Re: stomach digestive problems
dear Limna, of course you should get cheked to verify whether it's a virus. However I can offer some basic wisdom: yes, hormonal fluctuactions can cause diarrohea. They can also cause vomiting, but I understand it is rarer. A slight nausea, on the other hand, is fairly common. Doctors tend to be dismissive of menopausal issues, at best saying that it's a normal part of life. Which leaves you feeling sick AND stupid. Point 3: all this can easily bring (it has certainly worked this way for me) to a spiral of hyponchondria, where you check all your symptoms all the time and are fairly sure you are going to discover a lethal illness, PARTICULARLY if you exhibit some symptom which is fairly rare. My suggestion: first verify whether it's a virus, because if so, you can act immediately. Then search for a gynecologist/endocrinologue who knows what he or better still, SHE is doing, and ask him/her to direct you. He/She will have you make test to check your hormonal levels and then you can start understanding what is due to what.... By the way: it has not happened to me, but incontinence or frequent urge to urinate are common in menopause and nobody has the right to dismiss them as if they were not important.