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What do I do with this info?

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theprodigaldaughter Thu 13-Apr-17 16:10:38

Just before Christmas I started to have symptoms including feeling anxious and a racing heart beat. I also had 2 heavy periods really close together. After Christmas I vowed to slim down and get fit as I thought I was entering menopause. I am 47. Since then I have lost a stone and half and am feeling really fit and healthy. However, I have had a few anxiety attacks since then. Also, I have started to sweat loads at night and cry at things I would not normally. My periods are also getting lighter and nearer together.

After a really bad week, I made an appointment to see my GP about the anxiety and that I cannot sleep well. She advised CBT and gave me a packet of Beta Blockers to use when I know I have a stressful event coming up. I was a bit hmm about the CBT as I am having anxiety attacks (or a fast heart beat when stressed) but do not feel depressed. In fact, I have never been happier in my life.

I just received the results from my 4 blood tests including hormone levels, iron, thyroid tests and full blood count. All was normal - no action except the hormone test which has come back as Borderline- Peri menopausal. I was told by the receptionist that the doctor who signed off the results to me said I can have an appointment to discuss if I want.

My Q is, what do I do now? If I am borderline peri, even though I feel like crap and can't sleep do I ask for the doctors help or do I start and see what I can do for myself? If I need to do anything I would prefer to go the natural route first.

PollyPerky Thu 13-Apr-17 16:26:58

You can go the 'natural route' if you want to but that is going to take months and months of trying various herbs etc. None of them may work.

Maybe read about HRT - it's safe and effective- don't go believing all the scary headlines in the tabloids.

Read about HRT on Menopause Matters website- written by the Chairman of the British Menopause Society. Loads of good advice on the HOME page- blog at the end of the page.

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