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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...
souchong souchong 46-50, F 4 Responses Mar 25, 2012

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An update:<br />
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One polypectomy later, my new tests show I'm NOT menopausal and my periods have been putting in an appearance regularly again. I am not using any medication or anything natural to aid the process.<br />
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I am truly baffled and no closer to a definitive answer!

Perimenopausal, I was bleeding 24/7, all the time. The Drs. said, if you are still bleeding in a year, maybe we'll do something. So, I went to the natural health store and got vegetal estrogen and progesterone (Don Quai and Yam Cream). I used them for a week and the bleeding stopped and returned to normal for a few years. Many years past menopause, I have to say that although different, it has a seriously liberating power. There are no distractions preventing me from following my deepest impulse and purpose. I feel strong and like these might be the best years of this life.

Thanks for the encouraging words. It would seem that we should take more responsibility for our own well being.

Perimenopausal, I was bleeding 24/7, all the time. The Drs. said, if you are still bleeding in a year, maybe we'll do something. So, I went to the natural health store and got vegetal estrogen and progesterone (Don Quai and Yam Cream). I used them for a week and the bleeding stopped and returned to normal for a few years. Many years past menopause, I have to say that although different, it has a seriously liberating power. There are no distractions preventing me from following my deepest impulse and purpose. I feel strong and like these might be the best years of this life.

Wife here is still battling with ups and downs of just about everything.........<br />
When she is good...wow she is good..........when she is bad - eeeek its bad.......<br />
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MEN - beware... a woman at this time is not having it easy and she sometimes makes sure you aint having it easy either !!<br />
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Apologies to all women who suffer at this time of life.........we men have no idea about it. It seems to be almost as bad as man-flu !! (that was a joke !!)

At least you show some insight and some sympathy and humour - thanks!