I am hoping that some of you gals have some information that can help me out. I am 45 years old and had a hysterectomy (uterus/cervix removed) 15 years ago. They left my ovaries, since I was fairly young and they were working appropriately. Recently, I began noticing some changes that led me to believe I might have entered perimenopause - - - occasional night sweats, always hot, emotional, etc. When my doctor was running some routine blood tests, I asked him to add the FSH test, just to see if I was entering this phase. The results came back yesterday and the FSH was within "normal" range at 11.7. I was checking around online and a few places stated that if the FSH is over 10, it could be the beginning of perimenopause. I was hoping someone had information that would either confirm or deny this for me. I don't want to make excuses for my behaviors, but at the same time, I feel like something is definitely happening to me and I would feel better if it had to do with perimenopause and not just me going nutso..... Anyone have any thoughts??? Thank you.