Uggh. Have to say I'm not enjoying this perimenopause bit. I'm 45, cycles have been a bit wonky for 18 months now - some every 17 days, some every 6 weeks, some with considerable amount of flooding. So now it seems we have a 'new' symptom! I haven't had a 'true' period for about 9 weeks now. It was fairly normal. Then five weeks later when I thought I was going to start (had cramps etc) there was a few days of brown spotting, nothing else. Now 4 weeks later again I wake up to what I believe will be a period - crampy, ikky feeling and a tinge of red on paper.... but again it seems to have fizzled into brown spotting. But the cramps! I feel like my body is fighting itself - one part saying it's time to shed the lining and another side saying "nope, done with that". I'm sure there will be a decent lining built up. In my OE IVF's I always built a 12+ lining and I was expecting this period to be one of the horrible 'flooding' ones that I've had over the last year or so. But no. I feel bloated, heavy and even physically like throwing up. Anyone been through something similar or have any ideas of what can be done?
I have been on the pill in preparation for a cycle, and that calmed the symptoms, but I had no sex drive.
I am now considering HRT now that my body is out of the equation (surrogacy is up next).