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Perimenopause?

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  • Posted By: Amy S.
  • June 29, 2008
  • 08:24 PM

I need help here before I go nuts. I have thinning hair, palpitations, dry skin, my breast have been tender for 2 weeks now and my period last month was just terrible. I do have hot flashes. I have stiff joints. I get irritable very easily . Is this a sign I am going thru the change at 39 years old?

Amy

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  • sounds to me Amy like your going through the first stage of perimenopause.Dont worry to much not everyone goes through it for 10 years like somre articles say it may take 2 or10 years it can depend on you family history that can play a major factor as to how long you will experience these symptoms. But if it would make you feel better consult your doctor or do like I did and find as many articles online and take a little bit of information from each of them.keep in mind some women as young as 30 have started perimenopause and without any pre-existing medical condition causing it. Just take a deep breath and enjoy the next exciting chapter in your life! Take care. to OTE=Amy S.;105718]I need help here before I go nuts. I have thinning hair, palpitations, dry skin, my breast have been tender for 2 weeks now and my period last month was just terrible. I do have hot flashes. I have stiff joints. I get irritable very easily . Is this a sign I am going thru the change at 39 years old? Amy
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 2, 2010
    • 02:06 AM
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  • Perimenopause is the process of change that leads up to menopause. It can start as early as your late 30s or as late as your early 50s. How long perimenopause lasts varies, but it usually lasts from 2 to 8 years. You may have irregular periods or other symptoms during this time. It also means that you can still bear a child (but not likely) at this stage.Compared to Perimenopause, menopause is the point in a woman's life when she has no menstrual period for 1 year. Menopause marks the end of the childbearing years. It is sometimes called "the change of life." For most women, menopause happens around age 50, but every woman's body has its own timeline. Some women stop having periods in their mid-40s. Others continue well into their 50s. But as they say, its better to grow old gracefully :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • It happens due to hormonal changes in body.Thanks for all people for sharing nice through.
    ellencannon 7 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, i agree that it's the changes in your hormones that's wrecking havoc all over your body and upsetting it's natural course...Dont worry, menopause is just for 3- 8 years (some 10 years) period and not for a lifetime...do check out some great info on my blogs... :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Yes, i agree that it's the changes in your hormones that's wrecking havoc all over your body and upsetting it's natural course...Dont worry, menopause is just for 3- 8 years (some 10 years) period and not for a lifetime...do check out some great info on my blogs... :DGet on bio-identical hormones now! Don't wait till you are so miserable with night sweats, etc. I take them at age 53 and have none of the symptoms of menopause.
    tkh1957 10 Replies
    • January 24, 2011
    • 01:34 PM
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  • You can always go for certain products that contains some ingredients that may help you lessen your hot flashes and its accomplice :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
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