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Welp, I haven't had a period since last October and I went to the doctor this week and had my FSH done again, and, it was high. So my doctor thinks that is probably it and I won't have another period.

I can't tell if this is a good thing or a bad thing.

Of course... never having a period again is an AMAZING thing. And I know this may put me at better odds of not having estrogen related cancers. Apparently the number of periods you have is related to risk of cancer. Under 415 puts you at the least risk and I got my period late. Almost 15 and got my last period at 48.

But it also doesn't seem great for all the other things that estrogen has a protective effect for... such as bone health and heart risk. I did just by a total gym to try to keep bone and muscle health strong.

I suppose the good news is that the only possible symptom I noticed was anxiety and some night sweats. But if this is it... it was blessedly easy.

Anyone have any thoughts on it?
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Menopause was a breeze for me. In fact I didn't even really notice it was happening. My periods were really irregular anyway due to one of my meds, and so when they stopped I didn't really notice. It wasn't until I went into my Dr. for a physical and the nurse asked when my last period was, and I was "um, sometime last year" that I realized they'd stopped. I was done with it,by 43. I had no symptoms, no hot flashes, no night sweats, nothing. The only thing, I've had post menopause that really bugs me, is a dramatic increase in facial hair. I'm constantly having to pluck.
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Emily Fox, if all you had is a bit of anxiety and some night sweats, you are BLESSED. It could be so much worse.

And never having to deal with menses again definitely, as they say, ROCKS.
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Menopause was a breeze for me too. I was doing dance classes 4-5 nights a week plus I drink/ eat a lot of soya which is supposed to help hormonally. I didn't get any sweats. Only nuisance that I find as I become older is that my body takes longer to recover from strenuous physical activity. Young person rests one hour, I need to rest for 3 or 4!

When I was young I had one friend who performed acrobatics all the way through her pregnancy - without disclosing to her doctors. She said her body was accustomed to acrobatics just as much as most women are accustomed to walking. So I figure... my body keeps doing what it has always done, but more slowly.
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Ha ha... my doctor said "Emily looks like you will never have another period again."

Emily's body said "oh yah"

Today I got my first period since October 2018. Almost 9 months.

Funny, it seems my entire life the only way to motivate me is to tell me I can't do something, apparently my body is like "oh yah"
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