Am I starting the menopause?

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Registered: 10-27-2003
Am I starting the menopause?
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 4:49am
Hi, im 45 and for the past 2 months have gone from extremely regular periods (28 day cycle) to having a bleed/spotting/brown discharge and period pains every 3 weeks. No other symptoms apart from feeling a bit low. Am I starting menopause? Also I've lost a lot of weight recently (45lbs) and somebody thought I might have just messed up my hormones with the weight loss?
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Registered: 10-19-2000
Thu, 04-05-2012 - 1:44pm

While it is possible that your weight loss diet may have messed with your hormone levels it is also quite likely that you are also entering peri-menopause.

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