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When do you know if you are starting Menopause?

I am not sure about this. However, some changes have occurred and since my mom isnt here to ask, RIP she is, I was curious if any of the other mom's who have gone thru this may know. I'd appreciate it. Since there isnt a test to see if you are starting it and etc. Plus any help for thing that will come up in the next months and years(?)
Thank you
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Merry Christmas

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CloudWeaver

Asked by CloudWeaver at 9:32 AM on Dec. 23, 2009 in Health

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  • for the most part, they aren't 'diagnosed' until your symptoms have shown their faces for a year.

    http://www.webmd.com/menopause/guide/menopause-symptoms-types
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 9:41 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • mainly, a year after your last period...other than that, it gets a little sketchy, as everyone is different, and doesn't always fit into the 'average' ranges.
    thehairnazi

    Answer by thehairnazi at 9:44 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • You can go through Peri-menopause for years before even entering menopause. During peri-menopause is when all the symptoms hit you. Like the ladies above said, you are not in menopause until periods have stopped for over a year.
    admckenzie

    Answer by admckenzie at 9:54 AM on Dec. 23, 2009

  • Oic I have been in Peri-menopause for ten years already! Thanks for helping me and the links! Merry Christmas!
    CloudWeaver

    Answer by CloudWeaver at 12:05 PM on Dec. 23, 2009

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