Eratic Periods!

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Well following some blood tests my Doctor has confirmed I'm going through the menopause, I've just turned 45 years old and am struggling a bit with the news! My problem is that my periods should be slowing down, but instead are now more frequent, a lot heavier and very painful. My Doctor wants to send me for tests as they don't think this is normal, but I have heard from other sources that this is very normal. Does anyone else experience this please? Feel like I'm going slightly mad!

Thanks in advance.

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    Hi this is very normal when I turn 47 years old mine got heavy till I start clotting big then by the time I reach 53 they became inrregular space out in months less blood until they stop for 6 months came back I'm now 55 and they are coming to an end at last so don't worry you be ok.

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      Thank you Maria, I appreciate your reply. My Doctor seems to think it is abnormal but so many people have told me it is normal! Maybe is should give it a while and see what happens.

      Thank you.

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    I am in peri also.  A couple of times o have had short cycles.  Occasionally I will have a heavy one and they usually always have some clots now.  I have had a few that were extremely painful.  I just never know what I am going to get.
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    HELLO SAMANTHA, FIRST OF ALL I STARTED WITH THE PERIMENOPAUSE MADNESS AS SOON AD I TURNED 45.    I WILL BE 47 IN FEB. I JUST WANT TO SAY, WHEN IN THE HELL IS ALL THIS GOING TO END?!   AND YES MY PERIODS ARE AWFUL!  NOTVEVEN WHEN I WAS A TEEN OR YOUNGER DID I EXPERIENCE THE AWFUL PAIN PERIODS I HAVE NOW.  ALL TEST LABS NORMAL.  YES, BELIEVE ALL THIS IS PART OF THE INFAMOUS TALKED ABOUT CHANGE OF LIFE.    WE WILL GET THROUGH THIS AND YOU KNOW SOMETHING DR.”s DONT KNOW SQUAT ABOUT THE WOMAN DURING THIS PHASE OF LIFE!  THEY CALL US CRAZY AND THROW AD”s AT US!  HOW SAD IS THAT?!  BUT WE ARE ALL HERE ON THIS FORUM FOR HELP LOVE AND SUPPORT AS WE ALL GO THROUGH THIS TRANSITION.  I HEAR THERE IS A LIGHT AT THE END OF THE TUNNEL, I HAVE YET TO SEE IT BUT LATELY I THINK IM STARTING TO SEE A GLIMPSE OF IT!  XOXO
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