I'm confused...please help!
I have a question that I'm hoping someone can answer for me.
Does having a high FSH level (68.7) mean that you are in post-menopause?
I am 40 years old and haven't had my period in 3 months. I went off the pill last March of 2008 and then started having alot of weird symptoms (night sweats, hot flashes, anxiety, heart palpitations, stomach upset and GERD). I thought all of this were due to going off the pill but then someone mentioned peri-menopause to me. I honestly had never even heard of this. I made an appointment with my OB over the summer and he told me that I was too young for menopause so he told me it was probably anxiety. Well I had three periods since March and they were all pretty heavy. My last one was November 1st. I went back to my OB two weeks ago and told him something was definitely going on. He ordered some blood tests and a pelvic ultrasound. His nurse called me today and told me that my FSH was 68.7 and that he wants me to go on HRT (Vivelle Dot and Prometrium). Oh brother...I've never even heard of those drugs.
I don't have the night sweats or hot flashes anymore but I definitely have the heart palpitations, anxiety and just feeling kind of spacey.
Is there a chance that I will get my period again or does the high FSH level confirm that I am done? I really don't want to go on HRT if I don't need to...but I would like to feel better if I can.
Last edited by Mstic1; 04-07-2009 at 05:52 PM.