Hi, new person here. I'm checking out these boards with the idea that I might be able to find somebody who can relate to what I'm experiencing lately. I appreciate any thoughts anybody may be willing to contribute. I am 53. My periods are still like clockwork, without any variation in length, flow, etc. I have no hot flashes, and no problem sleeping. I have none of the perimen. symptoms I have always expected at this age.
However: I have absolutely no appetite. Nothing sounds good, looks good and I am rarely hungry. I find myself forgetting to eat meals, and end up recently being more of a "grazer". I have some reflux occassionally. Right before my period starts, I have terrible diarrhea (sorry, gross I know). I was diagnosed a year ago with Type II diabetes, and am having a really hard time learning to eat correctly to watch my blood sugar--no problem staying away from sweets/carbs, but I don't know what to eat. Food is my enemy now, I suppose. My emotions are funky--at times I'm depressed, but not always, and not a whole lot. I have times that I feel like a rug has been pulled out from under me--total lack of confidence, inability to concentrate, think clearly. My memory stinks and I feel like I'm in a fog at times. I can relate to some here who have described feeling shaky, with trembling, easily tearful, impatient and restless. Some days I really think I've lost myself completely. I have prior experience with emotional stuff years ago, and saw a counselor successfully. This doesn't feel the same as it did then--for lack of a better description, it feels more "physical" than emotional. Can anybody identify with this? Thanks in advance.