Hi, Im new here and think Im in early menopause...
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|Sat, 09-08-2012 - 5:53pm|
I have been suspicious for several years that I was in early peri-menopause. I had great difficulty conceiving children even in my 20's as my progesterone was not low, it dropped too quickly to support pregnancy. Fortunately, with the right doc who figured this out (it took 18 months of blood tests etc) I was monitored to have 2 children. I also had fibroid tumors that grew so large surgical removal was neccessary in order to try to have a healthy enough uterine environment to carry pregnancy.
Anyway currently and for the last year or so, I have had night sweats, weight gain and loss, terrible resurgence of acne, followed more recently with hair loss (down below) and thinning hair on my head... sprouts here and there (various locations allover... fortunately remedied with tweezers and steady hand). Fatigue, yet waking early with no cause. Im actually more relaxed than ever before in my life so anxiety is out. My symptoms mimic pregnancy and yet I am not... I had ovulation symptoms as early as day 6-7 of my current cyle and this is the 2nd or 3rd month of that... but this month I dont believe I ovulated at all. I dont mind as Im done having children and not ttc. I looked at the list here of menopause symptoms and wow. Im wondering if I need to go to my obgyn sometime in the near future or just keep managing the thinning hair, the weird cycles and somehow try to "scape" around the hairloss down below... at least there is no longer an abundance to deal with :-) I welcome any insights. Thanks!