WOW. I was so not prepared when my doctor just told me I was in menopause. 44 years old. Really? I thought this was supposed to happen in my late 40's early 50's.
I was so sure it was my thyroid. He says that was fine and that my FSH was 90 which indicates menopause. I asked him about peri menopause, he just shrugged his shoulders and said you must have just breezed through it.
I don't know where to begin and I am incredibly sad about all of this.
He didn't spend much time with me, just stated that he was a firm believer in HRT and prescribed a pill and a patch for me to try because of my sleep disturbing hot flashes and mood swings and out the door he went. I didn't really expect a psychiatriac session but I was so alarmed, a little compassion would have been nice instead of the factual way he presented it.
I came off the pill about a year and half ago and I had read that it might take awhile for your period to become regular. Well, it took awhile but I did start back, just not very regular. So with the warm feelings ( I don't drench in sweat like some people say), insomnia and mood swings and the crying at the drop of a hat, I went to the doctor.
I am just so much in shock! I am afraid and bewildered and I am wondering if I will ever feel good again. Please someone help me understand this!View Thread
Mary Jane, Thank you so much for taking the time to respond. I appreciate the encouraging news that I will feel better. After my doctor's appt. I felt so alone as none of my friends are going through this! I cried all the way home!
My doctor prescribed a progesterone pill and Vivelle dot patch. I just started and I sure hope it kicks in soon.
Should I consider an antidepressant? I have dealt with depression before and it really seems bad right now. Maybe I should just wait and see if the hormones help the feelings too.
I don't know if my doctor was having a bad day or menopause is not his specialty but I am almost considering looking for another doctor.
Again thanks...it took a load off of my mind to read your comments! Bless you!View Thread
I can't offer any help but can only say I understand! I just posted a similar story...I cannot believe I am in full blown menopause! I don't know if HRT therapy will work for me and I worry about side effects. I just want the moodiness, teariness and hot flashes to stop! I want to feel like myself again. I don't want the excess weight around my middle.
I feel so disconnected to the old happy self I used to be....I also wonder if I ever feel normal again. I hope you get some answers too....take care.View Thread