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Surely too young and now completely confused

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sadielouise78 Thu 11-May-17 22:44:05

Hi. I'm 42 and have been told today I'm probably in menopause (not sure if that means perimenopause). I don't have kids of my own but have two wonderful stepchildren. Although I know I'm not going to have kids of my own as my partner doesn't want any today's news has really knocked me for six. I went to the doctors as I've been having terrible night sweats, waking up drenched pretty much every night, and not sleeping great because of this. I'm on the mini pill and have bleeds every three months or so. I feel like I'm too young for all this! I'm completely confused by HRT but the doctor I spoke to today said because I'm young for menopause I need to protect myself from osteoporosis. I'm going back to the doctors on Monday to discuss it more but I was just wondering if anyone has gone through this as early as me and has any advice on HRT or just how you're coping in general. Thanks.

PollyPerky Fri 12-May-17 08:22:23

Read the info on The Daisy Network. Charity led by drs for women with early meno. They have a forum but you have to pay to join.

sadielouise78 Fri 12-May-17 11:07:46

Thank you. I will take a look.

fessmess Fri 12-May-17 11:10:39

You could be peri menopausal as I was at 40. Had menopause at 47. Had a few night sweats but no flushes. It's horrid. Good luck.

Emerald13 Wed 20-Sep-17 22:37:01

I'm in the same boat, feel lonely because of my early menopause...grateful for hrt, helps a lot!

ihatethecold Mon 25-Sep-17 16:40:26

Maybe there should be a peri menopausal thread on here.
I'm 43 and very confused and overwhelmed by what's happening to me and what to do next.
The menopause matters forum isn't helping me much.

SSYMONDS Mon 25-Sep-17 22:01:12

Definitely Pursue it. I'm 42 and I've already been through the menopause. It does happen.

I am on HRT, its not an overnight miracle, but definitely helping.

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