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Menopause at 34? Is this possible?

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Old 10-16-2003, 05:12 PM   #1
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Post Menopause at 34? Is this possible?

I just received my second set of blood test results back today. My Fertility Specialist had it drawn again, because he just couldn't believe that I'm going through menopause at 34. Well, my FSH came back 73.9 and my Estrogen came back at 24. My husband and I have been trying to have a baby for over 2 years now. I don't get periods on my own. My doctor had been bringing them on with progesterone. Now he wants to put me on birth control pills to protect my uterus.

How can one tell how far into menopause they actually are? Also, what is meant my perimenopause? In regards to going on BCP's, has anyone ever heard of anyone in menopause going on BCP's and eventually getting pregnant? I mean, could it be possible that my FSH will drop and my estrogen will increase allowing me to ovulate once off the pill (say 6 months down the line)?? I understand this is a question for my doctor, but I was just wondering if anyone knows of anyone that this happened to.

I'm wondering if there are other woman out there as young or younger than I am that are going through menopause?

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Old 10-16-2003, 05:52 PM   #2
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If I recall right, perimenopause is what we go through with the hot flashes, mood swings, eratic periods, cramps, etc.... this starts in our 30's, but lots have such suttle symptoms that they don't notice. Menopause is the actual cessation of periods and no more flashes, etc.... Correct me if I'm wrong anyone?


Old 10-22-2003, 03:14 PM   #3
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Hi There, you are not alone in this mad menapause thing.
My mother was 36, and I was 41, it is like going to hell and back.
I have just come through mine, and I am now 54, but I still get hot flushes, and a bit moody.
I have no interest in the sexual side any more, and for me that is the worst thing ever.
I was also told, that I had throyride trouble as well, and the two of them together was hell.
At the same time, I had ringing in the ears, and a bad neck, and headaches as well, and was so tired, I felt like I could not stand it at times.
So hang in there, you are not alone.
All the best

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Old 11-27-2003, 11:24 PM   #4
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Re: Menopause at 34? Is this possible?

Hi Estelle- BCP's come in different strengths. I have a friend who got pregnant while on them. Her son is now almost 25. As for starting perimenopause at 34, I have a cousin that had her son at 30, went to the 6 week checkup after he was born and it was decided that she had started into menopause. She didn't bleed much after and her hormones explained why. She lives in AL and a lot of women in the south for some reason seem to go thru it earlier than us here in the north. Her sister in law also stopped at 30. Then again, she was in the bathtub and lightning struck the water she was in. Who knows if that did it or not?

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