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Old 10-04-2012, 08:16 AM   #1
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the start of menopause??

Hi everyone I am 46 years old and I have had and still have my period, it has been 13 days straight now, heavy at times. Is this the start of menopause? I will be seeing my doctor on the 22nd but I'm a little worried. My whole life my periods were regular, 28 day cycle, only lasting 5 to 7 days.
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:07 PM   #2
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Re: the start of menopause??

I went through the same thing last year. My period became so heavy that I was afraid to leave the house on certain days. Then earlier this year I had one that lasted 30 very long days. It ended on Easter weekend and I haven't had one since. I have all of the other classic "34 Symptoms of Menopause". I am very thankful for this website. I really thought I was losing my mind until I read the posts of other women. Actually, the first night I read on here I cried and cried. I kept thinking, "I'm not crazy! This is actually happening to other women." While I hate it that others feel as lousy as I do, it makes it easier to know that it just happens. I read once that an OB/GYN said some of her patients go through menopause just like a walk through the park, while others suffer with everything possible. Unfortunately, I fall into the latter category. Hang in there and know you're not alone! That is the most comforting thing to me. I'd be glad to chit-chat about any of this if you'd like.

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Old 10-07-2012, 02:41 PM   #3
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Re: the start of menopause??

thank you SO much for your help. I can wait to see the doctor and and see what all this is about. were you really anxious too?? My heart seems to be beating out of my chest lately. thank you again!!

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