I will add what I can to this. I am now 56. I have still not gone through menopause. I told my regular gp, I thought I was. She did a blood test to show my hormone levels and says I am not in menopause yet.
I have had problems all my life with periods. As a teenager I would get this really bad outbreak of acne, and sometimes would have to get an antibiotic for it until my period passed. Even today at 56 have acne outbreaks during that time.
In my latter teens and early twenties I had irregular periods all the time. One every 4 months.
In my early 30's seen an endocrinologist who said I was hypothyroid, and after being on medication for a while my periods became nice and regular. I also suffered bad clinical depression probably due to the low thyroid problem.
Now my periods come when they want to and are very scanty, even though I am regularly tested for my thyroid and take my meds. I think I need more progesterone, and was given extra for 3 months once, and it helped.
For years I had dry eyes. Didn't know it. Just knew my mom would always comment that every time I came to see her I was rubbing my eyes.
About 5 or 6 years ago now, I just know it's like a truck ran over me, and I struggled to get out of bed. Was having what I first thought was pneumonia, but one doctor said it's not pneumonia , but your lungs are dry, and that is keeping you from breathing. Suddenly I itched all the time. Pains here and there. My skin hurt, my eyes hurt, my bones hurt moving around to different places. My teeth started going bad fast. Never knew what constipation was, or out of the blue diarrhea. Never use to have the memory problems like now. I no longer could walk long enough to exercise like I use to, therefore the weight started piling on, etc, etc,.
I don't know anymore than when I started responding here , but hope it means something.