Hi, I'm an avid reader of this forum and decided today to join up to ask if what I'm feeling is normal, menopause wise. I've read a few threads that are similar to me but I hope you don't mind me asking a little bit more about it
Since last year, I've felt dreadful on and off, more off sadly. My periods have always been heavy and it was discovered that I was Anaemic earlier this year so I was put on Ferrous Fumarate and Folic Acid (I'm still on one a day of each of the tablets). I may also be allergic to the iron tablets so have been given antihistimines by the doctor. I've been under a great deal of stress for over a year now. Hubby is ill and still under investigation and there are other factors as well adding to how I feel.
I've had a Minera coil fitted a few months ago to counteract the heavy periods but I'm also suffering from perimenopause symptoms. On the days I feel very bad, I flush up a lot without warning. I'm crying at the least little thing, old premenstrual symptoms have come back before a period and even my hemorrhoids are worse while menstruating. I'm dizzy, feel light headed and feel like there's a sponge vice wrapped around my head squeezing gently. My breathing gets tight (which is something I've had before before a period), but it's worse this time. The depression is unreal, I've read where so many of you here have felt this way. I sometimes feel like I can't co-ordinate my legs and hands too..almost like being drunk but aware of what's happening. Is it normal to feel so weak and ill that you want to go back to bed while it goes away?
I'm going to the doctors tomorrow and don't even know where to start to tell him what is happening to me. I know I'll be in tears but I'm desperate to feel better. I know stress can make things worse but I can't afford to be ill given our situation at the moment. Any answers are really appreciated and thank you.