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Other What menopause/ perimenopause symptoms do/ did y'all have?

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My body has been a messsssss lately with a sheer unbelievable clusterf*ck of strange symptoms.

Several rounds of bloodwork have come back normal.

I've upped my thyroid med cos of exhaustion, feeling cold and feeling depressed and it's helped a tiny bit, but not much.

My Dr's have been clueless and we're about to start testing for serious/ rare/ scary illnesses next week.

But, sitting at home today I'm like "Omg!! Perimenopause??"

Even tho I still feel like I'm 15, I'm actually 43 :facepalm:

So I should've thought of it :facepalm: And my Dr's should've thought of it :facepalm:

I guess the thing is, as with every other damned medical condition I've ever had, I get all the weird, non-typical symptoms.

Like, I'm getting cold flashes, not hot flashes. Like really, really cold... shivering even when the weather's warm/ I'm dressed warmly.

Also, I'm hungry alllllllll the time. I'm eating a ridiculous amount of food and burning the calories straight off.

I've got brain fog so bad it's starting to resemble dementia and I don't feel safe to drive a car some days.

I'm sleeping heaps... If I had a choice, I wouldn't get up at all. Just roll over and sleep all day and all night.

Plus a long list of other weird/ scary/ intense symptoms that have been going on for over 2 months.

Anyway, I'll get bloodwork done for this next week but until then, anyone want to reassure me/ cheer me up with their own list of ridiculous/ horrendous peri/menopause symptoms shitshow? :rolleyes:

Thanks :hug:
 
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You described me. Especially the cold flashes. I don’t have the luxury$ of medical testing so I just read and try stuff. For the last few months, I’ve added progesterone oil. Sometimes, I think it is helping and other times I’m not so sure. It has lessened the heaviness of my periods though. Being borderline anemic, I feel like all of my red blood cells are being sucked into my uterus a week before my cycle starts. I get really tired too. I’ve been tracking my symptoms on Flo period ap. It has been an eye opener. Like every month I have extremely scary depressed mood on day 21. I can even predict hormone induced physical trauma flashback triggers. In some ways, just being aware helps me know that what I’m feeling will end in the near future. My T tells me to look at diet to avoid inflammation causing foods to help with this stuff. It’s just all so hard to do.
 

joeylittle

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Moved this into the Other Disorders area for a slightly better fit....but do want to acknowledge that menopause/peri-menopause isn't a disorder :) Just a PITA.
Plus a long list of other weird/ scary/ intense symptoms that have been going on for over 2 months.
It definitely sounds like something is going on....hope you get some answers soon.
 
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