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Perimenopause at 35 or something else going on?

(5 Posts)
Sanchar Mon 28-Dec-15 22:57:22

I am becoming more convinced that I am on the road to menopause. I think. I've been having many of the symptoms for about 2 years: erratic cycle eg. 22 days one month, 35 the next.
Period heavy one month and lasts for several days, light the next and only 2 or 3 days
Dryness that is so bad I have to use ky jelly several times a day everyday
Occasional hot flushes
Zero libido, zilcherooni.
Those are the symptoms I can think of at the moment.

But, I'm only 35! I've googled the symptoms like crazy and it always throws up menopause websites.

Other opinions or experiences would be welcome, don't want to go to GP as they are huffy eye rollers.

NewToNoContact Mon 28-Dec-15 23:04:31

I went into perimenopause very early and GPs (saw several) were all hopeless. What I ended up doing was going to the sexual health clinic and they had a consultant who specialised in menopause. I have now been referred to gynaecology for investigations without my GP having to be involved.

You do need to be seen, but I would really recommend the route I took as the GP just basically told me it was fine and normal to not be able to leave the house for 10 days at a time due to flooding.

FuckyNell Mon 28-Dec-15 23:12:38

yes I had all your symptoms and eventually had bloods done at 38 which showed consistent with menopause. I'm ok now on hrt and vagifem but boy did my bits suffer. Dried up wrinkled prunes anyone? 😃

Sanchar Tue 29-Dec-15 08:25:52

Bugger! I was hoping someone would say "nonsense! It's just a mild hormone imbalance easily sorted by the GP"😁

Our nearest SH clinic is 30ish miles away so I might make an appointment with the female GP at our surgery, she is less eye rolly and I feel a bit more confident I won't be huffed at now other people have confirmed my suspicions.

Thank you!

Footle Wed 30-Dec-15 10:17:39

KY jelly isn't much good for continuous dryness. GP can prescribe something better - I use Vagifem which is great, but I don't know if you have to be definitely past menopause to use it.

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