Hi all, I am new to the site.
A little about me before going on...I am in my early 40's, single, no children. I was 'diagnosed' as being in early menopause. I also have some anxiety issues but Other than that, I am in good health and good weight.
So, here goes: The past 6 months have been horrible for me. Body aches/pains, severe PMS but with NO periods. I mean the PMS is far worse than I have ever had as teenager or in my early 20s. My mood is all over the place. One minute I am in good spirits, the next, I am highly emotional or very angry. I can not concentrate, get very bored easily. I do not find joy in the things I used to, bloating, weight gain, indigestion, hot/cold flashes, night sweats, gas, I get dizzy and lightheaded ... this list could go on and on.
So, is this considered normal? I think I need a new dr/gyn because whenever I try to discuss these with her, I get a head nod, but really nothing more and honestly, I feel like I am going crazy at times. I would like better answers!
If anyone could suggest what I may say or suggest to my dr and/or any meds or OTC, that would be very helpful in relieving at least some of the symptoms, that would be helpful as well.
I should mention that I am on a low dose birth control and even though it had helped roughly a good year ago, it seems to be non-effective now.
Any help would be greatly appreciated, I feel like I am about to lose my mind!