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Feel crap week before period.

(4 Posts)
Snugglepalace Thu 27-Apr-17 09:40:49

I'm assuming it's pms but I'm 44 and until a year or two ago I didn't really suffer from it.
All this about a week before period, I get really, really anxious/panicky/spaced out feeling, ibs/bowels play up, get bad indigestion, feel achy, absolutely knackered and feel I'm dragging myself through the day and a general feeling of 'unwellness!'
I eat well and exercise.
Anyone else feel like this?
Or could it be peri menopausal symptoms given my age?

Coffeetasteslikeshit Thu 27-Apr-17 13:31:09

Sounds like pms to me. I didn't used to get it when I was on the pill, but I certainly do now! I'm also 44 btw.

SlB09 Thu 27-Apr-17 18:32:01

Exactly how I feel, and it has worsened significantly as I have got into my 30's. I was lucky enough to be referred to a gyneacologist and was diagnosed with endometriosis and PCOS, low oestrogen (I did have pain too but main symptoms psychological & generally feel desperately 'ill').
She was really lovely and explained changes like this arn't to be thought of as normal and women shouldn't have to struggle through. Personally I did find magnesium supplements helpful in improving symptoms after a couple of months of taking, and do notice if I dont take it for a period of time. B vitamins are also meant to be very good.
If its impacting your life then see your GP.

nannyafrica Thu 27-Apr-17 20:08:04

This is how was, 45 years of age. Went to doctors said looked like pms but would do a blood test to check menopause. Had a phone call to see the doctor 4 days later who told me I was peri menopausal. Started hrt and feel amazing! I have gone from tablet to patches.

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