Shifting from peri - to meno
I'm 51 and have started missing more periods than I'm having (the ones I have tend to be very heavy with some clotting). For the last few years regular periods I have noticed signs that I'm in peri - losing muscle/elasticity, thinning hair, mood and energy swings, weight gain, memory problems (yow!), Andy Rooney eyebrows (now is that fair?:). I've had some warm flashes but nothing serious and not lately.
So....what's in store? I realize its different for everyone but when did certain symptoms start for you all?
Anyone get through without HRT? (Is that a good thing?)
(P.S. my mother had an early hysterectomy so I can't use her as an example, my sister, 7 yrs older, did HRT because of painful fibroids which HRT cleared up, she went off after a year or two, I'm uncertain what else she has experienced)