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New mom with night sweats and joint pain.

I've been online for months now trying to research what is wrong with me, and have had multiple doctor visits, specialists and physical therapy for neck/shoulder pain, and joint pain.

I've been online for months now trying to research what is wrong with me, and have had multiple doctor visits, specialists and physical therapy for neck/shoulder pain, and joint pain. I've been tested for lyme disease, thyroid, etc, had MRI to rule out MS, finally decided to take the prescribed antidepressants once my baby was weaned. (Beautiful, healthy baby girl who most people think is my 20 year old daughter's child).

I really didn't understand back then why my doctor was listening to me tell her about all this pain, and then being told I need antidepressants. I thought it isn't unreasonable for me to feel upset and anxious about all the pain, why is THAT the problem?!!

My anxiety hit the roof (better now), night sweats (Yikes and not a pound lighter in the morning for it!), feverish, joints and burning pain in my arms and joints, headaches, irregular heart, teary, panicky. My periods came back and are on schedule every 24-ish days, and noticed this week that my pains were all worse during my ovulating time!

I was on this website earlier in the day, and although I don't feel at all better, I feel relieved that there's an explanation for all this! I shared this with my daughter, that I think its all menopausal, and she said, "Mom, we all know that!... Come on Mom! OK, maybe denial, or I didn't know that it could feel this bad!

Well at least I'm not dying! Hope this doesn't go on for years and years! It was hard to start taking Lexapro, but sure helped with the anxiety and now I can get some sleep. (Baby is now almost 9 months and sleeping through the night!)
About Alexis, she sure wasn't planned, but a blessing to us all! Although we used contraception, I sure must have been fertile in spite of those night sweats back then.

Not to worry now, we're too tired to kiss goodnight!

Denise R.

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Updated  05/15/2010