I am looking for experienced insights on menopause. I can't see my doctor for another two weeks. No symptoms and I'm confused.
Googling doesn't help with all the information and "menopause the musical" coming up. I haven't had a hot flash or the shivers. I just haven't had my period since September 11th and that was also a few days late. I'm at the edge of the age range
given : 45 to 55, not turning 46 till March. I'm also in Africa right now finishing up a project. Advice and insights would be very helpful till I can get home to mother
1. Is it too early? (I *know* I'm not pregnant) I've been on the dot regular all my life except when I travel but never more than a week or so. My mother stopped when she was 47 - don't we follow that timing?
2. I've had headaches and my gum infections have been flaring off and on over this same time (since August) - the headaches show as a symptom but I can't say if these are quite the same.
3. I've been irritable and cranky and I'm at work, away from home, with few resources - what can I do sitting in a service apartment with mostly the internet for company to help deal with this because my colleague is so nice and patient and I'm feeling that I've turned into a nasty old woman
Overall, help! I would appreciate personal experiences especially if the traditional stories one hears about symptoms - flashes and what not - are not present. I'm confused if its the onset of menopause or just random behaviour by my over tired body.