Re: I'm new & need support!
Not to sound like a broken record, but please do make a Dr. appointment for yourself. If you aren't taking care of yourself and you feel miserable, then you really aren't giving your family the best of you, much less having any quality of life for yourself. It's best for you and your family if you feel well.
There are so many options out there for women with menopausal symptoms. Take a few minutes and do research on how diet and exercise can affect the way you feel as well as vitamins, supplements, etc. Many women on this board swear by taking extra calcium, fish/flax oils and magnesium for starters. Your doctor can help with information about hormones replacement including bcp and bioidentical hormones (rather than synthetic). The more you are informed, the more you will get out of your Dr. visit.
You are not alone! Our lives are full and stressful and having to deal with not feeling well can be overwhelming. Hang in there and just make the appointment.
AND you need to get a pap test and mammogram!