Am I Menopausal Or Not????????I hate the smugness of the medical fraternity. When I ask my gynae what to expect with menopause she smiles mysteriously and says, "If you think you have it bad now - wait until you hit menopause!" How is that comment supposed to put me at ease???
I'm 49 and for the last 4 years I have had irregular periods; sometimes once every three months or after 6 months only. The last time I had a period 6 months ago, it was excruciating. According to the gynae tests showed I am not really there yet although my testosterone levels have declined considerably. I should still be having regular periods and the gynae Utrogestan was prescribed which made me feel ill. I stopped using it after 5 days. I will see her tomorrow again as I want to know what is happening.
I think I'm in menopause after doing my own research. My sudden onset of allergies, sinus problems, lack of concentration, weight gain,fatigue among other symptoms all coincided with the irregular periods. The upside of all this has been no my PMS which was the bane of my existence!
Now let's hear what Ms Gynae has to say...