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AC and menopause

ksfc
Posts: 252
Joined: Apr 2002

I've had two cycles of AC and my periods are still coming like clockwork. I'm 45 and was expecting the chemo to halt things at least temporarily, but probably permanently. How was it for those of you that were premenopausal when you started AC? Thanks, FC

24242
Posts: 1417
Joined: Mar 2001

One can say that nothing is a definite everyone is different and there are cases where it doesn't affect women in this way. Just like very likely you will loose your hair but odd one doesn't it seems. Statistics are amazing aren't they but do they always paint a clear picture, NOT.
I was meno and then all over the place after chemo. Now 5 years later must be meno again isn't this fun, hated the 3 week periods though. Remember to give your body the best chances of all and keep your nutritional level and water levels way up, flush that right out of your blood. I do hope you are one that doesn't go through the wonder years.
Be good to yourself,
Tara

jmears
Posts: 270
Joined: Jul 2001

I had my last period after my 2nd chemo AC treatment ... 12/2000 ... has not returned. I was 43. I guess it all depends on the person. Good luck with your treatments. Jamie

karbear
Posts: 166
Joined: Aug 2001

When I did AC ,after the second treatment I went into menopause and I am being kept in menopause with tamoxifen and Lupron. I guess this is one good part of all this ,,right??? lol..lol..Best of Luck and God Bless. karin

claregina
Posts: 8
Joined: Jan 2002

I got my period the day of my surgery, 1/17/01, had my first AC February 7, never got a period again. I was 47. That was the plus side of it... good luck, carol

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bullfrog13
Posts: 216
Joined: Apr 2002

Dear FC. chemo halted my periods right after my hair fell out after second treatment.... that was over a year ago..and i will be on chemo for another 3 months..and my hair has come back and for the last two months my periods have returned.. JUST MY LUCK the ONLY good thing I had come out of this whole ordeal IE: NO PERIOD.. and now it has come back.. lol..ah such is life.. good luck with it... Jerilyn --44 year old mom of 5...

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