Feel like the walls are closing in on me...

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It's so nice to find this forum & to read that I'm not the only person going through this nightmare. It's been a rough couple of years for me, I got diagnosed with diverticular disease about eight months ago after suffering years of upset tummys etc. which has been very stressful to say the least & to add to that the doctor confirmed last year that I'm in the Perimenopause & I think that I have been for a few years now. But I've been really struggling over the past few months, all the usual symptoms, BAD mood swings, flushes, really heavy periods, migraines, feeling so sick & continual upset stomach, I feel a complete mess!! & to top it all I'm in a fairly new relationship, so I'm also feeling so guilty about always being ill & never being able to do anything, which is adding to the stress, although he is being very patient & very understanding...  I finally managed to persuade the doctor to give the the birth control pill to see if that will help balance some of these raging hormones out & then hopefully I will start to see an improvement soon? I just wondered if anyone else had tried the combined pill & if it had helped & also how long it takes to start working. I started taking it on Monday & since then I've felt even more nauseas & had a really upset stomach yesterday, I'm guessing this could be some of the side effects? Sorry to sound all doom and gloom but I feel so stressed sad

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    How late can you take the pill?  I thought they wanted you off of it when you enter your 40's.  I think one of the reasons I don't have symptoms is because I take vitamins which are to help with hormonal balance.  But I also had a friend in her 40's who was having bad hot flashes.  She found a vitamin for hormonal balance and she said it helped tremendously.

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    I think you also have to do your research and press the doctor because I realize now I really got the shaft in th dr's office with a nurse practitioner. She ripped me up one side and down the other that menopause is a natural normal thing get over it!!!  And I had only asked about missing a few periods in an appt. for a bladder infection.  I needed to clear up a bladder infection before  I traveled abroad. I had an appt. what was wrong about asking???  I should have reported her!

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    Sherrie, you should feel okay after a few days give it till next week if you still feel sick have her/him change it. The first low dose pill I took didn't make me feel better after a week so she changed it. Of course, my doctor would call me to see how I was doing because my symptoms were pretty severe. But when I told her I felt worse or no affect she immediately changed it but said to wait 2 weeks before starting the new one so they don't overlap. In the meantime try flax seed oil, there's a pill Oct called Hot Flash, seems to work but not fast enough, or make Flax seed juice or tea. It needs to be a little syrupy but it truly works.
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      Thank you Patra, the sickness seems to have calmed down a bit now but my tummy is still up & down, but that's nothing unusual for me unfortunately. Also my mood is not as low today as my period finished at the weekend, so a bit of a weight has been lifted!  I'm going to stick with it for at least a month & see how i feel. Re the Flax seed, I sit opposite a Polish lady at work & she swears by it. I feel like I've tried so many different things & I'm never sure if I give them long enough to work? Unfortunately I see a different doctor every time i go to the surgery, so I can't build up any sort of relationship with any of them which isn't helping...
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