Perimenapause and irregular bleeding?

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Hi,im 50 this year and had a period i think it was my period,lasting 4-5 days which in not normal for me,usually longer and 2 days of flooding . I them started again 4 days later light then as went on got heavier and heavier till now its just light again,now been bleeding for 17 days in a row ,im so worried ,i have anxiety as well and health anxiety,and thinking ive got womb cancer,so any advice if periods do go like this as i must be peri by now at my age x

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    Dear Vanessa

    As I entered peri, I had ireegular periods, then the odd really heavy one and then like you this endless spotting which went on for weeks, perhaps stopped for a day and started again. For my piece of mind I had it checked and all seemed OK so I knew it must be peri. I know about health anxiety and how you feel, I must have worried about every part of my body in one way or another! X

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      Dear Vanessa

      Yes I thought the same, I thought I would be like my friend who just had heavier longer periods but mine didnt really go like that. I had the odd heavy ones but this endless on and off spotting really worried me. I suppose wea are so used to regular periods and when it all changes it throws us upside down and mix it with health anxiety which is so common now and we are in a state!

      Try not to worry (easier said than done) it really does sound like peri but just for peace of mind get yourself checked over like I did. I read somewhere once that if a woman doesnt suffer anyother meno symptom she will at least notice the change in her menstrual cycle.

      Health anxiety has been awful for me, I also suffered bad panic too. I had stomach issues too which led to gastitis. I lost weight with that and you can imagine what worry that caused me! I read about health anxiety in peri/meno but never thought I would suffer with it.

      I have had many sleepless nights and waking up in the morning with a sense of dread but thankfully I feel alot better, OK, I still get a little anxious but not as bad. I hope you feel better in yourself soon and that you aren't alone in how you feel at this moment in time. X

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      Thank you im a nervous wreck at the moment ,just glad to see other people getting this as its so wortying ,yes ive nurse practitioner on thursday as cant get gp appointment,my health anxiery is also taking me down the route of not eating as a way of control so as you can imagine not eating a lot,yes ican see how having gallstones would make you panic ,o ijust wish it would just be normal but it never is with me sorry feeling sorry for myself xxx
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    Sounds like many people have had this! Many posts about this. I was on birth control until 52, so when I went off, it was just over. The birth control was actually making me get a period. Anyway, keep reading and you will find out that many people have very irregular bleeding at this time.

    Then you can decide if and when to see a dr.

    Keep us updated. We are here for support!

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