Menopause at age 36? Is it possible?
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|Tue, 09-06-2005 - 11:22am|
I am 36 years old and have been having a very bad time with health issues. For the past several months I have been experiencing sever anxiety attacks and am getting treated for this with meds and therapy. I wake up every morning feeling so anxious and uptight it is as though I have had a million cups of coffee before my feet hit the ground. I also have woken up on occassion just drenched in sweat and don't understand. Before all this it the fan I had gone to the Urgent Care and ER thinking I was dying and they were watching my heart but it turned out to be this "panic" thing. I am also being tested for a lightly enlarged Pituitary Gland and the Endocronologist said that a certain mormone is high as well as my cortosol levels. My therapist suggested something that did not occur to me. Am I starting menopause? Because I have been feeling so out of sorts and just nuts sometimes and I don't understand what is happening with my body. I am actually on short term disability from work right now because of the very stressful job I have and just stress in general and not being able to cope. And, I am a single mom of a 4 year old that gets no help from my ex so that is an added stresser and I must fix myself so I can be there for my daughter. Any ideas? I would think that I would be way too young to be going through this yet. But, I have had so many tests by doctors that they say there realy is not anything wrong with me. At least life threatening. The only thing I have not done is gone to my gynocologist to discuss this. I feel that if I brought it up with him he would say I was too young. Any thoughts? I am having these body temperature problems like hot/cold flashes, anxiety, depression, uneasiness, confussion, weird changes is tastes in my mouth which I can't explain, and tingling in my body. I feel like I am loosing control of my body.