Is this perimenopause?

  1. Yikes, am I too young for this? I am 34(ok Im almost 35) and have been losing sleep, literally. I am so HOT! I feel like jumping out the window and I see my DH sleeping peacefully in long pants, long sleeves and covered in a comferter, while I am lying on TOP of the blankets deliberating taking a cold shower(not from being turned on). My last period lasted 12 days, so I wonder about this. My mom had completed menopause by 42 she said. Is this genetic? My huxband said hes moving out(he was kidding...I hope )
    Thanks.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Chaya
    Perimenopause can last a LOONG time, like about ten years, starting with subtle differences in mood, sleep pattern, etc. Start keeping a diary of when any unusual syptoms appear and see where they fall in your cycle. It will take a couple of months but if you start to see a pattern, you'll have your answer (plus you'll have some info to pass on to your gyn at your next visit.)
  4. by   SmilingBluEyes
    sounds like it.

    see your ob/gyn for sure.
  5. by   jnette
    Agree with Chaya. The being hot didn't start first with me, but ut was DEFINATELY a major part of it... (and still is, even though I'm now 8 years postmenopausal.) For me it was the irregular menses, often extremely HEAVY ones... then sometimes a lack of menses.. then again some that would last 12-20 days... just really crazy !

    Then came the hot FLASHES first... in the face and upper body. After about a year these passed, but then came the being hot all over like you describe. Lasts about a minute or two, then I'm ready to crawl back under the covers.

    But when it hits... OFF with the covers !!! All four limbs streched out like a stick figure... need the WHOLE bed to myself so I can spread eaglle ! :imbar

    Yep... not pleasant. But that's been the worst of it for me,... no mood swings.. ever. No depression, no crankies... nothing. So I can live with the hot.

    I started perimenopause at about 40...
  6. by   sharann
    Thanks gals.
    jnette, yes I throw the covers off the bed then 5 min later I am chilled. This then repeats ALL night. Time to visit my GYN(oh heck,I don't know if I wanna know)
  7. by   jnette
    Quote from sharann
    Thanks gals.
    jnette, yes I throw the covers off the bed then 5 min later I am chilled. This then repeats ALL night. Time to visit my GYN(oh heck,I don't know if I wanna know)

    hooooboy, sounds like the real thing ! :stone

    Yep... better go. As for me, I'm happy it's over and done with ! Still have the "night heats", but not nearly as often as I used to. But I still wake up with my head and hair soaked at times... sux. But mostly now, I just sleep right on through it... barely even notice when I do the "covers off, covers on" thing anymore... I just do it and sleep right on...

    Wish you the best !
  8. by   qc rn
    Yep same thing here. I wake up with the hots take off the covers and then cold. Alot like )enette. Also the heavy menses followed by nothing for a few months...Go see the gyne you are pretty youg for this and maybe can be helped with some BCP. Good luck remember there are alot of us with you.

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