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I have had three periods on 5 weeks lasting 5-7 days. Extremely heavy flow soaking 1-2 sanitary pads in an hour for first three days. The pain is so excruciating in combination with flow makes it difficult to work or do anything. Suggestions I thought it was the start of menopause.

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replied May 15th, 2019
Menstruation Answer A64991
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and I understand your concern.
These irregular and heavy periods are consistent with perimenopause. You can take tibolone and mefenemic acid for symptomatic relief.
I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
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