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Menopause

Also known as Perimenopause

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    Menopause resources

    Below are various resources for Menopause from leaflets to useful web sites and recommended discussions. There is a guide to using the forums here: http://patient.uservoice.com/knowledgebase/topics/59133-discussion-forums There are patient leaflets on Menopause as below which also have related tabs...

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  • Perimenopause or detached from life

    I feel like that batty cat lady from the Simpsons - I feel like I LOOK mad, and I am unravelling mentally and physically. I'm 49 and have been going through the peri-menopause for a couple of years. First my periods were horribly clotty and heavy and every three weeks, now in the last six-nine...

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  • When does it end

    Hi ladies does this ever end it all started five years ago when I got a tubal cyst removed first started with hot flashes and night sweats dizziness fatigue then the brain fog was so bad to the point that I ran a red light twice thank God nothing happened then the tiredness and the aching pains all over...

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  • So, when will this end?!

    Hi, looking for some help and comfort really because I am at a loss in what to do and where to turn. I have severe M.E. (Housebound) 26yrs, (since I was 18 yrs old) and have fibromyalgia.  And Perimenopause now! The Perimenopause is making the M.E. worse and I am very unwell with it. I know...

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  • Alternative to Climagest 2mg?

    Hi there, hope someone can help as my doctors are unfortunately useless!  Quick history; Preimenopause from 2012 (hot flushes, night sweats, aching joints, brain fog, tired etc).  Tried Fluoexetine for 18 months to combat night sweats, when that stopped working I started Climagest 1mg,...

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  • I am 57 and have just stopped taking HRT after 7 years a...

    I am 57 and have just stopped taking HRT after 7 years and am plagued with hot flushes and pins and needles in the fingers. I can find plenty of guidance on the menopause and why to/ not to use HRT, but nothing offering information on what happens when you stop HRT! Help! This message was automatically...

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  • vagifem and discharge - normal? scared

    HI this is my third post in a week. I started Vagifem 6 days ago because of genitourinary problems. I am beginning to feel a bit better but then today noticed some discharge - enough to stain my underwear ( sorry if too much info) I had  some bleeding 8 months ago - had a biopsy and womb scarpe...

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  • Severe back and joint pain - due to perimenopause?

    Hi everyone, I'm looking for relief from severe joint pain - I think due to hormone fluctuations. I have been suffering for 13 years - since the age of 38 with severe back pain, hip pain, leg pain, and foot pain. I have debilitating "episodes" every four years or so where I have an EXCRUCIATINGLY...

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  • Dry tickly cough.Has anyone

    Hi ladies.  I have had a dry cough for two months which doesn't seem to be improving and over the last few days it started effecting my chest.  My chest feels tight and it feels like something heavy is weighing it down.   

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  • Menopause! Fatigue, crying, aching, nauseous, headaches

    Sitting here crying...... again! Feeling awful.  Woke up this morning feeling nauseous and aching legs.  Went for a run on Monday.  Still recovering.  Had hoped to go again yesterday but felt awful.  Tired all the time.  Anxious about everything.  Putting on weight...

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  • perimenopausal

    Hi i am posting as at 46 i believe i am perimenopausal. I am having periods but for the past 2 years they have gone from 28 cycle to  22 day, 42 days then normal again at 28 days. My shins have become so itchy at times i could scratch them off. I don't have night sweats or hot flashes but ...

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  • Sick of peri

    I'm over it.  I've tried everything - take or don't take this supplement, eat or don't eat this food, get off sugar or have a little chocolate every day because life is short, get lots of exercise to lose weight or only a little so fatigue doesn't get worse, go to this or that...

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  • This has to stop, its too much!!!!!!!

    First of all, I want to thank each of you for all your support while going through this torment. Seriously,ladies i cant take this anymore. I woke up this morning, panicking and sweating, my heart beating out my chest, internal tremors, my legs felt like i couldnt move them . This is daily with the...

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  • Perimenopausal Anxiety

    Hello all, This is my first time posting. I have anxiety due to the perimenopause.  I’m also getting married next year, and I’m so anxious about being anxious! It’s not even the planning. I can do that. I’m almost afraid of myself. I’m sure my friends/bridesmaids think I’m a fraud.  I try...

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  • How long do menopause symptoms last?

    I am 60 years old 5 years free of the curse, but it appears that my symptoms have really ramped up.  I have had the weight gain, fatigue, hot flashes etc.  But now  I just feel so weird, spacey, confused, unsteady, dizzy, empty headed and IRITABLE!  I almost don trust myself to drive...

