Perimenopause is making me INSANE!


DIS Veteran
Jan 1, 2008
When the kids are becoming more independent, we as Moms are thrilled to see them grow and mature, but we feel less needed. This combined with menopause is a recipe for disaster. Sleep becomes disturbed. Please see a counselor or begin by speaking with your GYN or internist. No need to suffer alone. There is no weakness in asking for help. This is a time of emotional upheaval, professionals can help!:-)


Dis Veteran
Jan 18, 2006
@momof4kids when I was 42 I started with the gushing my gyno I told me to take ibuprofen around the clock the day b4 my period and day of it slows the flow. I never had a problem as long as I did that


DIS Veteran
Feb 13, 2010
I’m wondering if anyone else has my problem. I’m 50, and have been having problems with my period for a few years now. Sometimes I miss 2 or 3 months, then some months I have it every month. It can be “manageable “, or some months I’m wearing 6 heavy duty overnight pads and still leak and it gushes everywhere. I have no hot flashes or mood swings. Is this normal?
I'm right there with you, for probably the last 5/6 years it's been skip a month or two, then maybe normal, or maybe Old Faithful, who knows, it's a surprise! The last one was pretty light, and it's been a few months now, and holy cow I'm getting random hot flashes/chills all the time! Not major b*tchy moods yet, but I look at the flashes as a sign that I'm moving to the next step! I'll be happy to be done with the gusher periods with gigantic clots. Oh, and I turned 50 last December.


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