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55 and still menstruating - tiredness - help!!

Posted In: Menopause 19 Replies
  • Posted By: Suzie_Q
  • August 13, 2007
  • 08:56 PM

Hi I am a 55 year old woman and still menstruating on a monthly basis. I feel exhausted most of the time and it is affecting my quality of life and my relationships to such an extent that I feel very down. I also have been experiencing tingling feelings in my arms, hands, legs and feet and even in my face.

Could menstruating at such an age cause these problems (ie.the fatigue/tingling) and how unusual is it to still be menstruating at this age??? I would be grateful for any help.

Thanks, Suzie Q :)

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  • Hi Suzie I am in the same boat, I would also like to know when my period is going to stop, I was wondering if it was because I started my period so early I was 10, I did not even know what it was. Any advise would be great. M:mad:
    lily-may 1 Replies
    • September 1, 2007
    • 06:46 AM
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  • Have you been to an endocrinologist to sort out these problems? The tingling feelings in your arms, hands, legs, and feet might be symptoms of thyroid disease.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
    • 03:35 AM
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  • Actually, it is more beneficial for a women to have later menopause than an earlier one since it is indicating your ovaries are stil producing female hormones, which may prevent you from getting some age related diseases, such as heart attack, ostop.,,etc. Just to make sure to see your OB doc. regularly to see any abnormalities developed in your uterus.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 9, 2008
    • 07:16 PM
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  • You could be anemic. Not enough iron in your body. As far as when you will stop menstruating, you will probably begin menopause at the same age as your mother was when she started.
    imgamehere 15 Replies
    • October 31, 2008
    • 02:40 AM
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  • I am almost 60 and still menstruating...tho irregularly. I NEVER thought I'd spend my limited retirement income on feminine hygeine products. SIGH! And I have to take iron pills as I have "flooding" periods with huge blood clots. It's exhausting.Hi I am a 55 year old woman and still menstruating on a monthly basis. I feel exhausted most of the time and it is affecting my quality of life and my relationships to such an extent that I feel very down. I also have been experiencing tingling feelings in my arms, hands, legs and feet and even in my face. Could menstruating at such an age cause these problems (ie.the fatigue/tingling) and how unusual is it to still be menstruating at this age??? I would be grateful for any help. Thanks, Suzie Q :)
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 28, 2009
    • 07:30 AM
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  • I am almost 60 and still menstruating...tho irregularly. I NEVER thought I'd spend my limited retirement income on feminine hygeine products. SIGH! And I have to take iron pills as I have "flooding" periods with huge blood clots. It's exhausting. Hi, I'm 53 and my periods are worse now than when I was younger. Each time is unpredictable. Sometimes I miss a month or two and then the flood gates are opened. The clottings is what worries me because they last thru the entire period and are sometimes the size of golf balls. I feel tired and irritable and have completely lost my labido. Ive aslo gained about 20pds in the past two years. My arms and legs tingle (there are nights I can't keep my legs still),and sometimes my face tingles too. I was hoping it would just stop but looks like that wish isnt going to come true. Any suggestions?
    Cole53 1 Replies
    • November 28, 2009
    • 05:04 AM
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  • Hi, I'm 53 and my periods are worse now than when I was younger. Each time is unpredictable. Sometimes I miss a month or two and then the flood gates are opened. The clottings is what worries me because they last thru the entire period and are sometimes the size of golf balls. I feel tired and irritable and have completely lost my labido. Ive aslo gained about 20pds in the past two years. My arms and legs tingle (there are nights I can't keep my legs still),and sometimes my face tingles too. I was hoping it would just stop but looks like that wish isnt going to come true. Any suggestions?I am 51 and have been cramping like my cycle is coming for 3 weeks and this week I have been cramping all over. I just lost my sister on Thanksgiving due to uterus cancer. She had her cycle up to the age of 64 and she had a hysterectomy and found out her uterus was full of cancer that sped to her lungs. She had paps yearly and was told she was a spring chicken in an old womens body. I had two periods in october and none since. This is the first time missing a period since being pregnant.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • December 19, 2009
    • 08:18 PM
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  • Me too 55 and still at it - WTH?Mom ended at 50 and all my friends are done. This is ridiculous! What's next - a kid at 56?Do I need birth control?
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 16, 2010
    • 01:35 AM
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  • The best advice is to get an advice from an MD... Im sure that there are several factors that may contribute to your condition.. maintain a helthy lifestyle and good disposition.
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • The best advice is to get an advice from an MD... Im sure that there are several factors that may contribute to your condition.. maintain a helthy lifestyle and good disposition.I'm 64 and still as regular as ever, periods are not as bad mostly spotting but I have other symptoms related to my period, had an pelvic ultra sound and will have a biopsy soon to check for pre cancer cells.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 13, 2010
    • 03:18 PM
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  • Hello so sad to hear about your problem. You must try natural supplements. My auntwas suffering from same problem. She tried some supplement Xenesis Ep and got very good results. Its beneficial and natural having no side effects.
    Alenjacks 14 Replies
    • January 7, 2011
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    • January 17, 2011
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  • Tiredness is one symptom of getting near the menopausal age. Its safe to take on some hormonal medicines.
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Actually, it is more beneficial for a women to have later menopause than an earlier one since it is indicating your ovaries are stil producing female hormones, which may prevent you from getting some age related diseases, such as heart attack, ostop.,,etc. Just to make sure to see your OB doc. regularly to see any abnormalities developed in your uterus.Even I discussed this with my gync , regarding my earlier menopause symptoms and was advised that there is no specific age for it. You should be happy if late menopause prevents you from so many other serious diseases. If you mentally happy then you will not feel tired. so be happy and see the difference.:)
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  • Hi I am a 55 year old woman and still menstruating on a monthly basis. I feel exhausted most of the time and it is affecting my quality of life and my relationships to such an extent that I feel very down. I also have been experiencing tingling feelings in my arms, hands, legs and feet and even in my face. Could menstruating at such an age cause these problems (ie.the fatigue/tingling) and how unusual is it to still be menstruating at this age??? I would be grateful for any help. Thanks, Suzie Q :)i don't understand the question.
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    • November 19, 2011
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