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The Peri-Peri Menopause Club

(6 Posts)
Jestrin Sun 25-Nov-12 11:57:23

I am so glad I have found mums net! I am awaiting the results of a blood test to see if I am perimenopausal or whether its thyroid/pituitary issues. I have had the mirena for 18 months and although it helped with heavy loss my periods have been irregular/lengthy/and varying flow ever since. Sorry if tmi. I had the test over a week and a half ago and am anxious to know the results. I think it is wrong of healthcare providers to keep you waiting when we worry so much. :-(

scaevola Sun 25-Nov-12 11:25:20

Yup, my cycle has gone haywire. I haven't been to the GP as that's my only symptom so far, but I suppose I should just to check that it is normal for peri and there are no other underlying causes.

Definitely. Go to your doctor, tell her your symptoms and ask for a blood test. The first time I went though my doctor told me it was just my age! and offered no further help. It took me over half a year to pluck up the courage to go back and see another doctor who gave me a thorough examination and organized a blood test.

alicetrefusis Sat 24-Nov-12 22:08:22

Bah just lost post. Maybe should press for blood test - wht do you think?

I'm 48 and having some of these - mood swings (although always had them), insomnia, losing hair, heavy painful periods, lack of libido most of the time, forgetful, tired, insomnia. I've just been for a blood test so will know soon, just waiting for an ultra sound too as I may have fibroids too.

alicetrefusis Sat 24-Nov-12 21:28:10

Well who'd have thought it. I am 46 and experiencing the following:

Wilder than normal mood swings
Huge fatigue
Irregular cycle (my normal 5 weeks can last from 4 to 7)
Occasionally intense pain and clotting - only codeine will touch it when this bad
Weird changes to libido - get very , very intense in days before period due
But period still lasts no more than 3 days.

Anyone else?

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