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So I went to the GYN today for my brain fog, mood swings, and low energy. The brain fog and fatigue are the worst. There are times when I fear for my job because I can't remember where I am, what I did, or what I promised to do.
She looked at my period tracker app and said "you still haven't missed a period. You have no hot flashes or night sweats. You're in for a long haul. This is still PMS."
I am 52.
She prescribed the Nuvaring birth control transdermal which I am fine with using. It's low dose, so lower risk of side effects. I can start after my next period.
My question is--are PMS and peri mutually exclusive things?
I've had PMS--cramps, bloating, moods--since the 80's. But that PMS has never been like it's been the last 4-5 years. My brain fog and fatigue are so bad around my period I don't drive, I take sick days, and I can barely care for myself.
Do you ladies have an understanding of PMS and peri as more of a venn diagram where issues overlap?
I guess I am just looking for some kind of progress towards the end of this nightmare!
Any insights would be much appreciated! Love you!
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