Fizzbuzz - are you still around? Only my boobs are swollen and tender and my periods are getting closer together, not fading out . I am 47, fatigued all the time (but that could be the wine and really hope that there is something along the lines of a supplement that would help. Have googed (bad, bad idea) but seems that progesterone levels may be falling. I just wondered how things had progressed with you, and if anyone else was experiencing the same thing? Please?
Hi Sal Volatile and everyone. I'm 47 too and I guess it's time I joined this topic after a year of night sweats, rapid weight gain, loss of libido, tiredness, yada yada etc etc.
I think I've been in denial about it all, but my last 3 cycles have been 2 weeks, 6 weeks, ( panic preg. test ) and then 3 weeks, after being as regular as clockwork every 27 days for the last 35 years.
DH woke me up the other night to ask if we could change the sheets, because the bed was wringing wet and I was literally running with sweat.
Sal Volatile - I'm just started taking a supplement called "YMEA" which was highly recommended to me by a poster on another forum. It takes a few weeks to start working apparently, but I'll keep everyone updated on its effectiveness.
Anyone else suffering from appalling memory problems? It's caused me some difficulties at work TBH and really affected my confidence.
Hi Mrs F, I'd be really interested to know if the supplement works. I went to look for some today, but it seems that most of them contained estrogen support which I don't need if I'm right about the progesterone level being the problem. I'm now trying to find out if there is a natural Progesterone replacement I could try before braving the GP....
Have just happened upon this thread and was about to start my own. I was 50 yesterday but have had absolutely no menopause symptoms but just the other day my left breast was aching, not hurting, but a sporadic dull sensation,similar to before a period, just on one side. I think because I was aware of it I am forcussing on my chest and feeling it feels bigger,as before a period..if that makes sense ! It is just after my last period too - these are as regular as clockwork still btw. I have made appt to see the doctor on Monday, but wondered whether it might be hormonal ? It seems appropriate to occur just about on my big birthday but I am fretting about it..
I am 49 and occasionally get pains in my left breast, similar to those you describe MaryAnn. These are not usually premenstrual and last for a day or two and then disappear. I have found though, that as I teeter towards the menopause I no longer get much if any premenstrual breast tenderness at all these days.
This is offset unfortunately by much heavier and closer together periods which seems to be a general symptom of perimenopause.