Rachel Megan (becoming_rachel) wrote in vaginapagina,
Rachel Megan

Period MIA, Negative tests, menopause?

Hi all.
I posted here before about this issue, hoping I can get some more feedback.

I'm a 38 year old cisgender woman with one child (biological). I went on the Mirena IUD when my baby was about six months old, and didn't get periods while on it. I had it removed in April 2016. Since then, I had 2 or three periods only. The last one was in September. I have taken several HPT and all are negative.

I am wondering if it could be early menopause. The only possible symptoms I've noticed that could be related to that is feeling warm at certain times when no one else is (and I'm cold all the time normally), fatigue, and bloating, but I also have a kidney issue that can cause these too.

Most of the women in my family went through menopause much later, but my mom did have an aunt that was completely menopausal by age 35.

I am going to see my doctor (life has just gotten in the way) but don't they have to wait until you're at a certain point in your cycle to test for perimenopause? I have no idea where my cycle is at. I'm also not thrilled with the idea of going back on hormonal birth control (the pill gave me bad side effects),so not sure what the next steps will be. Ideas? Feedback?
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