Text Books Cycles and Then Nothing!
My cycles have been the classic 28 days since shortly after the birth of my daughter 13 years ago. Suddenly, this month I have had the usual symptoms of cramps, breast tenderness, bloating, moodiness, however my period hasn't yet come. I am 9 days late as of today and don't know what to make of it (I am 100% positive I am NOT pregnant). I am 47 years old and menopause if absolutely a possibility but it seems so out of the blue. I thought there were signs leading up to menopause such as irregularity, longer or shorter cycles, etc. I realize that the absence of my period could definitely constitute irregularity but now I am confused on what I should expect next. I am getting ready to go on a lengthy vacation and with my periods always being so predictable, this is unnerving! Should I still expect to get a period at some point this cycle since I do have symptoms? On a side note, and I'm note sure if this has any relevance, but my temperature first thing upon waking is 98.4-98.6 (which if I recall correctly would indicate that I DID ovulate?? It's been a long time since I have charted temps so maybe I have that all wrong...
Thanks for any insight you can provide :)