Irregularity and predicting final period?
First of all I love natpro! It has a made a huge difference in my life. And so has this website. I can't thank you enough for making this information available.
I would like to know if irregular periods can be used as a predictor of when you'll get your last period. I am 44 years old. My cycle was 29 days for several years. In the past year or so it has changed. It was 27 days for a few months, then 26 days for a month, then I had one that was only 16 days, followed by two cycles that were 32 and 33 days. Currently, it is back to 27 or 28 days--I think, hahaha. Previously, I'd always been like clockwork--almost down to the hour so this is driving me crazy.
1) is there any way to guess how many of these irregular periods until the final one? I have read that once irregularity sets in, it usually lasts about 20 cycles.
2)How do you know if you're irregular? If your cycle is off by one day? Two days? A week?
2) is the progesterone really regulating my periods? If so, how long will this work? At some point, I should start skipping periods, right? When have you "skipped" a period? When you've gone 6 weeks since the last period? 8 weeks?
Thanks for any advice,