... Hi Linda,
Not that I am happy you are going thru this awful thing, I am so glad to know I am not alone in this. Us women are just suffering with this awful perimenopause. I am still struggling but it isn't as severe as it was in the beginning. It's a milder form of anxiety, depression, and just feeling awful each day. The shortness of breath is what really gets me, the... (25 replies)
... ng. Doc had me stop taking the progesterone pills. My next appointment can't come soon enough. Today has been an awful day for me. I feel awful and have been crying most of the day. I am praying that I get good news at my appointment next week along with a plan to get me back to feeling much better. ... (55 replies)
... Thank you for your words of encouragement and your kindness. I too am thankful for this board. It does give me some peace knowing that I am not alone. I pray that your aches and pains resolve themselves soon. You are right, many of the women I knew when I was young could very well have been dealing with symptoms of peri and we all just thought they were unhappy or in a bad... (55 replies)
... Hi Ladykate211, Thank you for your post. Are you on any type of meds for the perimenopause symptoms? ... (55 replies)
... lly before. I tried as the last resort, bioidentical hormonal cream. It was a life changer for me. Major! I could finally sleep, and it helped my anxiety and the crying spells. Gloom and doom followed me around alot during the worst. Hope that helps. I am a melanoma survivor and they let me user it. ... (1 replies)
... I have always had hormone issues with PMS and now that perimenopause is kicking in its 100x worse than it's ever been before. I can't control my moods or my mouth it seems. ... (3 replies)
... ormal. GYN said other ovary should theoretically take over. My most recent peri symptoms are more nausea around supposed ovulation and around period, body aches, crying at nothing the week after my period, tension headaches, etc. My FSH level came back last week at 44. GYN said I am closer to menopause. ... (2 replies)
... red to do anything or leave the house. Also, the added nausea and no appetite out of nowhere then a few days later hungry and starved. This month, I have started crying for no reason whatsoever, just tears streaming down my face. ... (25 replies)
... Hi happyhousewife1, You are not alone and not crazy lol !
I struggle with health anxiety as well, I read your other post, I believe we are the same age; I'll actually be 41 next week, and started seeing peri symptoms around 40. I'm a cancer survivor (bladder) so that certainly doesn't help with the health anxiety, but I'm the same way...when I feel good, I'll forget it for a... (6 replies)
... seems to linger. The other question have have is, is perimenopause pain usually one sided? ... (12 replies)
... HI, I'm 45 and I'm a hypochondriac......at least that's what I feel like. It does comfort me to see so many other women with the same symptoms. I've had two major panic attacks, one in 2012 (when all this started) and one in 2013, and ended up in the hospital. They ER docs actually asked me if I was using "recreational drugs" because they couldn't find anything wrong with me.... (9 replies)
... I just got my period for the 4th straight month at close to day 28. I'm feeling pretty good except I still have some anxiety and feel like crying during certain times almost as if I'm still having the roller coaster hormone levels. I can feel great one day and crappy the next. ... (4 replies)
... Hi MerryKate. I just want to tell you that evening primrose oil is a phytoestrogen, so if you are estrogen dominant, then I wouldn't be taking this supplement. Evening primrose oil helps if your estrogen is low,but if your progesterone is low, it will make it worse. Just speaking from five years of experience dealing with unbalanced hormones. T (17 replies)
... I know how you feel been going through it for over one year. I started last December, and its been no fun at all to deal with. The crying spells, anxiety, cold flashes, hot flashes, nauseous, and the bleeding with clots. The cold spells are the worst cause it hits me from head to toe. ... (17 replies)
... Having a bad day today. Friday I woke up feeling like crying and so nauseated. Was meeting a friend at the gym and went anyhow. We did yoga and walked the treadmill and she just listened to me. ... (17 replies)
... re better off addressing the root cause, which is hormonal imbalance. What you're describing sounds like estrogen dominance, which happens with a lot of women in perimenopause as the progesterone levels start to drop. Even though your estrogen may also be dropping, the ratio between the two hormones is important. ... (17 replies)
... Hi this is my first post. I am 43, mom of 5 kids and my first grandbaby is expected any day now.
I've been trying to get an GYN to listen to me. First one who delievered my two youngest kids (who are 19 and 14 yrs of age now) told me to buy a Vit D lamp for my mood swings. She did a base line of my hormones years ago but said eveything was just normal and fine. Never did... (17 replies)
... Ive been reading all these posts and this all just sounds like me.I have changed my doctor as my old one was useless, my new doctors have ben brilliant ive had loads of tests thyroid, diabeties, hormones the lot, but my doctor and practice nurse have said hormone tests dont show up untill you have had 12 months period free.Im shaky especially my legs, bad paplatations... (71 replies)
... Yes, low estrogen causes low serotonin (thus, crying and anxiety). And during menopause levels of estrogen can fluctuate widely from the thousands of pg/ml (!) to less than 10 pg/ml within days and then can go up again. I guess it is the ovaries last gasps and the brain trying frantically to make them produce a cycle.
And then as estrogen levels decline (during... (3 replies)
... ge 49. 2 years heavy on off some 15 days long. Anemic on iron. Doc told to me try Provera 10 mg 10 days again had tried year before bad reaction but then ER gyno said I had to take Provera to stop the bleeding! - no choice. On Day 1 of provera 10 mg the 26 day bleed stopped! Day 2 thought I was dying of heart attack - heart pains and palps heart pounding in ears up all night... (12 replies)