Hi, I am 39 and my last period was in August 2008. My blood tests show a FSH level of 66.4, my LH level is 32.6 and my oestradiol level is 93. I came off the pill over 3 yrs ago & had normal periods before and since then with the exception of missing a period for 2 months around July 2006 - the FSH level at that time was 35. I do not have children & am not pregnant. I have an ultra sound appointment on Monday. Is there likely to be any other explanation apart from early menopause or ovarian failure? I am not overweight although have put on a little weight recently, especially around my tummy, but i think i suffer from IBS although not diagnosed. I've also read that chinese herbs and acupuncture can help reduce the FSH levels, is this true?
I have a print out of the test results and although against some of the other test results the range is quoted, for the 3 results i've listed FSH, LH & oestradiol the range is blank. My doctor says she has never known anyone how is perimenopausal or menopausal to just have their periods stop for so long, normally they become irregular, stop & starting over a period of time.
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