How do you know?
I've always had problems with spots! Ironically in the last couple of years I've had hardly any.
My puberty lasted 25 years....
Oh, I was looking forward to finally getting rid of my spots as well during the menopause... looks like that's not going to happen as well.
Two options on the flooding problem
1) Mooncups - SOOOOOO much better than the alternative
2) Endometrial ablation - if you are past having babies you can get the lining of your womb fried. I was due for this sometime this month but after an unplanned extra 3 weeks in NZ my boss has asked me to defer until the end of summer so other people can get some time off.
Little Nemo, have you upped your running recently?
I've had loads more blood tests and also scans and everything is fine and am apparently definitely not going through menopause, but am missing one in four periods and getting odd symptoms. Doc is pretty convinced it's due to me running regularly and losing weight. I had a few months before Christmas when I stopped running cos of injury and things went back to normal. As soon as I got into regular running routine again I started having problems again.
I have upped my running Saffy as I had a long lay-off last year and I have lost a couple of pounds. But I'm doing a lot lower mileage than from a few years ago and I'm also heavier than I was then. When I first started doing longer runs I used to get spotting in between which I put down to me not being used to all the pounding the streets. Doctor checked it out and it was all fine and eventually stopped. Never used to miss periods before last year.
I'm going to be reducing the mileage after Marathon on Sunday so I'll see what happens then.
I had that injectable contraceptive.
I bled solidly for ten months. The doctor said "well what do you expect, some people do"?
It was (unsurprisingly) a MAN.
My hot flushes aren't that bad, USB. Normally just 30-60 seconds of feeling v. hot. I only noticed it because it makes me sweat in odd places - behind my knees and the bend of my elbows! I haven't noticed much change in my running but maybe I can blame my awful marathon performance on "the change"
The ones at night were v. annoying as I normally had to get up and wonder about to cool down. But they're tailing off again now so I suspect my periods will restart like they did last year.
Not sure if I need HRT yet, may wait a few months and see what happens. Numpty question: do you get periods when you're on HRT?
LN, I had endometrial ablation for heavy periodsin 2001 and stopped bleeding but still had my cycle. There are bleed HRT and no bleed, I opted for no bleed as there was no way I wanted the hassle of periods again! My GP said I might get spotting but so far so good, 5 weeks on it and I feel like a new woman
Its worth going back for a chat.
LN, sounds like a good plan.
Liz does your practice have a GP who specialises in women's health and or menopause, mine does and she was very helpful.
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