I've probably left everything 13 years too late, but now I've found this forum I thought I would tell you what's happened with me and see if anybody can offer advice.
13 years ago my periods suddenly stopped for 12 months. I had no other symptoms at all. Then a year later I bled very heavily (heavier than I'd ever experienced) for around 2 days. Then they stopped again completely. I was 32 years old. I saw the GP who said it was perimenopause and offered me no help or advice other than to keep my eye out for crunching bones.
Stupidly I never followed this up, I never questioned what I was told as it seemed that she knew what she was talking about. Yet here I am 13 years later, still have not had any periods but nor have I suffered any menopause symptoms (that I'm aware of). I suffer with high blood pressure (controlled with medication) and underactive thyroid (controlled by medication). I have just had my annual blood test results and told that my cholestorol is 'out of range' and one of the bone density readings is abnormal and another is borderline. I have to wait until 8th December to see the doctor for him to explain it to me.
So, I just wondered what people think about this - was/am I perimenopausal for 13 years?
I hate myself for not sorting this out sooner as I had always planned to have more children - it's only now I'm older I realise what a mistake I made.
Any thoughts much apprecaited.