Before I start, I'll say that, yes, I plan on seeing my doctor. I just wanted to get some non-technical information from MY experts! I have a sneaking suspision that I'm in the very early stages of menopause .....I think. First of all, my cycle is no longer a cycle. I've been bad about keeping track (meaning I haven't LOL) but basically I've been spotting off and on since spring. At one point I did it for an entire month with one week of heavy spotting....like a period but not. Once in awhile I'll spot a day or two and then nothing for days but usually the spotting is every couple of weeks. To be on the safe side though, I pretty much wear a pad constantly. The good thing about this is that I have endometriosis so "normal" periods are usually extremely painful for me....the spotting? Not a twinge. Ok, so maybe I feel a bit "pinchy" at times but compared to my "usual"...pffft. Also, and this may just be a coincidence, I've noticed that the last couple of weeks, my usual deodorant hasn't been lasting the day like it had been. Is this something that happens during menopause? I'll use the same amount I always do and by the end of even my work day.... I can smell a bit of rankness and I feel.....sticky. Obviously your body chemistry changes during menopause but this is something I hadn't heard about and thought I'd ask. Otherwise...I haven't had any emotional issues normally associated with menopause. I've been on an AD for awhile and I"m still taking it but I feel pretty good. Actually my stress level is down since difficult child moved into his own place. (Did I post about that???? We are officially empty nesters!!! ) Anyhoo....no mood swings, no hot flashes, nothing out of the ordinary other than what I already mentioned. And let me tell you...when I have "normal" periods....there is more than a tad of PMS. (Just ask husband) So....any of this ring any bells with anyone?