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It's the Menopause! Now everything falls into place!!

...it's so amazingly wonderful when everything falls into place and those niggling symptoms which the docs failed to find a reason for now have a REAL reason. I feel as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

I'd been having a range of disturbing symptoms for some time (some dating back a couple of years or more) and in October the hot flushes kicked in Big Style, getting worse and worse. So bad in fact that I had to sleep in the spare room so I didn't keep my husband awake at night (my choice I hasten to add). Night time was becoming a real nightmare for me.

So I went to the doc today, not sure if these flushes were a side effect of the Mirena coil I'd had inserted for escalating heavy periods (yes, another symptom the docs had failed to pick up on!). No, he said, it was definitely the menopause, not Mirena.

Now everything falls into place! I must have had around 80% of the "35 symptoms" listed on this site and had been regularly visiting the doc for one symptom or the other, but until now NO ONE had put two and two together.

Even the moods and tears over Christmas I put down to having to spend the holiday with my mother-in-law. The loss of libido due to overwork. Then there was the broken sleep, going to the bathroom frequently during the night, mega- heart palpitations, tiredness, forgetfulness, feeling of doom, feeling of not being in control, mega-anxiety (similar to when I gave up smoking 13 years ago and was craving a cigarette) and so on.

You know, it's so amazingly wonderful when everything falls into place and those niggling symptoms which the docs failed to find a reason for now have a REAL reason. I feel as if a weight has been lifted off my shoulders.

I've always thought of myself as very young for my age (most people are amazed to find out I'm 46). However, it's a bit scary to know that I've reached this stage in my life.

In Leeds, UK
Dec 2004

 

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Updated  05/15/2010