I was diagnosed as Peri-menopausal at age 40. I'm 43 now and I haven't had a period for 15 months. Yesterday, after suffering PMT like symptoms for what seemed like ages, I started a period. I am somewhat surprised as I thought after 12 months without them, I wouldn't have any more. Am I still in the Peri phase or can you have periods when you have started the menopause? I'm a bit confused!

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You won’t get the menopause the minute you turn 50! The average starting age is actually between 45 and 55 and it can often depend on a number of factors including hereditary, weight and health, however every single woman will have an individual menopause.

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