... i am new to this sight today. i am 49 and have been living a nightmare for the past year and a half. i keep chaulking it up to peri-menapause, but how can there be so may different symptoms.......gi problems, reflux, noisey gi. Changed eating habbits, no dairy, no pork, no caffine. anxiety, gitters, tingling, feeling like your body is humming from the inside, insomnia, hot... (25 replies)
... Im 45-have just had my period twice in 10 days..feeling pretty bad..this has been going on at least 3 yrs..on/off-
I have to go back to my gyn to have more tests to determine the problems-but her initial exam-proved i was ok-pap etc.
Symptoms-bad headaches/frequent periods-Weight gain-
i was always average weight-but after going on a new med-a few months in-i gained close... (2 replies)
... well we arent all going nuts we just cant help it!, there should be more done and research for the menapause and peri menapause , its shamefull what we have to go through and it is just tossed to one side. ... (23 replies)
... Hello everyone, I'm new here and I'm so glad I found this topic being discussed. Two months ago I started having vaginal burning. No itching just slight burning inside the vagina, nothing on the outside. I've been checked for yeast, vaginosis, STD's, pap test, and UTI's all are negative.
The gyno has even tried several different creams but it still continues. After reading... (4 replies)
... Well it wasn't menapause. I tested negative for peri-menapause. I guess #1 I just get cranky from being sick and #2 I guess maybe the 5 lesions on my liver & 2 ovarian cysts (I didn't mention to doc) may bring the night sweats and hot flashes on. I don't know what else would explain it. My family said they can't imagine what I will be like once I do reach menapause as bad as I... (2 replies)
... Hi joy,
I think it depends on what sypmtoms your having. I have very low progesterone, which causes my periods to be very close together (sometimes 2 weeks apart), and sometimes I would have spotting from the end of one cycle to the beginning of the other.
The GYN put me on progesterone for 12 days of the month. This has worked very well. Only once so far my cycle got... (5 replies)
... My dr's kept telling me there was no way too! Finally, at age 39, I was diagnosed with Premature Ovarian Failure or early menopause. All my hormones tested post menapausal.
Ask your dr. to check Estrogen, FSH and LH on day 3 of your cycle. Also thyroid levels too as they can mimick symptoms of menapause.
Good luck~ (17 replies)
... It is possible that your symptoms are due to peri-menopause but they could also be due to your hormones being totally out of whack after having a baby. It can take many months for the hormones to sort themselves out and reach normal levels again and since the same hormones are in play for both pregnancy and peri, you could well get many of the same symptoms.
You might want... (1 replies)
... Hi Hopeful,
My mother is now post menopause and I'm peri. My mother started to gain some weight and what she did was increase her exercise regimen and weight lifting. She also ate less beef, pork and chicken, increase her intake of vegetables and fruits. Ate less starchy food such as bread and rice and ate whole wheat and brown rice.
She gained only 5 lbs in the last... (7 replies)
... Senior Veteran - Thank you. Thank you. Thank you. For being there for me and all the other women out there with questions and no answers. Answering my silly questions and helping me to realize that it is what it is and although we should all take seriously our bodies' messages; for me, most of the readings have been related to peri, because the drs weren't able to find... (7 replies)
... most of the time the symptoms lasted all month long. They weren't like PMS symptoms they were the 35 symptoms of peri that rotated. Sometimes it was indigestion, sometimes aches that were not easy to explain, irritable bladder, irritable bowel, and on and on. ... (7 replies)
... I am in peri with hashimotos thyroid and miserable! ... (7 replies)
... Thanks for replying, RMC12 (could you imagine people actually having names like the ones they pick for themselves for sites like these, lol!).
I have also had gastro intestinal problems, but never associated it with this peri-menapause business.
Your reply was reassuring to me. To be honest, I am going through some other serious health problems, so this one I won't get too... (6 replies)
... This is too much of a coincidence. I came to this board today because I had my period 3/1 thru 3/7 and now I got it again today light brownish. I got scared because the last time I went to see my gyn she said let me know if you get your periods more than once in a month. I did tell her that has happened maybe 3 other times to me but that it's too far and few in between. I'm... (22 replies)
... :wave: Hello there!! I believe to be in the same boat as you. I am 37 years old and have a 6 year old son. I have skipped a period and my husband and I thought maybe I was pregnant again, because we do not use any protection, but my hpt was negative, sooooooooo ......I think this may be my problem. I have an appointment with my Ob/Gyn next Wednesday also to see if this is the... (5 replies)
... Hi everyone -
I just found this site today....Thank GOD!! Up until a few days ago I thought I was loosing my mind. I am 38 and for the last 2 months I have been having panic attacks, depression, insomnia, forgetful, hard time paying attention, etc. My dad passed away suddenly at the beginning of December so at first I thought that was what was causing this, but it keeps... (5 replies)
... Don't take estrogen! The problem is when we are going through menopause, we have something called "estrogend dominance". It makes you get migraine headaches, it makes you retain water, it makes you gain weight very easily because when you have estrogen dominance it forces your body to store fat! Go get yourself some good natural progesterone cream. I have noticed more... (2 replies)
... Since starting perimenopause I've had extremely irregular periods...from two periods in one month, spotting every couple of days, child birth cramps, to no periods at all. Of course every time that I'm a week late or miss a period I'm rejoicing hoping that I'm now fully in menopause.
Weight gain is also an issue with me. It seems to be common for women like ourselves... (2 replies)
... I know what the reports say about HRTs, but their are some natural ones out there and it can sure make your life easier to cope with! I think menapause is just as difficult on the husbands....I called it going into my cave time of life. ... (8 replies)
... job taking care of yourself!!! You would be in worse condition now if you hadn't. You would be like me trying to catch up and take care now so I can cope with menapause and life at 50.... ... (9 replies)