does anyone know about fsh levels?

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My fsh test was done 5 days after my last period and was 8.8. My doctor says im not even peri menopausal. So im at a loss to y im feeling the way I do especially as I read a lot of women with same symptoms as me are experiencing peri. For my own mind it would be good if I knew there was a reason I felt like I do?

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    Hi Shazza

                     how old are you? 

                                                    Mrs M x

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    Me too Dr says no too young & blood tests normal but I think after nearly loosing my mind and coming on here that that's normal I have a family history of early menopause and I'm 33 mum was 40 nan 35 so I don't think they shoukd be ruling it out I will seek another GP as they don't have a reasonable explanation for my symptoms sad
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      I think you have to test them at the exact times they are fluctuating / dropping & that can be any time of day so a bit impossible
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    Hi shaznead

    I'm 48 and have been experiencing peri symptoms for about 18 months. My doctor did the fsh blood test and it came back negative but I was referred to a menopause specialist who confirmed I was definitely peri. The blood results can differ depending on what day they are taken so an experienced doctor tends to go by the other symptoms. My specialist was wonderful and I felt for the first time someone really understood what was happening for me.

    This time in our lives just really sucks! I hope you find things that work for you. I decided to go doen the HRT route as I was at the end of my tether. I've also found rrelaxation and mindfulness really useful.

    Good luck

    Anitax

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    Hi Shaz

                  do you feel exhausted all the time hun

                                          Mrs M x

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    If your not taking Vitamin B12 I'de recommend it, the dispersible type, cherry flavoured
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      No im not exhausted. I have been experiencing high anxiety all the time especially around 7 to 10 days before periodwhich cals to more manageable level when period starts. Started couple of months ago was completely floored by it developed into panic attacks was really bad for about 4 weeks. Started on hrt and vitamins b6 and b12 and anti anxiety meds and seems better. Just had my latest period and it was bad again for about 5 days before but subsiding once starts. Periods erratic between 21 and 24 days apart some months spotting for werk before then just lasting a day and very light to lasting 2 days and being heavy
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    Thanks all for replies I have been doing breathing excersizes and started to doing a lot more physical excersize also. I must admit I am a bit of a worrier anyway and it doesnt sit well with me not having a reason for it. Just convinced myself I was going mad (which made the anxiety worse) just gotta keep telling myself it just a feeling and it does help. Y didnt my mum tell me bout this stuff lol
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    someone else on this forum posted that their doc said hormone levels changed from hour to hour.

    i guess you know when your body is changing.

    trust your instinct.!

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    8.8 indicates you thyroid is working very hard and you should prob be on thyroid meds. My doc told me I was not in Perry for years because I was in the "normal" range for female hormones. The problem with those ranges is that they are too broad and that your tests can change throughout the day and month. The other thing about the thyroid stimulating hormone test is what is high for one person might be "normal" for another. throughout my 20s and 30s my thyroid stimulating hormone test was running at about one… Then when I entered this horrific perimenopausal phase, it shot up to 2.8. Still within the normal range but hi for me. so my natural path, rather than treat the numbers, treated the symptoms and she was right. My number now is about .9 while we don't want to go any lower, The difference between 2.8 and .9 in my life was huge! So I feel you need to find a doctor that specializes in menopause… If you can't, I highly recommend finding a natural path as mine was the only one that taught me about all these numbers really mean. She was also able to alleviate a lot of my symptoms with thyroid medication low doses of topical, bio identical femalehormones and supplements.

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    Hi' interesting that you had the test 5 days after period. I too had this test but was instructed to have it day 2-3 into my period. Maybe thats why your result is not that High. Mine was 29. normal range i was told was 9-10. I am 46. I have been to hell and back with joint pain and chronic insomnia, migraine and feeling like i have lost the plot most days. I have had to start sertraline, I take b6, eve prim oil, chelated magnesium and macca 5:1 vit d spray. all have been recommended by people on this forum. A god send. Go back to your doc. Xx
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