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I feel like a Hormonal imbalance is ruining my life.(7 Posts)
I had a consultation with a gynaecologist last year who has an expertise in menopause/hrt etc. He confirmed that I have an imbalance of hormones. Likely to begin menopause early, but reluctant to test until I reach 40 (in 36). He wanted to put me onto the pill to see if that would help, but i decided against it. Last time it had a horrible effect on my moods, so I foolishly thought with enough research I could find other ways to deal with this. Boy was I wrong. I feel as though my life is falling apart. I am so tired all the time, feel joyless and totally useless. I just don't know who to turn or what to do. Im not depressed if that makes sense? But feel like a dark cloud looming over me. I have 5/kids and really feeling overwhelmed dealing with all their needs and wants. Dr appointment will be make asap. I guess i needed somewhere to vent and hoped someone here would understand. Apologies if its on the wrong thread.
Sorry you are feeling like this.
I'm not exactly thrilled by what your expert said! Tell me, how was your hormone imbalance diagnosed without any blood tests? Are you 36?
The guidelines are blood tests for women with peri symptoms if you are under 45. If you have not had this done ( and the tests need to be done twice over 2 months) find another gynae.
You ought to have a hormone profile with your FSH at least.
One Pill which is given for early peri is Qlaira. Or you could have HRT depending on your symptoms.
I think you need another opinion.
Ensure you get your Vit D levels checked out by GP plus get anaemia ruled out.
@PollyPerky yes I am 36. I have 5 children, and have had 3 pregnancy losses. He is very well esteemed in this area, so I just assumed he had seem this all before. I have a list of symptoms that match, so never questioned it, just thought I would learn to just deal with it, but it's been really effecting my life now and I would like to get to the bottom of this, so think I will asked to be re referred for bloods etc.
Thanks so much for your reply.
Are you in the UK? If so your gynae ought to follow the NICE menopause guidelines.
I'm in Northern Ireland. Anaemia is a recurrent problem with me. Def need my blood count done. I stain and cramp a week after my period, this can last for a week, so within a month there are 2 weeks at the very most were I feel OK.
Sorry to but in on your conversations, i am going through the exact same thing and iv'e just come across some interesting info; If you can possibly read up on Carol Vordaman menopause you'll be surprised on what she has to say........I do hope this help's.
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