I had my last normal period in April of this year, after being regular for over 25 years (I am 46). I went to see an OB-Gyn who examined me, sent labs for testing, and prescribed the drug Primolut Nor which I was supposed to take for ten days. A week after taking it, I did have my period. That was in early August. It has now been six weeks, but still no period, no spotting, no discharge, nothing.
I still have some Primolut Nor left, but I am not sure I should provoke another period, but rather wait and see what happens?
I was diagnosed with Hashimoto's disease (primary hypothyroidism) in 1995, at age 26. Strangely enough, hypothyroidism never affected my periods in any way, so what made me suspect I had a metabolic problem was that I gained weight and seemed unable to shed it, no matter how hard I dieted and exercised.
I was on T4 only drugs for many years, before switching to NDT (Armour) in 2011. At the same time, I was also put on Utrogestan (progesterone) and Estrogel. The latter is supposed to be taken from day 15-25 of period, and the second from day 5-25 of period.
When I saw my hormone doctor a month ago, she suggested I take both drugs 25 days a month, and then stop and see if I have a period. She said that is how you take E and P after menopause.
I wanted to know if anyone else has experienced periods being regular for years, then just stopping at my age? I know you can go into menopause in your early 40s already, so I am not abnormally young by any standards. I just wanted to check with others, to see if there could be another problem.
My OB-gyn sent labs for testing (pap-smear), and they all came back normal.