I went through menopause over 3 years ago, and have finally finished all the "yucky" stuff that goes along with it: no more hot flashes (almost), no periods for 3 years, and my emotions are finally really level. I love myself again!
However, I cannot for the life of me sit and concentrate on anything anymore! I have such a need to go do something else! I hate watching tv and cannot read for more than a few minutes, or do just about anything that requires me to sit and concentrate for a long period of time. The only place I can actually do that is at work because I have to! I never had this problem before, even as a kid.
I have read that an adult cannot develop ADHD; that it has to be there from a young age. As a child I could sit for hours and concentrate.
Is anyone else dealing with this problem, and if so, can it be caused by hormones or dementia (eeekk!) or something else? I seem like a busybody to my family because I am constantly cleaning or doing yardwork or walking around. It doesn't really bother me, but it does bother them! At least I am staying fit burning all my energy!View Thread
First off... I totally feel for you! I know exactly what you are going through, because when I was 46 I went through almost exactly the same thing... right down to going to Disneyworld with it, too! Boy, was that a challenge that my family had to put up with, too!
I know it seems like it will never end, but it will. I had months upon months of bleeding, so heavy that I was almost always dizzy from being anemic. I thought it would never stop, but it did. When I was 47 I stopped bleeding one day and never bled again. So, even though I don't have any medical advice for you, just wanted to let you know that you are not alone! Take care and keep positive!View Thread
I am 51 and have had no periods for over 3 years. I also have bladder discomfort every once in a while without the burning, usually about 3 or 4 times a year. I took antibiotics for it a few months back even tho the test showed nothing. And it did nothing to help. A few years ago I had pelvic ultrasound, too, which showed nothing.
It will come and sometimes feel really strong, and then a few hours later the pain will go away. There has never been an explanation for mine. So maybe it is just another strange symptom of menopause and all the hormonal and other physical changes we go thru. But it is annoying and worrisome. I feel for you!View Thread