new to this whole perimenopausal thing, help!
HI! I'm 39 and been experiencing all the symptoms of perimenopause i.e. mood swings, foggy memory, hard time sleeping, irregular periods with vicious pms and cramping, and even a hard time focusing my eyes to read at times. Went to a gyn. yesterday, I live in mexico by the way, and she told me I wasn't menopausal, too young, and I was probably bi-polar. lol I don't think I'm that, but followed some of my friends' advice who are the same age as me and having the same symptoms and am now using a progesterone gel (not a lot available here as in the u.s.) twice a day. How long does it take before you start to feel the effects? And, should I continue to use it while I'm having my period? I'm in the dark here as what to expect. Can't buy books here on this type of thing and obviously my gynecologist isn't going to be of any assistance.