Not having period but have the symptoms?

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Hi Ladies,

I have not had a Period since November of last year. For the last couple of months I have had the symptoms of a period with no period. Cramping, headache, stomach upset, backache. Today I had one tiny spot of blood when I wiped and nothing since. Have any of you experienced this, and does it mean I have to start all over with no period for a year? I think that would send me over the edge, lol. My Dr has said that some spotting is normal after several months without a period. She says it's a sign of being near the end of peri and can happen in post menopause as well. I am skeptical but will give her the benefit of the doubt. I have noticed other symptoms such as mood, off balance feeling, aches and pains have not been as bad in the last few months so maybe its truth. We shall see...

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    Wow you are so close to a year!!! Woo hoo! I would say anything goes at this stage and just take it as it comes. Don't fret, just embrace. My friend thought she was done after a year and then it came again. My other friend thought the same thing then the hot flashes and sleeping trouble came with a light period. My Dr said something vague like either your last one will be extremely heavy or it could be light. IDK an

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    It's the same thing with me. I have periodic cramping, with the feeling that I am going to get my period any moment, but it hasn't come. Tomorrow will be day 49, and that is the longest that I have gone without a period. I also have been getting headaches relatively frequently, and I am not prone to them at all, so it is rather strange.

    If I got a couple of spots of blood, and that's it, I would definitely NOT count that as a period.

    For me, it seems like the mental symptoms are improving, but the physical symptoms (sweating, cramping, tummy issues, off balance feeling) are intensifying.

    I see it all as progress. Every day without a period is a celebration for me, as it is one day closer to the end.

    You can do a happy dance when you finally hit menopause! By the sounds of things, you are well on your way:)

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      thank you bev, like many of you ladies I started this journey in my early 40s, (44 to be exact) and I am now 51. for those who have just started their journey, we know what hell they have to look forward to. like you, i have noticed that i have more symptom free days now but when i have a bad day i have a BAD day.. I hope you are on the back side of this as well.. all we can do is one day at a time and hope that one day it will all be over!

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      Hi Sunaina,

      No I am not using HRT. I chose to go through this the natural way and while it has been hell, it was the right choice for me. I hope you and all the ladies have a symptom free dayπŸ™‚

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    That happened to me. I was so close then a tiny bit, I was told to start over with the year count. "They" say one year without any period is then end of menopause. I am two years (in Oct) post menopause. Then the fun begins that if you have any symptoms it is that grey area of is something wrong or could it still be hormones lol. The perk is no more periods!!! I had a horrible peri. My post is different more defined issues like left ovary area pain that checks out with ultrasound at GYNO. Right calf pain that I am waiting on appt to a vascular specialist.

    I changed my diet entirely. No sugar, low carbs. No caffeine, more active, exercise, and losing weight, etc. Now it's like I get fast passed to specialists. lol.

    I am 51 feel like I am going on 85 on some days. πŸ˜‰

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      I was never eligible for HRT so natural was the only option for me. I did the period hopscotch for over two and half years. Skip two months, normal, skip three, and then skip almost 4 months but when i reached 9 months and had to start over though it was scant. So when I hit the year mark, I got rid of my pads and tampons in celebration. I should have stood in my front yard and thrown them up in the air, I mean my neighbors expect my head to spin around anyway. lol

      When I told my NP I was postmenopause, she said "really?" You look so young. Ha, Ha, I don't think she had her glasses on" I feel like menopause should have two ages like animals. My human age is 51, but in menopause years I am 85. πŸ˜ƒ

      Hang in there!

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