Hi, I'm 48, had a 35 day regular period and gradually over the last 8 years they have come closer to 21 days regular, for the last 2 years, with the odd one at 14 days.
They also went from a 5 to 7 day flow to 1 heavier day and 3 light. I have been lucky with not having many period symptoms during my life, a little breast tenderness, mild stomach ache and in my early 30's i developed a few thicker hairs on my chin.
In the past 2 years I did notice an increase in mood change 3 days before my period of being a little irritable and tearful!! which is not me! I cannot say I have had particular hot flushes, as most people describe. but a feeling of claminess all over lasting a few minutes. I am not a person that sweats much but occasionally I notice underarm wetness even in cold climates. I have also had a strange sensation of feeling that something is crawling over my skin!! which comes and goes.
To present day I now have not had a period for 11 weeks and I do not have any symptoms to suggest it is due nor any symptoms, from past experience, that I could be pregnant. I have felt clammy at night on occasions and have noticed that the few thicker hairs on my chin seem to have grown back rapidly several times. As there are not too many I pluck. I have had no mood changes.
I have read many sites and asked several doctors these questions but because my symptoms appear to be slight I am told I probably just have hormone imbalance! One male doctor suggested I was too young and should take the pill to regulate my periods!
Your opinion, view or advice would be much appreciated...
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