Written by Rita Kyurklyan
Ways to Know if Perimenopause is Ending Soon
Can you calculate your last period?
It’s been a few months, maybe even a year into perimenopause and you’re wondering, “Am I close to the end?” Medically the definitive end of your time in perimenopause is the absence of a period for 12 consecutive months. Here’s the unfortunate and tricky part which is a bit annoying as well, there’s no way to know when your period will be your last.
We know that’s not the answer you’re looking for, especially with all the advancements in medicine today but there just isn’t an exact science to figure out when the last one will be. That being said, there are some signs your body will show that hint you are nearing the end of perimenopause.
Signs the end may be near
During the beginning of perimenopause it feels like there is a lot happening to you at once and in reality there is. Your hormones are a mess, hot flashes, brain fog, insomnia, and even mood swings while trying to balance a normal day to day life.
Toward the end though the symptoms are said to possibly increase in intensity for a short moment of time as after you enter menopause they will lighten. As well your period shows up much more scantly and your flow slowly lightens.
Some physicians say that when your periods are more than 60 days apart it is a good sign that you are near the end of perimenopause and slowly transitioning into menopause. This is yet another reason it is a good idea to calendar your periods as it can be tricky to remember when it last occurred.
How long does late perimenopause last?
The latent stage of perimenopause is not an exact science and varies from individual to individual. Some women can be in this stage for a few months while others are in the late stage for one to three years. Both instances are completely normal but if you have any questions regarding your overall well-being reach out to your provider for a better understanding of what you are going through.
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