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Posted by fay on December 17, 2000 at 22:51:22:

In Reply to: Re: CAN ANYBODY RELATE? posted by jb on November 10, 2000 at 18:32:15:

: You may want to have your thyroid checked. It sometimes needs help when we're going through this menopause thing. All the hormones go wonky. Some of your symptoms sound like thyroid too. To find out more information go to Mary Shoman's site on Lots of info there on thyroid and menopause. Good luck.

: I am 42 yrs. old and have been on Loestrin for 2 yrs.
: : because of heavy bleeding. My doctor put me on Prem-
: : Phase because when I told him my sypmtoms he said I
: : still wasn't getting enough Estrogen. My symtoms?
: : How long do I have?! Forgetfulness, difficulty
: : concentrating, I've gained 15# since Feb.; I've got
: : a very short fuse and absolutely NO PATIENCE, I have
: : no energy and my house that used to be spotless is
: : not anymore. Any chore takes everything I have. I even
: : take sometimes 2 naps a day. I NEVER used to be able
: : to nap.The Prem-Phase has helped my horrible hot
: : flashes, but not much else. I've been on it for 2 wks.
: : I'm also on Prozac (20mg).I've been on that for 1 yr.
: : because my PMS was getting worse. Now I feel like I'm
: : PMSing all the time with a very severe case! I feel
: : like I'm so full of rage all the time. And I'm really
: : struggling with simple tasks, just writing this
: : e-mail it's hard to concentrate and to type.My dr.
: : says I'm not nuts, but is there an end soon?!
: : This is definately the worst thing I have ever gone
: : through. I feel like my whole personality is changing,
: : sometimes I wish I could just be alone. Everybody I'm
: : around just gets on my nerves. I feel awful!
: : Thanks for any response!!
i am 49 and taking premphase for about 1 year
I too have all these symptoms, no more hot flashs but i find my emotions are on a roller coaster, I am hot tempered when i used to be quiet spoken, my husband gets the brunt of my rages and i try to just walk into another room with my kids who are not very old and sit it out until i calm down, I have a complusive cleaning habit and I just cant stand anything messed up anymore, I feel like crying then laughing its unreal, don t know what to do. just praying for courage to get through this

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