Here are the things I have been experiencing in order from the most annoying to just 'eh':
Hot flashes for as long as I can remember, but have goot significantly worse/hotter/sweatier/more embarrassing over the last year or so.
Night sweats that just started within the last few months. They are gross, wet, messy, and disgustng! Also, uncomfortable enough to cause me to wake in the night.
Weight gain has been terrible! I changed my diet, and started going to the gym WITH a trainer, and I can't seem todrop more than 5 or so pounds...which seem to creep right back on if I miss one day of gym or have a slice of pizza.
Period is totally weird now. Used to be like clock work, but now it's off later each time. I aways had a very normal flow, but now it's super heavy days 1 and 2, extrememly light for the next few days.
I have been dealing with random bouts of nausea that can accompany or not accompany the hot flashes.
I have bee pregnant 7 times, with 5 of them being live births, so my body has already been through a lot. I do have hypothyroidism, but it has been controlled by medication for about three years now. I also take lithium, zoloft, and lorazapam for bipolar 1 disorder. And last, my mom had a complete hysterectomy at 28 for near non-stop bleeding. (Not sure what the actual cause, though.)
Finally, I am already a bit moody, but the PMS is really getting crazy. Depressive stages, random bouts of rage (which make it very difficult when you're trying to quit cussing).
I hadn't even considered perimenopause an option until my mother-in-law noticed my complaints and mentioned the possibility. So I am curious what you think. I know it's possible for me to just go through this early, but what do you think?View Thread