So I threw this on twitter, but I’m repeating it here: I’m 48 years old & it’s been over a year since my last period.
I’m OK with the first. I’m HAPPY about the second — and yes, it means I’m “officially” considered menopausal. I had a few years of skipping periods in the fall & winter, then getting returning to regularity each summer.
I wasn’t entirely sure I was in perimenopause, at first, despite the irregular periods. I would sometimes feel suddenly warm and turn on a fan or ditch my cardigan, but not often. I had problems sleeping and sometimes use ambien, but that was during some major life changes and I didn’t think much of it. After I skipped 6 months I was pretty sure it was the start of menopause — and then I started having periods again. For a few months. And… yeah.
Regularity? What’s that?
I had my first period at age 10. It’s been nearly 40 years. I’m fine with being done.