How do you ladies know when you started preimenopause

Posted , 9 users are following.

I’m 52 and have no idea when I started. 

0 likes, 12 replies

Report / Delete

12 Replies

  • Posted

    I started having anxiety over things that I didn't before, cried over things that wouldnt make me cry before,would get angry over things I didn't before, moody, bad pms. No doctor told me, to have a sudden personality change puzzled me so I started researching.

    I have worked with woman my age group that have lots of the signs but never put 2 and 2 together.

    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Exactly Samantha...I could have written your post...

      I think the extreme psychological symptoms of PMDD was the beginning of my  perimenopause journey, too..I am too young for this and to be honest, hormonal imbalance have destroyed my life

      It is true that estrogen deficiency affects our character, our personality, our behavior, our beliefs ,our mentality about life and world generally speaking our balance! I feel that hormones have conquered my body, my mind, my soul

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I was 40 when it started, my mom passed away, which was stressful, I already had stress but that was the stick that broke the camels back, so I truly believe that's what set it off. It messed up my life too, had to switch jobs, lowering my income and so on. I have been better as far as anxiety and less emotional the last 6 to 9 months but still suffer with bad days of brain fog so am putting off finding a better job as I don't think I can do anything that requires a lot of consintration yet...it's frustrating to have your life pulled from under you.. I'm 46 now.

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      I think also in my case severe stressful events about my family trigger or accelerate this early hormonal imbalance! But perhaps it is autoimmune ovarian disorder, wrong genetics...I have read that according to scientific research women reach menopause earlier nowadays...

      You are right, perimenopause may lasts many years....depends the organism

      I forget to mention that one of my early peri symptoms was vivid dreams...still have themsad

       

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    My symptomos first started 10 months ago with anxiety/ panic attacks weight loss through no appetite. Fear something bad was going to happen , couldn’t leave the house . It was awful . Every day brings a new symptom, tummy pain /burning, sore shoulders fore arms . Insomnia , lack of interest in anything. Detached feeling and today the feeling is pain in my teeth now never had that before and my health anxiety has gone into over drive . I often wonder who am I ??? 

    💕

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    To all of you, thank you smile I’m not taking anything at the moment. I do have Ativan for when I fly but wanting to take that everyday just to feel normalrolleyes anxiety is the worst for me and I also feel very low  especially in the morning. I see a lot of ladies on here taking AD  and just wondering how that can help  hormones? I’ve thought about it a lot I just wanna feel normal again.  I have no progesterone and  high Estrogen so where does that put me?
    Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

       Also I read somebody on here post that her doctor said there’s not a vitamin  in the world that will help the situation. I’ve been thinking about it ever since😢

      Report / Delete Reply
    • Posted

      Hi Patty. I'm just recently learning from this forum that peri started for me at around 40. I had just been laid off after working for the govt for most of my career. And I was the bread winner in my family. Ativan was a game changer/life saver for me. I was on it for years. AD's aren't what we need in my opinion. I'm still researching the hormone level thing, so sorry I can't help there. My gyno is focusing on my having a bleed since my lining is slightly thick. That was over a month ago, and still haven't taken Provera. Just so scared right now. Health anxiety CRAZY. My sis in AZ does bhrt cream. She had thyroid cancer while pregnant over a decade ago. She's 40. I will be 50 this year. All of us just want to feel better and don't know how. This is dreadful! Hugs.

      Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    For me it was pretty much what everyone else said about the anxiety.  Physical symptoms were spotting and breast pain along with many others😤

    Report / Delete Reply
  • Posted

    my first symptom too was an anxiety attack on a plane!! at first i thought it was bcoz of my weight. i went to the gym and reduced 18kgs over 2 years. but i had another panic attack after 2 yrs from the first one...inspite of being 18kilos lighter. it was worse the second time. i went to ER. all reports were fine. thats when i began to realize that i'm in perimenopause. now, after a year or so, i have come to understand and mostly have a handle on the situation. most days are ok...except fr a few days, especially during ovulation. but i just take it easy, rest and eat healthy. only home cooked food with variety of dairy, veggies fruits, greens n chicken (n occassional desserts to gain some weight).

    Report / Delete Reply

Join this discussion or start a new one?

New discussion Reply

Report or request deletion

Thanks for your help!

We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters. Always speak to your doctor before acting and in cases of emergency seek appropriate medical assistance immediately. Use of the forums is subject to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy and steps will be taken to remove posts identified as being in breach of those terms.

newnav-down newnav-up