"Cortisone shots" leading to irregular menses
I'm asking here because I would only accept natural remedies or treatments.
I'm 37, and it appears that I'm starting early menopause. Now, granted, I understand that some people do start early, but usually "early" means mid-40's, and I've found nothing online or in a library that says anything younger is normal. I have a full health-check my my gyn tomorrow to just check things out, but we've had several conversations on the phone, to which he says "sounds normal" and "don't worry too much, but everything points to that". I am very diligent with my annual, and that was in late August. Otherwise I'm healthy, and have never had any serious menstrual issues at all. I don't eat anything out of packages, generally only natural meat, veggies, dairy products, etc. No chemicals. No soy. The only thing new is a pain clinic treatment of cortisone injections into my spine. (Walking is always good.)
Disclaimer: I could care less if I'm officially infertile. I have been spayed for many years. I'm not emotionally tied up in this, just concerned about what might have caused it. I'm always seeking the underlying causes for the weird stuff my body does. I'm not looking for HRT information as of yet. I've Googled everything I can think of already.
My request for comments is this...
Has it happened to anyone before?
Do you have any ideas about what might cause it?
Has anyone had cortisone injections mess up hormone levels?
Do you know of any terms that I might look up that I haven't already thought of?
Without resorting to HRT, do you know of any other natural options for dealing with menopause issues?