The overall answer is roughly the same, sleeping.........a lot.
There may be another reason for it though, and it's something nobody really talks about:
Yup, it appears to be arriving at my doorstep. They call it pre-menopausal, when you originally start. Quite frankly, I think that's a load of nonsense! I get all the same symptoms, hot flashes, night sweats etc. The only real difference is the gap between menstrual cycles.
I have to say, I'm not sorry if this is too personal. I have spent hours trawling the Internet for information, before actually approaching my Dr. The info is very thinly spread.
It's almost like a hidden subject, but why? Is it because it's a sign of 'growing old'?
I don't see it like that. I see it as the next chapter. Life changes, the female body changes, what's the alternative? I will be talking about it, over the coming months, because someone has to, don't they? I know that this post is filled with more question marks, than answers, but that is how I feel!
I will be trying to cope without any medication, my mum did, so why can't I? I won't shy away from talking about it, why should I!?
So that's where I've been. That's one of the reasons I've been slightly amiss lately, and may be in the future. There are days when I'm just too busy, caring for my bunch. There are also days when I just can't seem to get my brain functioning as it should.
I would like to say, and this is very important:
I have been to the doctor, who has agreed with me, that I'm on the 'change'.
However, if you notice ANY change to your menstrual cycle, please seek medical advice.