age at onset of menses

New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
[ << Previous Thread | Next Thread >> ]

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1564
   Posted 4/4/2005 6:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, ladies, we know just about everything else about each other!!!  May as well do a poll.
This question interests me, too.  I know I started at 10, and my 2 daughters started at 9 and 10.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2272
   Posted 4/4/2005 7:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I was a young 12. My mother was 10 or so.

Good question, Bev!

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 349
   Posted 4/4/2005 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 9. My daughter was 10.
Somedays, it just doesn't pay to gnaw through the leather straps
I am neither made or unmade by happenings around me, but by my reaction to them.
May this disease NEVER be allowed to take another wife, mother, daughter, sister, lover or friend........
I cannot control the wind, but I CAN adjust my sails 
You can choose to look UP or DOWN--it's all about putting perfume on a pig. It is still a pig and it STILL stinks, but it stinks BETTER!
Mikki630's Breast Cancer Chronicle--Demystifying BC, one step at a time

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 1294
   Posted 4/4/2005 8:01 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 12, daughter was 10.


 Perfume and incense bring joy to the heart, and the pleasantness of one's friend springs from his earnest counsel.

Proverbs 27:9

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 1373
   Posted 4/4/2005 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 16, last on my block
"Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall." -Confucius


Regular Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 146
   Posted 4/4/2005 9:30 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 11, and my daughter 13.

Veteran Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 2044
   Posted 4/4/2005 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I think I was 12 or 13, probably in 7th grade. Can't remember that far back. I think DD was about the same age, although she was very irregular right into college when she went on birth control pills to regulate her cycle. She just didn't like not knowing when "it" might start. Lauri
"Go confidently into the direction of your dreams. Live the life you always imagined" Thoreau
Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.

Regular Member

Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 205
   Posted 4/4/2005 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was 12 and as you all know from my thread yesterday DD was 9.
Thanks for thinking of this question, it's given me some relieve to see that it's not that uncommon to start at 9 or 10.  But once again it poses the question; does this increase a girls risk for BC?
Snowflakes are one of nature's most fragile things, but just look what they can do when they stick together.

-Vesta M. Kelly

Veteran Member

Date Joined Oct 2004
Total Posts : 826
   Posted 4/5/2005 6:07 PM (GMT -6)   
I started the month before I turned 11 and remember it like it was yesterday.  LOL

Regular Member

Date Joined Jul 2003
Total Posts : 352
   Posted 4/6/2005 12:19 AM (GMT -6)   

I started in 7th grade so probably 12 or 13.  Remember it, because my mom had never talked to me about it and I was scared.  Vowed if I ever had a daughter I would make sure she knew before, but didn't have to experience that - no daughters.


Veteran Member

Date Joined Mar 2005
Total Posts : 635
   Posted 4/6/2005 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Started around 14...late bloomer

Veteran Member

Date Joined Sep 2003
Total Posts : 854
   Posted 4/6/2005 1:43 PM (GMT -6)   
I started when I was 13, and my daughter started the night before her 13th birthday.


New Topic Post Reply Printable Version
Forum Information
Currently it is Tuesday, October 25, 2016 4:03 PM (GMT -6)
There are a total of 2,711,900 posts in 299,033 threads.
View Active Threads

Who's Online
This forum has 153620 registered members. Please welcome our newest member, nanno2nd2.
340 Guest(s), 13 Registered Member(s) are currently online.  Details
alephnull, George_, RUSS504, woodpecker43, imagardener2, jliggett69, smlafleur, bdbbauden, steveinErie, blksteeda, searching1, dbwilco, Boon1

Follow on Facebook  Follow on Twitter  Follow on Pinterest

©1996-2016 LLC  All rights reserved.

Advertise | Privacy Policy & Disclaimer