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Rationally, I know that I am not going insane. I recognize what is happening to me, and I know that it is hormonal. I am turning 52, and as my periods have become more and more irregular, my symptoms have become even more intense. My moods are all over the place from peace and happiness to rage, despondency, frustration, and severe agitation, all in the blink of an eye.
I am a strong person, and I am determined to do this, and I will; it's just that after three years, I am so exhausted by it all!
The physical symptoms aren't fun either (bloating, alternating constipation and diarrhea, disorientation, zinging throughout my body, feeling hot and then freezing...), but I can deal with them. It's the mental symptoms that are so hard to cope with!
I know what I have to do, and I am doing it: staying focused and getting my tasks done, working (I run my own business), seeing friends, exercising, eating well... It just seems that no matter how hard I work to be well, I still find myself in the same place.
I recognize that I can't control my hormones. When things are bad, which they are most of the time right now, I just tell myself that time is passing and, one day, all of this will be over, and I won't have to live like this anymore.
Can any women out there relate to my story? Please share your experiences with me. It helps to know that I'm not alone.
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