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Old 09-07-2001, 10:38 AM   #1
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I am 55, basically in good health, started my periods when 9years old. For the past few years my periods have been very regular, but extremely light. I had a period in March and did not have another one till July 4, which was not much, just looked more like bloody water. Then next one was recent, starting Sept 5 and was heavier. I was very disappointed as I was hoping that there would be no more periods.

Question is, Is there someone out there who has been through this? and am I getting close to the END?


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Old 09-12-2001, 12:43 PM   #2
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I had surgi-pause myself but from what I've read and heard from other women it could take a couple of years. It's all very personal. It could take a few months. Sounds like you aren't having any major problems, just surprise bleeds. One woman I talked to said she went without a period for 11 months and was about to break out the champagne and she had another one. Menopause is the reference when you haven't had a period for a year.

Old 11-06-2001, 06:17 PM   #3
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Yes, 1year is the supposed marker! Been 3 for me!
Just wanted to stress how important it is that you see your GYN regularly & get those PAPS
If your still having bleeding, light or heavy, after none for 11 mos. ? I'd get checked out. The can tell you if your still Post M.
Good Luck
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Old 11-06-2001, 10:56 PM   #4
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I'd like the answer to this one too! I'm only 52 and they just keep right on coming, skipped a month once about 2 years ago but then returned with a 3 week vengeance! Now on HRT and they come with monotonous regularity. I asked my doctor this same question yesterday - she just gave me the statistics which was absolutely no use at all!

Here's hoping that neither of us has long to wait!


Old 05-16-2006, 05:08 PM   #5
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Re: Is End of Menopause Near?

I'm 51 and have not had a period for a year and currently in the hot flash, night sweat and racing heart stage. I take vitamins and cohosh and this reduces my episodes from 4-5 a night to 1-2 a night. it does affect my job. sometimes I'm very tired and irritable from lack of sleep and do have panic attacks when too many people are in my office. I tell my co-workers its time for a bathroom break and leave. they know what I'm talking about and accept what I'm going through.

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