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It Only Took Them 15 Years!

I went to several docs and was told the same old "Your hormone levels are normal". Until today!

I just found this site and - wow- I felt like family. I have been having 90% of the "35 top symptoms" since the birth of my 3rd and last son 14 years ago. I have been known to skip periods for 1 to 12 months, have phantom periods, have severe bleeding (really flooding, with clots the size of my thumb), night sweats, hot flashes, no libido... Oh y'all know the list well enough!!

I went to several docs and was told the same old "Your hormone levels are normal". Until today! After 4-5 years of not having insurance, I finally do and high tailed it to my gyno's office, sick of all these symptoms again. Her nurse called today to tell me the blood tests came back "normal but I am premenopausal". Well, it only took ya 15 years to agree with what I have been telling ya!

Now, tell me please what the difference is between now and then. The symptoms are all the same. I did go and get put on effexor because the social anxiety got sooo bad and it is great! But everything else is the same!

Why now agree with me? Doesn't it just burn ya?? You would think a female doc would be better, but apparently not. I must say she is a great doc, just can't agree on this one!

Anyway, great site. Nice to know I am not alone—not that I would wish it on any of us! Thanks for the place to share (and vent) LOL!

R in Ohio
Dec 2005

 

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