Ready to start the pill for peri symptoms
Hello everyone. I've been on the boards for approx 1 yr and still doing battle with what I'm 100% convinced is peri. My gyn still insists I'm too young - 40
the symptoms started out with pretty violent shaking and shortness of breath, with alot of research and initiating the process of elimination myself by seeking specialists the tests have been all clear so what else is left??? HORMONES!! Which is what I suspected right from the start
I've been on and off different meds mostly for the anxiety. Off them now the original symptoms decreased and more and more of the peri symtpoms are present. My cycle has been regular (27/28 days) there has been some minor but noticable changes, what once was pms 2 days before the start has shifted around the month, there is no certain day during the cycle it all starts, each month it's a wait and see approach.
Just recently I've been getting 3/4 pimples a few days of the start, it's been way over 20 yrs since I've had a pimple on my face right before it starts. The most bland food repeats on me, And for the big finish, my sleep disturbance has gotten much worse over the last few months, sometimes I have trouble falling alseep but the new challenge is getting back to sleep after waking (for no reason) well before the sun comes up. I never feel rested which is totally new for me ... my husband used to call me the "SLEEP CHAMP" never, ever had touble sleeping before. It takes a big push to get things done, seems like I can't stay focused on the smallest things, the brain seems to be in a fog, etc. This is a very dramatic chage for me
My last gyn visit she suggested a low dose of birth control to ease what she only hears as the PMS (cramps, moods, etc), I feel it's time to give up the frustrating battle of words (Peri vs PMS) and take the pill. I worry it can get worse as the menopause yrs approach.
PS ... the genetics issue is also eliminated, my mom was pregnant with her 7th child at the age of 40. We never knew about her menopausal yrs, she hid it very well, too busy taking care of atleast 4 of the younger kids by then.
Last edited by Barbz615; 07-03-2006 at 06:56 PM.