cervical mucus and high FSH

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Still have monthly cervical mucus.  Not a lot but some.  Last month a lot.  FSH testd this week.  86.37

How can this be????

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    Hi Beth

    Yes I experience the same, especially with lovely peri!!

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    This just doesn't make sense from what we are told.  I asked the nurse practitioner several times in the appt.  She never answered me.  Its like she blocked it out. Its not discharge.  My pap came back normal.  My vaginal canal  is always very moist.  Never experienced dryness.  Tried to find if the FSH fluctuates.  Can't find any info on that topic. 

     

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    Whats cervical mucus?? never had that. what does the reading mean? ive been on the menopause for 10 years, ive been post now for 1 year with no period, symptoms a lot milder and starting to feel like my old self, symptoms can carry on up to 5 years after period stopping.

    During early peri hormones fluctuate, so blood readings are not very reliable, drs are supposed to test bloods  for menpause every 3 months, for a total of 9 months, totalling 3 blood tests in all for a more acurate reading, so out of those 3 tests, if you get 2 positive readings for the menopause then your on it, if you get 2 negatives then your not, your better just going on your symptoms, whats happening to you??

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      CM is that substance which is present in your vaginal.  It changes throughout the month.  From thick and whitish to clear and stretchy.  During your normal monthly cycle it will appear transparent and stretchy just before ovulation.   If you google images it you will find a series of images of what it looks at different times of the month.  You will recognize it.  Well they did not do any other tests.  Just FSH. And only once in my life.   And they run them through this OBYGYN like cattle.  So there is no time to even discuss anything.   Never had the usual symptoms of menopause.  And I have been under extreme stress.  FSH says one thing body says another.

       

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      Yes know what you mean now! i didnt get vaginal dryness until i actually got period changes, meaning when they became less often, doesnt mean because you werent dry this day, your never not dry, just how your hormones were on the day of the tests, because when your in peri hormones fluctuate greatly.

      when my hormones were tested for the very first time, my specialists said, your hormones are on the floor, how do you feel, and i said fine, so, doesnt always follow your gonna feel bad even if the tests say your on it, could be, that some of my hormones were compensating for the others dropping and thats why i felt ok, i dont know. My gp actually said to me, you cant be on the menopause because your not 51 yet, i was 46, and she was a female gp, my advice to you on drs is, forget them, total arrogance and ignorance, your better going to a well women clinic if you have one and just discuss your symptoms with them instead.

      During perimenopause, which is early menopause, it starts with, severe anxiety and depression, or, PMS, so if you suffered with pms before your cycle, then its worse during peri, you will get some symptoms one day, and others the next, you have to recognise your symptoms, and control them as best you can when you have identified them, most of the ladies on here have done it through life style changes, alternative therapies etc, drs will not be keen to give anyone HRT that is in peri menopause, because you wont really need them as this is the time when your hormones fluctuate so, much, so you are at risk then of taking in too many hormones, which, can be as bad as not having enough, but, there are exceptions to that rule, just depend on the  tests done at the right time, and 3 months break inbetween further testing to be sure, and once drs have a test in their hand that says, your not on menopause, they normally wont budge, and tell you then its over anxiety, or its all in your head.  

      You can only really take control when your symptoms are coming regularly, and it becomes obvious to you that its the menopause, because if  you are on the menopause then, any other tests you go for out of sheer worry of not knowing what is wrong with you, will be normal, because there is nothing wrong with any of your organs, its the way they are being made to work by the dropping, or, fluctuating hormones during perio menopause.  Symptoms normally come, just before period is due, then when on your period, symptoms will ease, then after it stops, symptoms kick in again until they settle back down  until the next cycyle starts again, peri can last for up to 8/10 years which was me, i have had no period for 1 year now, some drs say you have to have no period for 1/2 years before you can say your post, after this time, your symptoms go very mild, but can continue for up to 5 years after no periods, if they dont, and they seem as bad as ever, then thats when you may need HRT, if you feel HRT is for you.

      To say your in menopause, you have to be having period changes, either, going longer, or, shorter before you come on, then when your on, they can last longer, or, shorter, in early peri it may become extremely heavy with clotting, and may last longer than normal, mine went from 4 days to 7/8, then when your periods start dropping off, thats when your going into menopause itself, there are 3 stages to it, peri which is stage one, menopause stage 2, and post stage 3, which is 1 year after no period. but every bodies body is different, and whats normal for one, may not be normal for another. 

      Other symptoms may be, night sweats which are hot flushes that you may get during the day, but night sweats felt through the night.

      Wierd dreams

      fatigue lethargy

      hunger/thirst

      sugar cravings

      headaches

      head pressure

      severe anxiety, phobias, panic attacks

      heart palps

      increasing severe depression

      slow dijestion

      aches and pains, 

      off balance dizzy spells

      These are just a few, and you dont get them all together, and they range from very mild, to extremely severe!! does this sound familiar to you? what have you been experiencing.

      hopes this helps you.

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      I have made an appt to go to an acupuncturist next week.  Nurse praticioner declared me post menopausal.  Gave me a script for progesterone.  I have not taken it and I may not at all.  When I picked it up I spoke with the pharmacist who told me about other clinics where they do more testing.  I will get a saliva test either through a clinic or via online and test everything.  I don't have debilitating symptoms.  I hav been under extreme stress this past five years and I think it has somthing to do with that.  Because stress can really mess with your hormones

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      so if your post menopausal then, you have finished your periods?? im not asking about the reasons for your extreme stress, but, menopause causes extreme stress also. i was suffering with extreme stress myself in my personal life for 3 years, and whilst im sure it had affect on my menopausal symptoms, i knew it was more the menopause that was causing the stress to be worse in me. 

      can i ask, is the saliva test, testing for your cortisol levels by any chance mainly Addisons Disease? or, is the saliva test another way of  testing hormones, ive had a saliva test myself, but, it wasnt for menopause!

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      I do want to do a saliva test and check everything.  I think cortisol is an issue.    I think my message from yesterday got disgarded.  I have an appt. with an acupuncturist next week.  The stress was and is from... I bought a house with a church  people are mad the church sold so its been non stop harrassment by locals for five years.  They yell obscentities at me.  Make false complaints to county officials.  Constantly tresspass.  When I tell them to leave or I will call the sheriff they yell go ahead call the sheriff

       

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      my god thats terrible, that will definately affect you, and its not your fault the church sold the place, so why take it out on you, not being very christian are they hypocrites!

      Acupunturists should be good, i use to see ahomeopathists and he was good, but medication didnt last long term, you may find the same with acupuncture, people on the forum hjave had good results with it though, Hope your  neighbours realise what they are doing, and see sense. good luck with that. 

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      Village idiots are crazy. I am hoping to sell out and move. Yes, I am trying  eastern medicine.  Since the appt. I started dieting. No caffine, no meat, no dairy.  Just veg and fish.  Mostly salmon.  Lots of water.  Walking everyday.  But a little alcohol in the evening.  Gonig ot ge nw vitamins today.  Going back on magnesium. I want to hang on to everything I have for as long as I got life. 

       

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      Beth..........Good luck for the sale then more stress though........jeez think i would be on the alcohol every night with that lot going on, heard good reports about magnesium, you sound like you have a good attitude to life anyway, good luck getting through it all, speak again sometime.  
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