I am 46 and at a young age to be going through it according to the doctor - the 6th different doctor I had seen at the practice!
I had FSH blood tests done a few months back and no one has actually pointed out that I am in the menopause until yesterday!
The doctor said that the ovaries decline very slowly but er no, not me - I have had a very steep drop off if that's the case as I have always been very regular, 28 to 30 days cycle lengths and could always feel myself ovulating - this stopped very suddenly last summer when I felt very flat for a couple of weeks, i couldn't tell you what was wrong with me but something was and it felt like I had switched off inside and from then on I have started having very irregular periods. My FSH is at 36. I am still having periods but now having 3/4 month cycles.
I am having a lot of hypothyroid symptoms too and I know there is a lot of menopause symptoms that cross over - but I do feel that is one of the reasons that he has now referred me to an Endo.
I have low body basal temperatures - very rarely reach 36c, most often 35c something and can be 34c something which is a hypo thing but I feel hot and am hot a lot of the time which is a menopause thing - do feel like my body is out of balance for sure!