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I feel like the Gremlins took over!

Following a tubal ligation and cervical cancer, I was told I would be thrown into menopause within 8 years. I now have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on top of Perimenopause!

I say Hallelujah for this web site! I'm 42 years old. After several miscarriages in my earlier years, and feeling so exhausted, I went to my gynecologist in 1997 to have a tubal ligation. She found cervical cancer. After several procedures and a tubal ligation I was told I would be thrown into menopause within 8 years.

In 2000 I became deathly ill, because of another doctor’s medical negligence. I now have Fibromyalgia and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome on top of Perimenopause! Talk about not being myself! I feel like the Gremlins took over!

About two years ago extreme mood swings began, and dizziness upon changing positions (I blame on an auto accident 3 or 4 years ago). Now I know that the dizziness isn't all due to that. Add flooding, spotting, hot flashes, cold chills, RINGING IN THE EARS!, forgetting words, brain fog, depression, dry skin, and brittle hair. I haven't felt like myself for so very long! But, it doesn't end there. Now add poor circulation, and pressure in the head. The only thing I don’t have is low sex drive. Mine is full speed ahead, which would be great, but I am single.

Thank you for all your stories! It is such a relief to put a name to all the symptoms. Now if I just knew the exact date it would stop, and the Gremlins would bring the real Sarah back!

Sarah
Colorado

 

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Updated  05/15/2010