I started my period, I think around my 2nd year of high school. I have always been one of the lucky ones that had a 2 day period and never much as far as cramps, so never much to complain about. As I got older, My periods got even lighter to where my first day I wore a panty line, the next day a pad then the last day a panty liner then DONE!
Now that I am in peri-meno, My period is all wacked! I have kept a running list for the past 2 years and my period has been all over the place. Sometimes I start on the 1st, then next month will be the 15th then the next might be the 25th. My doc said, Yep...peri-meno. You should go on HRT's, NO WAY! I have so much breast cancer in my family adn I , myself have had two breast cancer scares, so not for me!
Ok so the last two months I have had two periods that started and ended in the same month...OMG WHY??????? The questions is, well this will get a bit graphic, but I have no friends to talk to about this, so here goes........ MY regular period is just like I explained above, the 2nd one last month, came on and I knew it was coming , as my ankles really hurt right before and I usually cry like a baby the week before. What is weird about my 2nd period is, I hardly bleed at all, can almost wear nothing but a liner and what blood there is, is brown in color, not your regular red blood. Not prego, NO WAY.
Talked to my mom who has no clue about meno, she said she cannot believe it is taking so long for me to get over this, it usually only last a few week (huh...where have you been living mom in a cave?), but she said it sounds like it may be time that I am going to be stopping my periods? I don't know what to think?
My OBYGN's, all of them in my town STINK! They do not listen, they just want to throw HRT's at me and they have no compasion what so ever, so I am hoping to find some answers here and to also make some friends who are going through the same kinds of things!
I have hair growing where it shouldn't, I have hot flashes and night sweats, aches and pains, weird periods, vaginal dryness to where my poor hubby aint getting any sex, because even with KY, sex is still VERY painful for me!
So what do you all think is up with this two periods a month? I know with meno they say your periods become all wacked out, but what and when do you know you are close to stopping them all together? I imagine ever woman is different, but why are my 2nd periods brown and not red liek a regular period?
Thanks for reading and listening