Exhausted, anyone?

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I'm 48. I should be full of the joys of spring. Does anyone else have a sudden bout of exhaustion? It comes from nowhere, lasts anything from a couple of hours to a couple of days and then leaves. It's like 'flu without the snot and sore throat. Any thoughts?

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    I am 40 years old and as far as i know started peri about 5 months ago.I have those days that I'm so exhausted nothing matters to me but sleep. It lasts for three or four days and then I'm back to my normal self cooking, baking , cleaning and playing with my two and four year old sons.
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    Hi Louise,

    Possible peri menopausal?

    I have been battling this since 41. I am now 53.

    That was a symptom I had in the very beginning. and still have at times now.

    Yes we woman don't have it easy. Everyone is different. Make an appointment for some blood work. They can tell you just about where you are (in menopause). by your blood levels.

    Good luck,

    Maggie

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      Hi Louise,

      I have started charting my symptoms and I have noticed that the extreme exhaustion usually happens 3-5 days before my period. I try to take my iron supplements regularly during this time. But sometimes it catches me unawares if my period is planning to come early. This knowledge doesn't stop the tiredness but it helps me to plan around it more effectively.

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    Here her certainly I got it. I am 46 turning 47 soon. I have a sudden drop of energy like discribed. I also feel so sleepy all of a sudden too. Good luck Louis. It is hard going through this peri.. sad
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    Yes I get that too. Today I just can't wake up. I have Multiple sclerosis too among other things but have never quite felt this exhausted. I am 53 and haven't had a period since November. Been having peri symptoms for at least 2 years now. It's depressing.
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    Hi Louise, Oh yes...welcome to the club...not one you may like, but at least here on this forum, you will find support from a lot of nice ladies!  I just can't believe there are so many of us!!  I only found it a few days ago, and I thought I was alone...Surprise!!  We are NOT alone!!  It's shocking that so many of us are going through this!!  Lots of support and great information that is shared!!  I just got back from a doc apt, and made to grocery store stops, and I am exhausted, I can hardly move, and every part of my body hurts.  All I want to do is close my eyes, and go to sleep.  It's crazy, I never used to be like this! I really wanted to go to one of my favorite stores to do a little shopping for me...I didn't even want to go back out to do that...now THAT is NOT like me at all!!  Me not want to go buy something new?????  mad  Good Luck Dear!!
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      Thank you. On a positive note, just think of all the money you'll save! Brilliant idea: What if, each time that happens, you put the money you would have spent somewhere safe, before you know it you'll have enough for a nice relaxing spa day, or a holiday somewhere warm and dry.......

      All the best to you x

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