Symptoms of "the change" are coming fast and furious, now. I'm kind of excited. Not just at the wonder of how human bodies manage themselves....but if I'm starting this early, hopefully I'll finish early (like my one sister who also had no kids) and never have to worry about birth control again. Hopefully, it won't last seven more years.
My older sister stopped all of a sudden at 50 with no symptoms. I went until 55, and wasn't really that pleasant, but not anything I couldn't deal with. The thermostat problem was the worst. If I got cold, I couldn't warm up, and if I got hot, I couldn't cool down.