Age Ranges??

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Hi I would be really interested to find out what the age ranges are on here for you with peri/menopausal symptoms? I am just turned 40years old and would like to see if there are women my age? Thanks

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    You are at the right age to start Peri menopause I am 46 and in post menopausal so I am 6 years older than you but 40 is about right and after 40 too. 
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    Not sure exactly when it started for me-probably mid-40's but my first real sign was night sweats and they started at 47. I am still going through Peri and I'm 56. I would have to say this past year has been the worst as far as symptoms go.

    Good luck! This is a great site for info and the ladies are lovely!

    Annie xx

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    Looking back now I think things started gradually in my early 40s. I'm 50 now and hoping almost in full menopause. Xx
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    Hi Becky, I started peri@ 54. I literally had zero symptoms. I had thought I was going to be a lucky person that experienced no menopause. But when it started it was and is rough. Hopefully it won't last long for us.
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      Hi Lenie!

      Funny you mentioned that you thought you were lucky. I did too, until last year. As I mentioned above, back when I was 47, I had a few night sweats, even managed to learn how to sleep right through them and some PMS. No biggie, I thought about this Peri business. 

      Until eight years later (year ago January). Holy smokes-it's like someone flipped a switch here. Yowza! I still can't believe it and really feel for anyone else that is unfortunate to have a bumpy ride through this. I can only hope that this now rough time is signaling the END, soon. biggrin

       

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      I like the analogy of flipping the switch. That is a perfect description. I experience at least 30 symptoms weekly. I am also worried about a report I read saying menopause symptoms can last 14 years. Yikes.....
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      I know-saw the same report. Also I am still having cycles occasionally-so I'm considered Peri at 56. As I sat weeping at the last GYN visit, I asked him when will this end-hahhaha! He said he has patients that continue into their early sixties and that 10 year idea is an estimate. Can go shorter or even longer. WOW! sad

      Lenie-hopefully we are nearing the end of this. I keep telling myself since things really went wild that surely it must mean the END is near for this nutness. I want myself back......and I am certain so does my family-soon! 

      Sending you big hugs and hoping that things ease up for you quickly.

      Annie xxxx

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      Lenie,

      What is the menopausal complex that you are on? I take various supplements and have enlisted the help of a Naturopath most recently, but I am open to any suggestions that may work.  Right now, for whatever reason, (perhaps wonky hormonal swing) I'm all over the map emotionally. Used to get this way for a day or two prior to cycle, now it's a blip that hits whenever! haaha! (I laugh and cry at same time!) So unpredictable. 

      Please let me know what you are using. It may be something I haven't tried that may help.wink

      Annie xx

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    Hi Becky,

    I feel really stupid to say that I haven't got a clue what the different stages are called! I've just joined these discussions this week as I've been told that when my hormone levels were checked 2 years ago ( 47) already showed I was in menopause. I can't really remember symptoms much before then but I started getting bimonthly periods and then six month and then they stopped. I was given antidepressants as I thought I was, due to family problems and I've now found out that this is an alternative prescription for peri menopause!

    I went back this week and saw another GP as my hot flushes have increased, just to check at what stage I was at and he very matter of factly announced that I had been two years ago!

    I've done a lot of reading and will take myself back to discuss medication! Xx

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      Glad you're nearly reaching the 'other' side kid:-) .

      You're testimony that ADs in Peri: they're just not for me.

      Don't you find it amazing how dismissive GPs are about sharing really important Peri-Postmenopausal info with us?! You're not the first I've read on here. Bet it was a male GP: Tossers!

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    I have a family history of early menopause & thought I was loosing my mind. I'm 33 sad
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      I'm taking vit b & that's it I had no idea what was happening DRs still ignoring me & I have every symptom going varying in severity over last 6 months just seemed to start one day out of the blue .. I've not had kids sad so no coil etc for me
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