Hey all, I'm 41 and for most of my life had pretty regular 29 day cycles, conceived and bore 3 kids without too much difficulty. For the last several months I've had heavier periods with clotting. They're also getting closer togather. I've experienced some spotting a couple of days before the AF for the first time. And this month, my period is something like 20 days after the start of the last one! I just had a CBC to check for anemia (which I have off and on). I guess I should get my thyroid checked... hands definitely get cold, but I thought that was an anemia thing. No especial hair loss and my energy is about as usual. I have a gyn appointment in a couple of weeks to get this checked out. If this is low preogesterone/perimenopause, isn't it starting awfully EARLY?