perimenopause


youngmom
on Mar 26, 2016 @ 11:13 am

It has begun. On my way to menopause. I except it but I'm not enjoying it. The biggest problem I'm having is dealing with the constant fatigue. I have mentioned this to my doctor and all he did was check my vitamin B. Which is fine. I am healthy but man o man I'm tired. I can nap during the day and still be in bed by 11!! Anybody else experience this or have any suggestions?
 


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Tracyr
. on Mar 26, 2016 @ 12:31 pm

I haven't experienced that yet,but I am not looking forward
to it,some people suffer really bad with hot flashes
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KrissiC
Oh man on Mar 26, 2016 @ 12:37 pm

Haven't begun yet but I am not relishing the thought...good luck to you! If you do a bit more exercise say in the morning, does it help oust your energy levels?
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youngmom
Perimenopause on Mar 26, 2016 @ 04:11 pm

I haven't got the hot flashes yet just the night sweats!!!
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Anonymous
Peri on Mar 26, 2016 @ 04:26 pm

Sometime the doctor will check out the adrenal glands which sometimes become unable to produce the level of adrenaline required to function properly; leading to what is referred to as crashing fatigue. Aside from rest, make sure to take vitamin C, zinc, and magnesium.
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Angelwingsx2
Perimenopause on Mar 27, 2016 @ 10:02 am

Hello Youngmom,I have been through what ever you can name during my Menopause.I've been through the night sweats,the hot flashes and the mood swings and depression.I have been in Menopause now for 16yrs.There were times when I thought I would go crazy with the Hot Flashes.I was having anywhere from 30 -40 a day and that didn't include the night sweats,blankets on ,blankets off.no happy medium.Above all of this was the mood swings.One minute I was crying and the next ,I would snap the head off anyone,my temperment was terrible.I found a video on You Tube and made my Husband watch it so he could understand what I was going through,then he understood.Next I went to my Doctor and told her everything,she put me on one capsule a day called Venlafaxine 150mg.Talk abou a change.No night sweats,no Hot Flashes,no tantrums and life if great.Thank God I say for Doctors.You need to talk to your doctor and tell her what I said.It really works,or maybe she will perscribe something else,anyway there is meds out there to help cope.I have been like this for years and she said there is no time limit as to when it will stop.
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rogersresaca
Menopause on Mar 27, 2016 @ 01:48 pm

Hi everyone, I had a complete hysterectomy at age 40, which was 7 years ago. Oh my gosh, the changes within my body were horrible. My gyno was total lacking in the information & caring department. I've had the hot flashes, night sweats, moodiness & just plain ole happy moments. If I knew what I know now, I would of never had a complete one, but she told me that in a couple of years I would need the other parts out. I was going to her every other week to help control my symptoms, when she finally put me on a patch called Vivelle Dot, which is estrogen, you place it on your body and change it twice a week. That 1 little patch helped me so much but then I was reading about the effects of taking estrogen for long periods of time. I think I was on it for 6 months & took myself off it. I gained a lot of weight and had night sweats so bad that I would have to change my pj's every night. Men just don't understand what havoc this reeks on a female and her body, mind and total appearance. I still have hot flashes every so often and I keep a fan beside me at all times. You can buy over the counter menopause meds, like Estrovent, at Walmart and drug stores. It's not an easy thing to go through and I wish my doctor had of explained more about it. Every woman is different & has different symptoms, but talk to your pharmacist or others you know that have went through it, they can offer some much needed tips that the doctor won't tell you. I also avoided a multi vitamin if it had iron in it, I didn't have that time of the month anymore, so why put more iron in your body. I also started taking a liquid Vitamin D, which I get through Amazon, it helped me so much. I switched gyno doctors after mine wasn't interested in helping me find a solution that fit for me. My new one suggested the liquid Vitamin D & it helped with so many different things. I do take Magnesium and Zinc with the Vitamin D, I place 3-4 drops on my tongue every morning. I felt like I had more energy and day to day things didn't annoy me so much. She had me take a blood test to confirm my body was depleted of Vitamin D. Check with your doctor and see if they will check your level of Vitamin D. I will post a pic of what mine told me to take. I order it through Amazon and it's very affordable. I do hope you get some relief soon, Ginger.
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youngmom
Perimenopause on Mar 27, 2016 @ 07:35 pm

Fantastic information everyone!!!! My doctor is young and I think it will be a learning process for both of us. I have already told him what's going on and I can still live with myself for the time being!! Lol! I already take vitamin D and magnesium among other supliments. I pray mine doesn't last as like your's Angelwingsx2!! I read it can last as long as 20 years. Yikes!!!
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Anonymous
. on Mar 28, 2016 @ 11:36 am

I get hot flashes and night sweats rarely. It didn't make sense to me cause I'm too young - then my younger sister told me that her doctor told her she's entering menopause (she probably meants peri-menopause) and she's only 38. My mom said that she had terrible hot flashes for about a decade - but wasn't able to give me any other details. Moms are great if you can get info from them - their symptoms, age of onset, biggest challenges etc will be some of yours...
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