49 with Spotting ... is this the start??

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Hi all,

I'm 49 years of age and have hadbang on regular periods all of my life... however two weeks after my last period I noticed some spotting, lasting 4 days..to start with I just thought it was cyst or something g but now I'm thinking, is this the start?..

I've also had 'episodes ' of feeling very detached over the last few months , verging on dizzy, that with my inability to have a decent sleep is driving me slowly but surely crazy...

I'd appreciate your experiences to see if they are similar.

Many thanks

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    Yep.....you are entering the wonderful world of Peripause. Welcome aboard to the crazy symptom train with us.
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    Good morning,  it definitely sounds like it to me.   I started at 50.   About a year and half ago.  Started feeling detached.   I was like, why do I feel that way. Then skipped periods for nearly 4 months.    Came back and spotted off and on  over the past year. Now more periods closer together.   Hoping I a. Reaching the end.  Sleep has been a challenge off and on.    Depending on my hormones I suppose.   I do take an HRT pre pro, the lowest do sage, and 5 mg of lexapro, and antidepressant.  But not sure that does anything, the HRT does help a little.   I'm don't like taking anything, but it's scary going through this, but I do find chatting here in the boards works well.  Just know your not alone.     Sorry your entering this phase, I hope it goes quick for you and me ! 

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    I feel detached too! I feel detached from my husband, my cat that I raised from a tiny tiny kitten, my life, my home and even me. Sometimes I look in the mirror and I feel detached from myself. I didn't know this was a symptom of menopause.

    I have had mild symptoms for a few years now but 2 and a half months ago the symptoms hit HARD!

    I try to get morning sun in my eyes and late afternoon sun as well. This helps with sleep.

    I have acupuncture twice a week for sleep, anxiety and other symptoms. I take herbal supplements.

    If I can't fall asleep I take a low dose of Hydroxyzine. It is a prescription antihistamine that helps with sleep and anxiety.

    My periods still come every 27 to 30 days. They last 3 days. The first day is light, the next day is a little more and the last day is light again. I haven't started spotting between periods or missing periods yet. But I have cramps off and on all month. Plus other crazy annoying symptoms.

    The acupuncture does help with sleep, anxiety and other symptoms.

    Hope you are doing OK.

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