I learned something new today, I'm experiencing "phantom periods". That is to say, I have cramps, bloating, backache and moodiness without actually having my period. I haven't had a normal period since January so, it's like having PMS for two months straight. Here I was, actually looking forward to menopause because I have had such bad issues with PMS my whole life and it turns out now, I can have all of the same symptoms and not get my period, PLUS I get the added bonus of feeling hopeless and having suicidal thoughts. It's official, I'm an old bitch...time to grow a mustache and start wearing stretchy pants. *sigh* For the more mature SF members, how did you deal with either yourself or your partner going through perimenopause and menopause?