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  • Can relate.. Found an answer

    Hi girls! I went on the web searching for answers like most of you and found this web site! I read through most of your posts and could relate!  I am 46 and I wondered when I would start menopause.  I think because we are all women our symptoms will be close to the same except some more severe....

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  • Insomnia, painful muscles and twitching.

    Hi ladies.  A year has passed since my initial symptoms and I have since developed three new alarming symptoms.  Firstly, I have insomnia.  I only manage to sleep for 2 hrs at night and even though I feel tired all day, I just can't seem to get enough 😴.  Secondly, I'm...

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  • Shortness of Breath

    Ok ladies heres a new issue thats been bugging me. I ve been having shortness of breath and chest discomfort. I went to see a lung specialist on yesterday , she did 2 echos and ultrasound and everything was normal. I did a chest x ray also and it was normal Although my cardiologist sent me there because...

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  • Menopause or Bipolar

    I have delt with depression for years and now have been diagnosed with Bipolar as well. I need to find out if part of this isn't Menopause. They said I'm full on Menopause months after they have been treating my mental health issues. Reading some of the different women on here leads me to beleive...

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  • Apple cider vinegar

    Do any of you drink apple cider vinegar for overall health ? I have heard so many great things about it ! 😊And with all the crazy things that hormones do to your health , I want to do all I can to help myself !😊What are your thoughts ?

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  • Low testosterone?

    Hi ladies.  Is there any good time during our cycle to test our testosterone level.  I know our levels are all over the place during peri, but just wondering.  I feel like I have several symptoms of low testosterone.  Which are pretty much all symptoms of peri!🙄  Will...

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  • provera

    I have had scans and I am currently waiting for a Biopsy as  I have had bleeding between my periods for 3 months now   I am 42 and have always suffered from heavy periods but I have been getting lots of stomach cramps too  My doctors has said I need to ask the hospital about Provera...

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  • Moving forward

    Nanette, Happy Birthday, today try and push through....dont let the symptoms weigh u down....u r stronger than the symptoms and besides its ur birthday....turn some music, go for a walk maybe for 5 mins.... play in ur makeup, go to the mall and walk around....dont sit and soak in the thoughts that u...

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  • What helps your anxiety? Mine's is at all time worse

    Been suffering on and off for a year. Worse in last 9 weeks. On highest dose of citalopram for 2 weeks. Anxiety and panic attacks find thru thru roof last 4 days also now taking propanalol which just seems to make me sleepy.. have tried Bach rescue remedy and diazepam in short term when it is really...

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  • Perimenopause and pains

    I’m 45 and we’ll into Perimenopause. I noticed I’ve been getting a lot of tendonitis and pains here and there in my body, and a stiff neck  Anyone have this ? Do you think it’s low estrogen? 

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  • Perimenopause and SEVERE joint pain - any one else??

    Hi I am 50 and have been in perimenopause for some time. I just wanted to post here to see if anyone else has suffered extreme joint pain as a result of fluctuating estrogen. Quick history: regular as clockwork from the age of 13 - up to and after the two pregnancies in my thirties. Then aged...

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  • I can't take it anymore!! Perimenopause horrible..HELP!

    I am 48 years old, stay at home mom with two children.  They are in school, I try to keep myself very busy.  I have had OCD and anxiety, I have been fighting it for years. But, now the Perimenopause is really terrible..depressed, mood swings, tension headaches, dry and itchy skin. I have spoken...

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  • Headaches

    Can Peri cause awful constant headaches and migraines.  ? Mine have got so much worse and literally this month I’ve missed a period. (Missed one also in may).   I’m also experiencing anxiety which I’ve never had before and I get SO angry at the least thing.  Again not like me.  And...

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  • I’m totally freaking out!!!

    Ladies I’m desperate  Long story short been n peri menopause 10 years Went 13 months no period And it was a hell of ten years Had half my thyroid removed three months ago period came!!! Anyway so far my thyroid blood test is functioning normal  I had a gastroscopy three weeks ago as I have...

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  • New symptoms trying not to freak out!

    My health anxiety is bad to begin with but now..... The symptoms are 1) shoulder feeling like it's coming out of the socket, not really sore but more of a crampy weird feeling, and it moves from the left shoulder to the right, sometimes I can only lift them so far, but it does get better as...

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  • extreme fatigue

    I  have posted yesterday about urinary / vaginal problems I am experiencing but need to ask something else too. I feel pathetic at the moment. I cry at everything and feel useless. My mood is so low but I don't know if it is this that is making me so tired or my fatigue making me low. I don't...

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