!! I am 49 years old and have had peri symptoms pretty bad for the last 6 years. My OBGYN says that since I still have a period I am fine..(REALLY????). I have finally found someone new that will check my hormones, but can't get in to see her until the first of Aug.
Anyway, I am at a place where I seriously feel like I have about one good week a month. I have wicked PMS (which I never had before) and then I have my period and then if that's not enough during my time to ovulate it nails me again. The week I get my period I actually feel pretty good, but I am bleeding like a stabbing victim so it is really not too pleasant.
Before, my period came like clockwork, the only time I was ever late, I was pregnant. I never missed a day of work and rarely cramps. NOW.. I could not tell you when it is coming, how long it will last, if I will bleed like a hemorrhage, or just spot. I don't have actual hot sweats, but I do have flushes, my husband told me the other night that I was like sleeping with a heating pad. I am moody, the anxiety is killer and I am so foggy and out of sorts that I don't even know my kids names..
I don't even want to get into sex...I am not interested and I have vaginal dryness like the desert(which I never had before).
Anyway, I have so many more symptoms that I don't want to bore you with, I have just touched on the ones that make me feel crazy.
My Mom had an early hysterectomy so I have no idea what she would have been like.
OH..I could live on chocolate..and salt! Not a good combo since I have now become the water retention Queen!
I am just wondering if I am crazy and if anyone has found any supplements or vitamins that have proven helpful. I am not too thrilled with taking hormones so if I don't have to I don't want to.
Thank you all!!! SO MUCH!!
This board has been wonderful and you ladies are all amazing
for sharing your stories and helping us all to get through this changing time in our lives!!
I look forward to hearing from you and hearing if anyone has found anything that they think will help..