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Tired and glandy - menopause or something else?

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GraceMarks Sun 19-May-19 17:02:52

I'm perimenopausal and recently I've been feeling just absolutely exhausted. It's first thing when I wake up, which makes it hard to get out of bed, but I rally a bit when I've got dressed. Then it hits again mis-afternoon for the rest of the day. I also feel permanently 'glandy' - you know what I mean, neck feeling like it's swollen and a bit of a sore throat, like the onset of a cold but it never develops into one.

Is this a known menopause thing? I can't find anything about it online and I'm reluctant to go to my GP unless there's actually something wrong. I've been quite a lot this year and I don't want to get a reputation for hypochondria...

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avocadochocolate Sun 19-May-19 19:23:24


Her0utdoors Sun 19-May-19 19:29:05

Hay fever? Are you going to bed sober and not eating loads of sugary or fatty foods before bed? Doing that always helps me feel better when I wake up. As does giving the bedroom a good dust, especially under the bed.

GraceMarks Sun 19-May-19 22:05:38

I don't drink. I tend to eat early so I don't have anything about three hours before I go to bed. I do suffer from hayfever, but would that or dust allergies make me so knackered in the afternoon?

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GraceMarks Sun 19-May-19 22:07:19

I do have a lot of the symptoms of ME actually, but I don't think I would qualify as being tired enough.

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