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    Menapause or no
    debtabora posted:
    I'm 48. Will be 49 in October. I had my tubes tied 20 years ago this month. Before my tubes were tied I was irregular having a period maybe 3 times a year. After, I was like clock work. At around age 40 I started having some night sweats but not all the time although I've always ended up putting a fan on most night for feeling warm but not being drenched in sweat. About two years ago my periods began to get more irregular to the point that sometimes I would get one every maybe 14 to 16 days for a few times and then it went regular again. This happened on and off a few times every 6 to 8 months. Four years ago I blew out my back at work and had surgery. My restrictions left me jobless. That's not what this is about but while I was trying to find a job and found I couldn't find one in my restrictions, I decided to get some things fixed to maybe help to find a job in another profession. S, I had my carpl tunnel taken cte of, and then decided to have a mid uretheral sling put in for the stress incontinence. I haven't had any noticeable issues like I've read about but now, the past three months, and it's been like 2 and a half years since the surgery, the problem is, my periods have become even worse! The past maybe two or three months, I've been having them more often to the point of the past 8 weeks at most I'm getting a period every 3 to 8 days! The cycle usually starts out like normal. Lasts like 5 to 7 days. Heavy at first with more clots. One time it was light like the final days of a normal one but lasted 5 days, and then I had 3 days with nothing, then another one but heavy to start! I don't know if this is normal for menapause or I it's something ekse! I don't feel like I'm having any more pain than a normal period. I'm exhausted and crabby as usual with a period. Maybe a little more so actually. Is this how menapause happens?

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