Extra long period. Is this normal. Please help!

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Hi, I am new to this forum and the more I read the more i think i am in perimenopause. I am

hoping you can put my mind at rest. I am abroad on holiday so no chance of seeing GP. I began my period 12 days ago, i am really heavy so delighted it would be over before my holiday. Usual pattern, very heavy for 3 or so days and slowing down by last weekend. The thing is it has never stopped. It is now very light. Not really showing up on a pad but there when I wipe. This has never happened to me before and the worry of it is ruining mu holiday. I am on day 12 since my period began. Is this normal? I have also had dizzy spells just before this period that I see are another symptom. Please reply!

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    Yes, this is normal for perimenopause. Several months ago, I had a period that lasted 12 days: it alternated between heavy, stopping, spotting, and then heavy. Eight days later, I had another period that lasted about 8 days. I have read women on this forum who have had periods that lasted more than 30 days! The closer you get to menopause, the more erratic women's cycles often become. How old are you? The "normal" range for full menopause is 45 to 55, but perimenopause can start quite a bit earlier than that. I hope this helps:)

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    just came to this forum for the same reason I just turned 52 and have been bleeding for 15 days it was heavy then light and now back to heavy and cramping . I feel awful with all this back pain also really intense

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