Please describe your experience with menopause. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Tam, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: October 24

I am a raging maniac with menopause, not sure who I am anymore. My mood swings are Jekyll & Hyde. It has been over a year since I had a period, and night sweats are here. I feel my life is over and can only see a looney bin coming. I have done some pretty bizarre things. As I tell my therapist all these mood swings would be doable if I thought my aggressive crazy behavior was normal. I was shocked to see all these comments and lack of raging maniac complaints, so maybe I am just off my rocker.

Comment from: Alexa, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: June 19

From age 13 to 45 I had totally normal period. At age 45 in September, with approaching menopause I had massive uterine lining shedding and heavy nonstop periods that went on and on. I could bleed forever every day, all day. The doctor put me on progesterone it cut the uterine lining shedding all the way down, but did not stop the massive cramps or bleeding. I am having endometrial ablation in 5 weeks, I am 45 years old. I would cut my leg off if they told me it would stop the severe pain and bleeding.

Comment from: May, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: July 09

I'm 52! I had hot flashes when I was 51. I have regular period since age 12 but when I was 51, it stopped and then resumed after 4 months. First 3 months, the bleeding was normal; just a 3 day cycle. But on the 4th month, I suddenly had a heavy period on the first day and it's almost 3 months now that I have bleeding but just kind of spotting and I have to wear sanitary pads always because I don't know if I'll suddenly have heavy period! I've been to my obstetrician-gynecologist and she gave me some medicines for my hot flashes and told me to just be calm and embrace my peri-menopausal stage! I hope this would end soon because it's driving me nuts!

Comment from: MenopauseMom, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 08

I'm 50 in a few weeks and have been experiencing the regular peri-menopause symptoms of irritability (to say the least), restlessness, weight gain, irregular periods, anxiety, dry skin, interrupted sleep, urinating in my panties, and I'm an emotional wreck! At this point, I'm just hoping that my husband and I can make it through this and I don't eat my young.

Comment from: rose, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: March 13

I haven’t had a period in a year. I’m going through perimenopause. I started bleeding last Saturday, it’s about 7 days, still it’s not stopping, but not very heavy.

Comment from: Rose, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 02

I am 49 years old. Before my periods, I experienced headaches that got slight relief with NSAIDS. My period is not heavy last for three days, but a year ago, I experienced a strong residual weakness with hot flashes, nausea, salivation, and heart palpitations, all of which seemed to defy treatment.


If menopause occurs in a woman younger than ___ years, it is considered to be premature. See Answer

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