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|Mon, 01-28-2013 - 7:23am|
Hi, I am a 41 year old mom of 3 girls. I have been thinking for the past year or so that I am in perimenopause, but I just am not sure what is going on. About 2 years ago, I had my IUD removed (NOT to get pregnant, but to feel better in tune with my body.) Since then, I have gone back to tracking my cycles, somewhat. I have been mostly just tracking cervical mucus. I have had several cycles with no sign of fertile mucus, and cycle lengths varying from 26 days to 32 days. (26 was closer to my pre-IUD days.)
The last month has been even more crazy. I went about 30 days with no sign of fertile mucus. When I went to look at the dates of my cycle, I saw that I was already 2 days "late." (on day 32 of cycle.) After 2 more days, I took a preg test to be sure (even though I am nearly positive that I wasn't pregnant) and it was negative. I decided at this poinnt that I better go back to doing basal temps as well. So I started temps again about a week ago, and they have all been in the 97.1-97.4 range (previously, I always ran those temps pre-ovulation, andd temps post-o were over 98.) I also started with fertile-type mucus about a week ago. So this was making me think that I just had a long cycle. Now, I am noticing breast tenderness, and had some indigestion this morning that felt a bit like nausea. Does this sound ike perimenopause or do I need to be worried and/or take another preg test??