Your more then welcome Marrie. When I am here I try to help as much as possible but don't always have a clear answer. I had a hysterectomy when I was 39 so the "change" was all of a sudden for me. I will admit I was VERY lucky and didn't have much discomfort till 3 years later when the old hot flashes started. Was reluctant to go on and hormone therapy but after the night sweats started I had to as I was waking up soaked each night. Oh well we do what we must.
Hope when you get to see the Dr. he/she has some answers and maybe some help for you as going through the change can be difficult for some ladies. Hang in there..it gets better..TRUST ME!!
Good luck again and will look for your update..JJ..