Feeling off

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Hello there . Today I’m just not feeling right . So , it’s coming up to my period next week some time . It’s my day off work today , but I don’t feel like doing anything . I just don’t feel right . Does this make sense to anyone ? Can’t put my finger on it . Generally under the weather , depressed , a bit achy , slight headache . I generally get a migraine before or during a period . I am 50 and have been having peri symptoms for nearly three years . Is this normal ? Thoughts please X

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    Hi jane, yes sounds right to me! I got those days often but didn't realise it was to do with menopause. I am now post meno pause with this came worse symptoms .. now on HRT best thing ever. Not everyone gets worse but quite a few people on here have. 

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    That’s reassuring 🤣

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    Sounds about right.  Have you been getting plenty of sleep?  Sometimes that can make me feel even more “off” than usual.  Lol
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    Hi Jane~ what are your peri symptoms that you've had for these last 3 years? I know I feel off too its all part of it for me, and I get the migraines also NOT good I'm afraid, they last for 3 LONG days.. These symptoms are so debilitating.. Do you keep a daily journal to see if the symptoms come back for you every month? Mine sure do.. When I'm feeling my symptoms for the day I look back in my journal and say to myself ok had this at this same time last month.. None of this is easy , I feel for you, maybe just do something for yourself today since its you day off, its hard I know to even do something for you, when you literally have to push yourself through these awful symptoms... Hope it clears up for you..?

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    Yes!! I'm 42 in perimenopause and get this feeling very often!!

    Before, during and after my period.

    It's awful.

    You're not alone.

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    Yes. Maybe you will be getting your period sooner than you think. I've got an awful headache today, and I'm thinking my period might come on again, even though I just had a three week long one! Just take it easy and rest if that's what you body is telling you. I don't push myself anymore. It's time to just take care of yourself. Find a good movie and veg.

    XO

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    Hi Jane

    yes at least you are aware you are in Peri

    I had about 3-4 yrs of it without really realizing that it was what i was dealing with.

    Every single thing you mentioned, ive had and have still. 

    Its part of the process unfortunately. You ask if it makes sense to anyone?

    I would guess that it makes sense to EVERYONE.   smile

    xoxoxoxo

     

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    Yes, this sounds like me...    When i feel like this I try to rest more..  It's OK to not want to do anything.  I also try and drink more water and double up on some supplements to get me thru. I swim so that sometimes take away the achy feeling.  I had a friend take hormone cream because her hot flashes were bad and migraines were worse.  

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    Thank you everyone for taking the time to reply . At least I know I’m not the only one feeling like this . I seem to go through spells of having hot flushes and night sweats and then I don’t get them for a while . I get a lot of nausea , indigestion and reflux , but I think that’s par for the course . It’s these dark moods that I hate . I have been on citalopram since January 2016 , only a small dose initially of 10mgs that I have gradually been decreasing as my doctor wanted me off it . My peri symptoms all started after losing my mum almost three years ago . I’ve not been the same person since then . Grief is a horrible thing and these past three years have been a nightmare . I would just live to be the old me again 😞

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      Im really really sorry for you losing your mum, its a long grieving process, and I too am losing my mum, but in a way that is also hard, because she has dementia now at 92, and we live far away from eachother. Ii have a lot of guilt, and isolation, and feelings of sadness and depression that have come over me since menopause started last year..

      You will get there in time, a more whole rounded being, at least im hoping this for myself. I understand your symptroms completely. the moods are the most debilitating by far though.

      sending you caring support

      xoxoxo

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    I should have added that citalopram is an antidepressant 
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    10 mg is a small dose. Are you wanting to go off it because it doesnt help you or you arent feelng well with this?

     

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    I was doing well on this dose , I never had to increase it . My doctor didn’t want me to stay on it any longer , so I thought if she isn’t going to prescribe it then I will have to slowly wean myself off . I am taking more or less a crumb of the tablet now . I tried to stop completely , but felt like I was slipping again , so went back to taking the tiniest dose . I also felt like I was a failure because I couldn’t cope without taking this medication and because my doctor said it’s not good long term . 
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      Yikes..Why is not good long term??  I have been taking this low dose for years and never thought it was bad for me long term, especially at a low dose. I know that other meds like statins aren't that great long term.    I can relate with feeling like slipping-  I for awhile would take half a pill (5 mg) but felt the 'slipping' so I went back to 10 mg.  And now, sometimes when I feel that I need more (not too often) I take 2 which is 20mg.  I try to exercise and eat healthy so if I need a little more help, I'm ok with that.  : )

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    Never a failure

    You need to do whats helping you to go forward. Its not a harmful ssri long term. Its good you are taking small amounts and tapering off.

    Thoughts of support headed your way.

    You are doing fine, dont beat yourself up  

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