I’m 51 and still getting my period. I know that to “officially” be in menopause my period I have to go a year without having one. My question is could I experience menopausal symptoms (hot flashes, etc) even though I’m still getting my period?

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  1. nilhas wrote on :

    Absolutely. It’s considered peri-menopause. The so called normal symptoms of peri-menopause and menopause are not so normal. They are common, but not normal. Take a look at your diet, lifestyle and surroundings and see what you can change to create a healthier body. A healthy body does not suffer with hot flashes, etc. These symptoms are an alarm warning you that something is wrong. I treat many women going through peri-menopause and menopause without HRT or Bio-identicals. It’s more about restoring function to the organs and glands to allow the body to do what it wants and should be doing. Good luck and take care of you!

    • Jrenee wrote on :

      Thank you all for your responses! I am looking into some natural ways to deal with my symptoms before trying any traditional therapies. I appreciate the information that you all shared with me.

  2. Staness Jonekos wrote on :

    Perimenopause (peri is Latin for “around or near”) is the time prior to the cessation of menstruation when you experience hormonal changes and you are still having periods.

    Hot flashes, night sweats, vaginal dryness, moodiness, skin and hair changes, weight gain, and loss of libido are all common symptoms during perimenopause. Some women can have mild symptoms and other severe. I know a few women who did not have any symptoms. WE ARE ALL DIFFERENT.

    A FSH blood test can be ordered to determine if you are perimenopausal. Medications and other conditions can also contribute to hot flashes, so discuss with your doctor to confirm you are indeed perimenopausal.

    Smoking is associated with hot flashes. Women who smoke have a higher risk of troublesome hot flashes, so hopeful you don’t smoke.

    Also certain medicines can cause hot flashes such as certain antidepressants SSRI, Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, are common antidepressants that can actually cause an increase in hot flashes. Yet, for some women, a very low dose can actually alleviate hot flashes, making antidepressants an alternative to hormone therapy.

    Illnesses and fever can cause hot flashes, as can malignancies, and tuberculosis – many illnesses can cause hot flashes.

    Increased BMI, Body Mass Index, has been associated with hot flashes. We used to think that women who were heavy had excess estrogen, and therefore fewer hot flashes. Now from the major study that was done in the SWAN, Study of Women Across the Nation, we know that women who are heavy, who have abnormally high body mass index, are at increased risk for hot flashes.

    There are many options available to manage your symptoms, including non-hormonal.

    Hope this helps.

  3. sexyoversixty wrote on :

    Of course….you can be getting all of the symptoms you describe, while still getting your period…as you are quite likely in peri-menopause….
    Warm Regards.

  4. sheri1154 wrote on :

    Yes absolutely! Peri-menopause can begin 5 yrs before actual menopause strikes. You may want to discuss your symptoms with your Gynecologist. Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy is often recommended after a few blood tests are done to determine what stage of menopause you are in.
    There is help out there!

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