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Is 36 too young for menopause?

(6 Posts)
M1ss1e Mon 13-Nov-17 19:53:46

I have read a few posts and I think I have probably answered my own question. However, maybe there is someone feeling a little like I do, confused & suddenly old?
Does the menopause cause you to have ‘heavy’ boobs? I remember the same sort of feeling when I breast fed (which was near on 9 years ago), my periods are regular as clockwork but as I’m getting older I have unbearable abdominal cramps, sometimes this causes me to have diarrhoea. I also have hot flushes, mainly at night, I wake up in a pool of sweat. I also have days where I feel really emotional, I want to cry but for no reason. I had a episode at work today, I couldn’t hold back the tears after someone asked me if I was ok, I couldn’t explain why I felt the need to cry but I couldn’t stop the tears from flowing. I would appreciate hearing from anyone in the same boat or has already been through this. TIA x

PollyPerky Tue 14-Nov-17 08:12:24

You need to look at a charity website- The Daisy Network- for women with premature menopause (under 40.) There is a lot of info. If your GP isn't able to help, ask for a referral to a specialist. The treatment is either HRT or a certain type of birth control pill- Qlaira.

If your periods are still regular, your GP needs to look at other reasons as well though. Loose bowels with periods is quite normal- know lots of women who say this happens (as it did for me) . Sweating at night can be for other reasons such as a virus - have you been unwell? Also the unbearable cramps- could be endo.

Looks as if you need a full investigation - bloods, pelvic scan, appt with a good gynae - to see what's going on.

M1ss1e Tue 14-Nov-17 12:47:34

I haven’t been unwell & only notice sweats when it’s the time of the month.

I think my mum said she had endro & had to have a hysterectomy quite young, not sure if it hereditary

I will take a look at website thank you smile

PollyPerky Tue 14-Nov-17 14:02:38

sweating in the run up to a period is very normal. You may well find your PMS gets worse as you get older and that's what all of this is about, not meno.

M1ss1e Tue 14-Nov-17 16:50:08

Either way the joys of being a woman lol 😂

HashiAsLarry Tue 14-Nov-17 16:54:59

Night sweating and some of the other symptoms sometimes show up with thyroid problems. They're the first symptom I noticed when mine went wonky. May be worth a visit to the gp to rule anything else out.

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