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Hello ladies . Does anyone know what I mean by this title ? It's really weird . It happened to me earlier . I was having a clear out , sorting out clothes , trying desperately to get motivated , when I had this weird almost out of body experience . Does this make sense ? I was there , but felt somewhat detached from myself . Am I going mad ? It's such a job to explain . Also this is the first month in ages that I'm actually late . It's usually between three and four weeks that I come on . It's now four and a half weeks since my last period , so hopefully they will start lengthing out to give me a breather from all the bleeding . Anyway some advice would be greatly appreciated . I turned 50 in August . Jane X 

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    Jane,

    Yes!!!! You're not going mad! The last couple days Ive had this off and on all darn day! I do not have a period, I had a hysterectomy 16 yrs ago but kept my ovaries. I just started Estrace Cream a week ago and for me I think that's causing my fogginess, my doc says no, but I'm not buying it. I found an article about hormones and what can happen with too much or too little, mine are all too little of estrogen and progesterone! Give it a look, it might help you decide if this could be your issue!!

    How do I know if my hormone levels are off-balance?

    Finding the right balance of hormones can be tricky especially after an oophorectomy (removal of ovaries). Luckily, your body is usually pretty good about telling you what it needs. Simple symptoms may easily be ignored, but it's important to note that these symptoms have been reported by women experiencing hormone imbalance. If you have any of these symptoms, discuss them with your doctor during your next checkup as you consider managing menopause with hormone replacement therapy.

    Keep a symptom diary to take to your doctor to discuss adjusting your hormone levels. Note any symptoms along with the length of the symptom and the intensity.

    Here are some general indicators to help you as you keep your symptoms diary:

    Too much estrogen:

    Water retention

    Fatigue

    Breast swelling

    Fibrocystic breasts

    PMS-like symptoms

    Loss of sex drive

    Uterine fibroids

    Craving for sweets

    Weight gain

    Too little estrogen:

    Hot flashes

    Shortness of breath

    Night sweats

    Sleep disorders

    Vaginal shrinkage

    Painful intercourse

    Vaginal dryness

    Dry skin

    Anxiety

    Mood swings

    Headache

    Depression

    Memory Loss

    Heart palpitaions

    Yeast infections

    Inability to reach orgasm

    Too much progesterone:

    Depression

    Somnolence

    Too little progesterone:

    Headache

    Hot flashes

    Low libido

    Anxiety

    Night sweats

    Swollen breasts

    Painful breasts

    Sleep disorder

    Shortness of breath

    Moodiness

    Vaginal shrinkage

    Fuzzy thinking

    Painful intercourse

    Depression

    Vaginal dryness

    Food cravings

    Dry skin

    Irritability

    Insomnia

    Mood swings

    Memory loss

    Weight gain

    Heart palpitations

    Bloating

    Yeast infections

    Inability to concentrate

    Inability to reach orgasm

    Painful joints

    Asthma

    Too much testosterone:

    Oily skin

    Acne

    Facial hair

    Deepening voice

    Feelings of anger and aggression

    Male pattern baldness

    Clitoral enlargement

    Too little testosterone:

    Vaginal dryness

    Urinary incontinence

    Dry skin

    Brittle hair

    Decreased sexual desire

    Reduced energy and sense of well-being

    Insensitivity to clitoral stimulation

    Insensitivity to nipple stimulation

    Decreased arousability overall

    Lower capacity for orgasm

    Thinning of pubic hair (for some women)

    Hope this helps!!

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    Hi Jane 

    You are not going weird , the symptoms of the menopause make you feel like your going mad but it just the declining hormones levels that have a huge effect on your body . 

    Keep strong and have a lot of support at this time ; you need it 

    Love Linda xx

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    I've been thinking lately, "Who am I? Where did I go?" 

    Simple activities that were part of my every day life now seem foreign, and very far away.

    I've decided to try to ride it out, and think of it as transitioning into a new me.

    Detaching from myself might be a good thing, in many ways.

    Meanwhile, I feel like I'm often bleeding to death, verging on anemia, and getting anxiety I thought I'd resolved long ago.  Bla.

    I feel for you. I just discovered these forums and am relieved to know whatever I'm going through is nothing unusual.  That list of symptoms Gigi just posted? Yep- all of the above LOL.

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    Hi Jane the only time I had an out of body experience was when I had my first migraine about 3 years ago, I didn't really have a headache I just had bit of a fuzzy head and felt like I wasn't in my own body but it was quite scary... I had one migraine sometime after that but no more now. Maybe you had a migraine too.

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    I know what you mean.  I feel spaced out and not quite with it at all.  I feel like I'm going mad.

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