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Hi all, my first post on here and I have to say I feel better having read all your posts. Thanks for sharing your stories xx
It takes a lot for me to go to the doctor's, and even sat there today trying to explain all my symptoms I kept wishing I wasn't there!
I'm 56 and I had a hysterectomy when I was 40 but still have my ovaries. I've been having hot flushes for about 4 years and I thought I was coping ok until this year. I have so many more symptoms now, mainly fatigue, anxiety, headaches, times when I feel as though I'm on a different planet (brain fog?) and unable to cope. I also have vaginal dryness and it's affecting my sex life with my partner. We've only been together a few years and although I've told him it's due to the menopause, I'm feeling guilty and even more anxious.
So, the doctor told me the options and I have another appointment in a couple of weeks to tell her whether or not I want to take oestrogen or antidepressants!! I'm favouring oestrogen tablets., the thought of antidepressants terrifies me.
I'll let you know how I get on.
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