. She performed an endometrial biopsy on me today. I should have the results in 7-10 days. I have to say: I have read a few forums since I had the procedure. I thought I was crazy because she told me that I would feel a heavy "cramping" sensation (like menstrual cramps) during the procedure and that I would be sore after. Honestly, the thought of someone taking tissue from my uterus scared me, but I proceeded anyway (because I NEED to know what the heck is going on with me). It hurt REALLY REALLY bad. It was NOT like a bad menstrual cramp (that was how it felt for about 2 hours AFTER the procedure). It felt like exactly what was happening. I actually screamed AND cried when it was being done. She seemed to think that I was over-reacting. So, I read what was written on some boards and apparently, it's not so bad for some, but most people seemed to say that it hurt a lot. I have a couple of girlfriends that I also talked to who said they had it done and that it hurt quite a bit. At any rate, I guess I have to wait and see. I have been really worried about early peri-menopause (as well as other things) because I don't have kids yet and I really would like to, but I was hoping to wait a couple more years. I really appreciate your post and it was nice to get some of this out because I am really TIRED of bleeding all the time. I am also physically feeling not as good (tired) and my morale is Wayyyyy down. I keep trying to keep strong, though.

 
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