Ever Changing Periods...

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Hi lovely ladies! I am wondering what your periods are like at this stage (perimenopause). I feel like mine are getting to be all over the place. Mine can come anywhere between 19 and 31 days. They are heavy and clotty (which I have always had, just seem to be worse), and last anywhere between 4 and 8 or so days. Lately they seem to last forever at the end and it's like a game of peekaboo. I wipe nothing, then later I am bleeding again. It also seems after number two it restarts it again. I feel like I am going nuts along with this and all the other awful symptoms. Just reaching out to make sure that maybe I am not going crazy and don't need to order my glittery green straight jacket...

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    Mine have been 28 days like clockwork for the first time in my life. Through my 20's, and 30s they were all over the place, then halfway through my 40s I became regular but with a lot of flooding. some shorter, some longer, some lighter some heavier these days at 50.

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      Thank you for your reply! It's amazing what our bodies go through during this stage. I think for me it's the unpredictability of it all. Every day, let alone every month is different. I am so thankful for people like you who take the time to respond and for this forum. It makes me feel less alone!

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    Hello Laurie,

    Well mine at this point in peri is definitely ALL over the place! This year my cycles were like this: 95, 19, 57, 22, 38, 35 and 105 days 😦 Never know what's going on! I for sure thought I was done this last break but then at 105 days, I started to bleed..that was 9 days ago. I have been bleeding for 9 days with yesterday being the worst (clots, etc) Ick! I'll be 53 in a few weeks and for sure hope this is the last period!

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      That has to be frustrating! I haven't come even remotely close to that length and I am frustrated, lol! I will pray that this is your last period!! Thank you for replying. It helps me know I am not alone!

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    this is exactly what i am experiencing. this period has lasted two weeks. just when i think i am done it starts again. my uterus feels huge. i have had 2 utlrasounds in the last five years and it shows nothing. i am sure i ovulated yesterday. i am so depressed. my perods have interrupted every fun and important celebration, vacations, anniversary, birthdays, thanksgiving, and i am sure i will suffer through christmas with a brave face. i dont want a hysterectomy but i am thinking that is going to be my only solution to a normal life. did any one keep their uterus and get through menopause without depressed , crazy and/or fat?

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      I usually go right from my period to ovulation, so I never know what is what anymore! Two weeks? That has to be absolutely frustrating, but I have also read that can be normal at this stage. Tell me how that is normal, lol! Like you the frustrating part is the stopping then starting. I also get really bad pelvic pain at the end and that doesn't help either. It's sad our lives have to revolve around how we are feeling. I am just thankful that I have such a supportive family. I will be praying for you!

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    I get my period every 21 days. It is heavy with small, medium, and large clots. It typically lasts 3 days with spotting before and after. I also get a wicked menstrual migraine. This has been going on for well over two years (migraines for 7/8 years). Super fun...NOT!

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    Hi Laurie,

    I'm 49, started peri 6 or so years ago. This last year, my cycles have been all over the place, length wise... 56 days, 35 days, 20 days, 24 days... there's no predicting it now.

    I will say, flow has varied between spotting and light each month for the past year, which is a nice change.

    I hope that means I'm close to the end... hope the same for you!!

    Although a glittery green straight jacket sounds nice on occasion!! 😉

    Hugs,

    Sara

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      Hi! I only had one light flow and that was a few months ago. Now it's back to the heavy and clotty. I am hoping the irregular cycles will be leading to something. I just feel like I am either bleeding or spotting and always uncomfortable. I hope you are close to the end too!! Maybe they are having a sale on straight jackets. I will get you one 😃 Thank you for replying!

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    I started tracking my periods about a year ago, once I noticed they had gotten irregular. I seem to get two cycles now: a short one that lasts 19-22 days or a long one that lasts 50-60 days. Periods range from 3 days during a shorter cycle to 10 days during a longer one. What really sucks with the longer ones is that PMS kicks in around the same time it would have when I was on a normal cycle, so it can last for 2-3 weeks sometimes!

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