Are you ever symptoms free?

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Hi ladies,

I just wanted to ask whether you have days with this peri, when you are symptoms free? Last month I had few days after my period finished when I felt quite 'normal', I woke one morning relaxed, with quite bit of energy, feeling positive, no pains and aches. But it was literally just few days. I seem to start getting symptoms around ovulation time which for me was always around day 10 or 11 and giving that my period has extended from 4 days to at least 7, it really doesn't leave a big window. I am also no good 10 days leading up to my period and so often there is no break. One of the thing I suffer with is breast tenderness and joint pain. I went to breast clinic, they only examined me saying my breasts are fine, it must be all hormonal, despite I said I was not able to even work out if my discomfort was related to my cycle.it's so frustrating. I wonder how is it for others?

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    Hi

    That's exactly the same for me, from day 1 through to day 13 or 14 I might as well be a different person because it's horrible. I have a few days where I feel ok and then it's the run up to my period so those few days are blissful.

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    I get a few days where I feel normal. The ovulation time, the days right before and after my cycle are the worst. Hate thinking that this could go on for a few more years.
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    Hi Daisy...yes definitely happens in peri. My doctor said 2 main signs in peri were mood swings and flushes. I have kept track of symptoms for about 6 months now and my bad week is week 2 of my cycle...about day 9 for about 5 days....i get really down, have hot sweats and anxiety and heartburn. Then I pick up until about 2 days before my period...then I feel a bit flat and teary and tired.

    When I am bad I am really bad and then I feel normalish again but I feel wary waiting for the next 'surge'. Its a crappy ride and the worst thing is you don't know when its going to end sad

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    You sound exactly like me!! I could have written that.
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    Unfortunately, I have not felt normal in a long time. I have been having peri symptoms for about six years and it's been about four years since I can recall having normal days in between my cycles. I long for the day that I can feel normal again.
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      It's so good to hear that someone is going through the same as me. I literally just get through the days. I can't remember what normal is.  I just pray it will all pass one day.
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      I can so identify with you on this, I always expect the worst and get the odd occasional day when I feel normal but these don't come as often as I would like🙁
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    I don't have any good days. The worst is the dizziness and off balance feeling I have all day everyday. I'm getting an MRI next week. At this point I'm hoping they find something so I can get down to the cause of it.
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      I know what you mean....i rarely have great days..in fact I can't remember the last time I woke up and thought I feel great today. I was reading the paper today and there was an article on ovarian cancer...and because I feel so achy and yuk today I start thinking 'maybe I have that?' I have 7 of the 10 symptoms! I am due for a pelvic ultrasound this week....is that how you see if you have it?

      I have bloating, indigestion, fatigue, urinary frequency, constipation and pelvic aches and pains!

      But then I get told these are peri symptoms.

      I had an ultrasound last year and everything was good?

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      I think it is pelvic ultrasound that shows it. I had it done last year.

      I know, all these symptoms we have in peri makes me think I have something more going on. My brain starts catastrophizing. I have an MRI Monday for the dizzy, off balance just to rule things out. I truly wish I was about 15 years older and be passed all this.

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      Good luck with the MRI...I am sure it will be fine. I have the dizziness and spacy feeling a lot. I feel like I am drunk.

      I have my breast scan may 16 then go back to doc to discuss HRT. Fingers crossed all is ok....i have a friend who had no lumps and went for first mammogram and found out she had breast cancer.

      She had chemo and at the moment ok but its a bit scary. I always catastrophise when I am anxious. Deep breaths here we come smile

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      Good luck on scan. That's good to get it before HRT. Doctors here, the ones I've gone to don't even do them before HRT. Let us know how it goes.
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