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    Having period after 8 months
    momlady3 posted:
    Hi All I am 47 and have been going through menopause since I was 41. Good God that seems like forever. Anyway here I thought I was getting near the end (went 8 months without a period) and it shows up again. Not a normal one though very heavy and been going on for 6 days now. I know that may not seem like a long time but for me it is. Can anyone tell me if this is normal or should I be concerned. I have also been very depressed lately I could cry at the drop of a hat. This is becoming very frustrating. Any advise would be appreciated. :crying:
    oldnfat responded:
    hello, thought i would share my experience, i went exactly 1 year with no period (christmas 07 to christmas 08) then had a genuine normal heavy period with all pms symptoms, etc. i got a response on this board that no bleeding after 1 year is normal, to get checked out. but then several other ladies shared their "1 year later" stories. and when bleeding is accompanied with other period symptoms, it probably is a period, and not "something wrong". i try to remember, everyone's menopause experience is going to be different, and even 1 year is with in the "normal" range. but i will give you my opinion, you're probably close to the end now that it has been 8 months between. i had my doctor check my hormone levels to confirm the status of my menopause back before my "last" period in 07 and it showed the lower levels. then i didn't bother at my annual physical in 08, which was before my "real last" period 08. although, i guess i really can't say i'm done until i've gone past christmas 09...and as for depression, i say it's part of the "period symptoms" hopefully that will subside after you stop bleeding again. i've been taking soy capsules that have really evened out my moods, etc. good luck, and think happy thoughts/meditate/pray.. never underestimate the power of the mind on the body.

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