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Symptom Series-Irregular Periods

 

Let’s talk about irregular periods. Despite being in the menopause, every time you miss a period you always fear your pregnant. I know when I told my gynaecologist about my aching breasts, nausea and insomnia the first thing she did was give me a pregnancy test. Irregular periods can be a complete nightmare. Just because their irregular does not mean that they become lighter. I’ve heard of women who’ve gotten such heavy periods during perimenopause and the menopause, they have to change their tampons every other hour. They can also be so unpredictable as you can’t mark them down on a calendar like a usual cycle. Unfortunately there’s not much we can do about them, but just let them be until they subside. Of course if the periods are particularly heavy, painful, or just don’t feel normal, I would really encourage all of you to see a medical professional as they may be able to prescribe anything to help, and point out any possible underlying issues. Apart from this, I would suggest always carrying a spare pair of pants, tampons and pads in your bag when you’re out and about. You never know when it could strike, or for how long. Any of your ladies have any tips on how to help? 💋 ⁠