Irregular periods are a normal part of the menopausal transition and occur because the ovaries are no longer producing eggs. As the ovaries stop producing eggs, women experience a gradual decline in the production of the hormones oestrogen and progesterone, which are secreted from the ovaries and this can lead to irregular periods.
If the periods are not occurring too close to each other, you do not need to take medications to treat them. Having said that, hormonal medications containing oestrogen and progesterone can be used to regulate your irregular periods around this time, but these medications have associated risks and are not routinely recommended for all. It is always good to understand the risks and benefits from a healthcare provider before starting them.
While medications can help regulate your periods, they cannot “cure” them, as they are a normal part of the menopausal transition. If you are experiencing irregular periods and are concerned, it is important to talk to your healthcare provider to determine the best course of action for your specific situation.