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When does Pre-menopause start?

I'm googling but want your stories. I've been having hot flashes like crazy the past few months.

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Asked by funlovinlady at 12:58 PM on Feb. 22, 2013 in Health

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  • It can start at any time. It's different for everyone. And I've known people to go through extremely early menopause as well as "later than average."

    I'd call your doc and go in for a checkup.

    Answer by balagan_imma at 1:01 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • I think a good indicator is when your Mom started it & when her period stopped. I'm 45 & I have no signs yet.


    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 1:02 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • I've been in "pre-menopause" for 10 years. It started when I was 28-29.

    Answer by vampporcupine at 1:03 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • I have a friend who went into pre-menopause at 37. I've had hot flashes already at 41, but my periods are still regular.

    Answer by Ballad at 1:06 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • I started in my late 30's and the first symptom was night sweats--horrible night sweats, which I had never had before. Then I got heart palpitations after that.

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:11 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • Every one is different. My periods started acting crazy 5 years before they stoped all together. Then after I stopped having period. The hot flash's and night sweats started I went and had a test done to see if I am in menopause. and I am. the sweating was bad and the mood swings too. so I started estrogen pills.


    Answer by louise2 at 1:14 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • TODAY!

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 1:21 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

  • I think my mom was 40ish, at least that's when her periods started going all crazy.

    Answer by mommy_jules at 1:28 PM on Feb. 22, 2013

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