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Peri Menopause???

By Anonymous May 14, 2015 - 1:39pm
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I am soon to be 46. Since the beginning of April I have been getting my period at 9-12 day intervals. (Normal was 23-27 days) The duration hasn't changed. 2 days, always has been. I'm an emotional mess, gained weight in places I never really had an issue with. I;m not under any added stressors, my diet hasn't changed. I do have an apt with my Dr in a couple of weeks. Peri menopause ???

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Well it depends on our individual hormone levels and how balanced or imbalanced they are.

May 20, 2015 - 2:21pm

Hi Anon,

Thank you for being a part of the EmpowHER community and sharing your question.

Due to your age and the symptoms you describe, it sounds like you could be experiencing Perimenopause.  I'm glad you have an appointment to see your doctor, that's the best thing.  Although these symptoms are to be expected, it's good you teaming up with your doctor about how to better manage.

Be well,



May 14, 2015 - 2:09pm
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Anonymous (reply to S Gillette Palmer)

Thanks! NO sooner did I finish sending off my question............ Yup!
Here we go again. I thought periods were supposed to get more infrequent as we aged not get closer toghether?

May 15, 2015 - 1:47pm
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