what has happened to me used to be really laid back optimistic and generally happy. Not nowthough, I fell I have pms 2weeks out of 4 if I am not uptight listening to my husband clear his throat lol I am in floods of tears over something I would have laughed off a few short yrs ago, have bouts of mouth ulcers that have me jumping out of my skin and headaches that I only used to get a couple of days befor period are all over the place. My daughter with PMS and me with peri and my husband sitting very quietly. Oh well wont last forever...will it?
The following user gives a hug of support to tuesdayschildau: Gwenvy (11-01-2010)
tuesdayschildau: Welcome to the boards and welcome to peri!!!!! It won't last forever but it will probably last a longer time than you want it to. Try and get some progesterone cream and use it before you go to bed. It's the calming hormone.
Have you ever had your hormones tested? Some doctors are reluctant to do it, they think it's expensive and unneeded. See if you can convince your doctor to do it.
There are plenty of women on these boards going through the same thing. I'm sure you'll get some good advice and support here.
Hopefully you have an understanding and supportive husband and family that will help you get through "the change". Your hormones are changing and they're going to drive you nuts.
How old are you? See if you can get this book: "What your doctor won't tell you about menopause", by Dr. John Lee. It's a great book that will help explain alot of this and help you get through it. Most of the things you mention are normal. The mouth ulcers should be checked either by your doctor or a dentist. Find out what's causing them.
Try to keep your stress level down as much as possible, it will help keep the headaches down. You can try taking some magnesium and selenium, Vit B6, B12, and Vit D.
When's the last time you had a checkup? See if you can get the doctor to check your D levels and get your thyroid levels checked too. Alot of times during peri your endocrine system can get disturbed and you need to keep on top of it to make sure it's not out of whack. Hang in there. We're all here for you.
I know how you feel, my daughter is just turning 17 and when she gets close to her period it's look out! I am 51 and going through a horrible peri and along with her hormones, between the two of us it's like hang on! What were we thinking getting pregnant and having a teenage child at the same time we were going to be going through menopause??????????? And what about teaching them to drive while going through this??? Talk about anxiety! By the way, you are doing better than me, I have pms 4 weeks out of the month!!!!!!