I am not sure this is the right place to ask this question, but I am hoping someone here has been through the same thing.
I turned 46 a month ago. About six months ago, I noticed my periods started coming more and more often; they went from very regular (27-28 days apart for the past 20 or so years) to 14-15 days apart. Then, this month, I did not get any period at all. It has been six weeks without anything.
My hormone doctor put me on natural progesterone and Estrogel (natural estrogen) three years ago, and I have been taking them ever since (estrogen ay 5-25 of cycle, progesterone day 15-25). When my period started coming every three weeks instead of every four weeks, my doctor recommended that I take twice as much estrogen (two pumps out of the bottle instead of one) day 5-25, and continue progesterone as before.
However, this time, I skipped my period altogether, and I admit to being at a loss here...I know some women go into menopause at my age, and some even have their period one month and then nothing, and that's it (although the majority have some problems). But, in my case, it went from more often to nothing, with nothing in between...
So, I was wondering, and hoping anyone here has been through the same thing, or at least knows more about this: could this mean that I have had my last period? Or could I expect my periods to come back, only at more irregular intervals...?
My doctor said that it is normal to have one's last period anywhere between ages 45-57..but I cannot help but wonder if you are not supposed to notice it more; not just have your period as usual, then have them more often for a couple of months, before they disappear altogether, at age 46...?!
I don't know if this could have anything to do with my disease; I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease twelve years ago, and with adrenal fatigue four years ago...?