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    Old 10-23-2009, 04:08 PM   #1
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    What are the symptoms of perimenopause?

    So, for the last year my periods have dwindled down to 2 to 4 days and 2 to 3of those days are light, whereas a pad last all day. For the past few months I've been having brown spotting between my periods and there has been a change in my bowel habits as in they have become way loose and urgent. I also have urinary urgency. I might want to mention that I have MS and when I do urinate I have trouble emptying so I have to do a back and forth rocking thing to make sure I empty as to not get a UTI. Sorry if I'm giving TMI here.
    Does this sound like the start of menopause? Oh yeah, I am 42 so my age is just right for the menopause fairy pickin'.

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    Old 10-29-2009, 11:20 AM   #2
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    Re: What are the sx of perimenopause?

    Helloooo.....84 people have viewed and no one has any answers out there?

    Old 10-30-2009, 07:06 AM   #3
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    Re: What are the sx of perimenopause?

    Originally Posted by bluidmom View Post
    Helloooo.....84 people have viewed and no one has any answers out there?
    This is what I found on internet-I am 42 and just told I am perimenopausal-uggghh-especially because I have no kids and want at least 1 - so I have to get to it asap.

    Perimenopause is the 10- to 15-year period before menopause, usually defined by a lack of periods for 12 months. Understanding perimenopause symptoms or searching for a list of symptoms of perimenopause can help you determine whether or not you might be experiencing perimenopause.
    The root cause of perimenopause is hormonal imbalances. These imbalances can start when you are in your mid- to late-30s, but most women do not experience severe enough hormonal fluctuations until their forties to produce symptoms, which are often reported as:

    Hot flashes/night sweats
    Loss of sexual desire
    Vaginal dryness/itching
    Sleep disturbances
    Eating and weight issues
    Mood swings/anxiety
    Skin changes

    Old 07-13-2010, 08:28 AM   #4
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    Re: What are the sx of perimenopause?

    I just turned 40 in June but 6 months before this I started noticing that I would have my usual menstrual cycle and would stop completely...then a day or so later I would start again but it would only last a few hours or so ,then stop and the next day I would do it again THEN i would completely stop until next month. I used to start every month on the 20 now I start earlier in the month like on the 9th or 10th! Are these signs of pre-menapause?

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