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There is a history if early menopause in my close family, and I have suffered with PMS all my life. Also suffered severe PND after my first child was born.
I'm now 44, and noticed last year my cycle was changing. Much lighter flow and my PMS lasting longer. Although when I ovulated I suddenly started feeling almost euphoric with happiness. Noticed I was sweatier than normal, too.
Then one month by PMS never went away. It stayed. And I started feeling very anxious all the time. I couldn't take any pleasure in anything. Just awful.
My GP put me on ADs. But after a long dialogue he agreed to refer me to a menopause clinic. Even though my blood tests have all come back normal, my gynaecologist believes my anxiety and depression are being caused by my hormones - because of my history with PMS and PND.
I'm to start HRT next month, and she promises the added oestrogens will make me feel so much better and I won't need ADs.
Would love to hear from anyone whose had a similar experience, and if it worked for them?
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