August 6th, 2006

question about amenorrhea

Sorry if this topic has been posted before, but I couldn't find anything in the memories.

My question is about amenorrhea. I haven't had a period in about a year now. That is to say, I haven't experienced any bleeding. I have, however, experienced mood swings and cravings (more so than usual) around the middle of some months- the same time I used to menstruate. 

1. Is it possible to have amenhoria and still feel the hormonal/emotional side effects of a period? I also sometimes feel bloated around this time, so is it possible to also have physical side effects? 

2. How has your experience with amenorrhea been? Have you simply gone through the month with no difference around your old 'time'. ? Have you experienced any typical side effects of periods, despite the fact that you're not getting one?