This is a weird cycle.

Today is Day 2 of the Very Early Cycle. By now I should be experiencing a very heavy flow, but by noon I was already tapering. I’ve been spotting most of the afternoon and evening, though I have been cramping up to a 5 on the scale for much of the day. Still have the low back pain, too. Lots of debris and at times brown blood. I have consumed 1,200mg Ibuprofen today.

I have placed a call to my GYN, and await her response.

In the meantime, I looked up “perimenopause”.

According to Mayo Clinic, “see your doctor if:

* Bleeding occurs between periods
* Periods regularly occur less than 21 days apart”

Well this is the first time it’s happened, so I guess I’m stuck waiting to see if my periods get any more crazy than they have been. Back in 2011, my period started showing up 3 days late from time to time. By August, 2012, I’d moved from a 25 to a 28+ day cycle.
Last month was 29 days. So to go from that to 19 days is a big deal, and makes me believe I’ve hit perimenopause.

Nothin’ I can do but sit back and keep watching it. If 2 more cycles go by like this, I’ll definitely want to get checked out by my GYN to make sure it’s nothing worse than perimenopause or endo behaviour.

I don’t know yet if this is related, but I have major restless leg issues going on tonight. I’ve eaten a banana and I have taken a calcium pill to no benefit as of yet.

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