It appears you have not yet Signed Up with our community. To Sign Up for free, please click here....



Menopause Message Board
Post New Thread   Closed Thread
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 05-24-2010, 10:34 AM   #1
Newbie
(female)
 
Join Date: May 2010
Posts: 2
Trish M HB User
Menopause ???

have this posted on the Fibro thread as well, really trying to find some clairity

I have had FM for about 20 years although only diagnosed about 7 years ago, for the most part I am still able to function on a daily basis. Was lucky to figure out my triggor point was stress, mostly successful in keeping my stress level low but unfortunatly not all the time.
Lately I have found that my symptoms are increasing with other difficulties occuring as well.
Sleep is becoming less and less, constant feeling of bloating and gas pain, my arthitis is flairing up on more of a regular basis. Hot flashes to the point I feel like I am going to pass out. For the most part I can deal with the physical symptoms except the lack of sleep as it brings on the rest stronger then normal.
My main issue is now I'm going through crying jags. I have never been an overly emotional person, always believed that crying over something took away from the time that you could be working to correct it. The last time I really cried was close to 14 years ago when I lost my mother. About two months ago I started feeling lost all the time and would start crying over the smallest things. Could be watching a comedy and just start crying for no reason.
Have mentioned to my doctor a few months ago that I felt I was heading into early menopause but he totally disagreed with me. Although he's not a believer in FM either. The hard part is to have a family doctor where I am is a rare occurance as doctors are in short supply.
Has anyone else gone through this? Is it just part of the FM increasing with age?

Any insight would be greatly appreciated

 
Sponsors Lightbulb
   
Old 05-24-2010, 05:37 PM   #2
Inactive
(female)
 
lKaz's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Location: Oregon
Posts: 387
lKaz HB User
Re: Menopause ???

Hi Trish M!
Is FM Fibromyalgia? My understanding is that's a disease with pain all over the body, is that correct?

Anyway, as far as the crying, I totally relate with you Trish. In fact, I'll ask if a movie is sad before I watch it, lol. I avoid all sad things because I cry like a baby... lol. BUT, on the other hand, it is healthy to cry. And it's totally okay to cry! Crying actually is healing, releasing held in tensions, so that we may finally get relief from those and see a fresh start. I have seen the "light at the end of the tunnel" so-to-speak, only after crying over a painful issue. The meno crying spells are different than that however, as you well know. And like I said, I avoid things that trigger me in this case (even wrong-thinking that can lead to crying).

As far as your hot flashes, etc., I don't know if you're taking anything for relief but I strongly recommend it. If you already are, then what you're using isn't working for you, simply. And not every symptom we experience is linked to a disease. Although it's good to see our doctor's regularly to make sure we're okay, the changing body of us peri/meno women, along with it's aches & pains, doesn't make a disease (only a process). It's hard, I know! Hang in there & make changes where you can. Best wishes for you, ~Karen

 
Old 05-24-2010, 07:20 PM   #3
Senior Veteran
(female)
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: California
Posts: 660
missy222 HB Usermissy222 HB Usermissy222 HB Usermissy222 HB Usermissy222 HB Usermissy222 HB User
Re: Menopause ???

Hi Trish,

Sounds like perimenopause to me, how old are you? Some of the gals on this board in their late 30's early 40's are also going through peri early. Doesn't sound like you have a doctor that is right on board with you, can you see someone else who might be able to help a little more?

Missy

 
Closed Thread

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Board Replies Last Post
HRT & The Menopause Tracey2205 Menopause 1 06-14-2010 09:48 AM
FM and menopause Trish M Fibromyalgia 0 05-24-2010 10:02 AM
How Do you Know when in menopause? taape Menopause 5 06-04-2008 10:34 AM
I'm confused w/the end of menopause being symptom free?? mcdowell Menopause 4 11-26-2007 04:44 AM
what are the symptoms for menopause??? vickie45 Menopause 2 09-11-2007 02:56 PM




Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




Join Our Newsletter

Stay healthy through tips curated by our health experts.

Whoops,

There was a problem adding your email Try again

Thank You

Your email has been added








TOP THANKED CONTRIBUTORS



Titchou (71), STLouisgal (30), WhistleDixie (23), missy222 (20), irisrose (19), jojopooh (19), solofelix (17), jw90 (10), georgina77 (9), CrazyLife414 (8)

Site Wide Totals

teteri66 (1166), MSJayhawk (1000), Apollo123 (898), Titchou (833), janewhite1 (823), Gabriel (758), ladybud (747), sammy64 (668), midwest1 (665), BlueSkies14 (610)



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 02:43 PM.



Site owned and operated by HealthBoards.comô
Terms of Use © 1998-2014 HealthBoards.comô All rights reserved.
Do not copy or redistribute in any form!