How were you just before you crashed ?

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I bring this subject up as before I crashed I had some of the best months . I felt great !!!! balanced energized ..... I find this so strange as I crashed around April 13th. I wonder why this would happen ? I mean I worked out every day for months ... never really fatigued .... I went on trips overseas .... slept great... optimistic ... happy . 

Now I can’t workout every day like I used to and have to take at least one day off a week. My mood is flat and depressed and the fatigue .... boy wish I understood all of this . 

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    I also had a sudden crash. I know that it is hormonal but I think that there is possibly stress triggers that affect menopause. I'm feeling better now but it took a while to recover. I think it has to do with current amounts of estrogen but I don't know how any woman could figure out their estrogen levels and adjust them maybe hormone replacement therapy. I wish my estrogen levels would just level off but they're refusing right now. I'm 53.

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      Well drs can’t even figure this out if they could there would be a pill for it! There’s a pill for EVERYTHING !! Why not this ? It’s the scariest weirdest thing I’ve ever been through !!! I swear I’ve been to HELL!! 
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    The same! A had a sudden estrogen crash. A few months before I was so energetic, optimistic and was feeling and looking great! And suddenly bam!!! A nightmare! Insomnia, sweating, dryness, brain fog...I was only 42...
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    I get the crash.  I took me a long time to figure out what was happening.  Years.  I was catapulted into peri at the age of 40 after miscarrying twins.  Now I know when my estrogen is low and progesterone high and have learned to just go with it, give myself the down time, and not beat myself up over it.   I'm actually allergic to my own hormones and get a rash from the high progesterone, That is when I know I'm in "it".  BTW, I'm only 44.  Hopeful this passes soon and I can get back to who I was!

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    This sounds exactly like my life story, everything was going great then suddenly one day perimenopause hell broke loose. I didn't understand what was going on, I had not gotten my period in 6months but couple of days after all the symptoms started I got a heavy cycle. Things have been crazy for last 4 months, I thought something was seriously wrong but after all the tests and blood work coming back normal, I accepted the fact that it's perimenopause. Anxiety and palpitations really the worst symptoms, it disabled me for a while, I struggled to get out of the bed. My ob/gyn put me on low dose birth control to balance hormones (I'm 39, too young for HRT), it's almost 3 months into OCPs... I'm finally starting to feel the difference, anxiety and mild depression still there but I can manage to get on with daily life. Our body goes through hormonal roller coaster, but eventually it will pass, we just have to hang in there and try to do the best we can meanwhile. I am glad I found this group of wonderful ladies, I check this board daily, it helps to know that you're not alone. I started probiotics couple of days ago, let's see if it adds any benefits.

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    Just before the crash I could sort of feel stress levels building but I outlets for area so essentially I felt great also. I was using all my time wisely. Exercising to combat stress ... Working extra when I wake up early or something. Smoking a little to help the PM's symptoms. I had everything covered until my entire body all of a sudden reacted to the hormonal change. It was terrible ... And that's when I realized that some adjustments in order to get through this. Yet I have two months of no menses on my third try on stopping I'm starting to cut myself some breaks and I'm taking each day at a time.. Hope this helps.

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    Same as all you ladies...I was working, chasing the kids around.  Was noticing at 38ish I was getting heart palps and would fall asleep on tbe couch by 7-8pm. Didn’t think anything of it.  Then at 40, i was out to eat...just out of nowhere everything changed. I had just stopped long term BCP use.  I think it was masking what was already brewing.
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      You are in beginning stages but the real fun starts at late forties or early 50s ... for this is the beginning of the end of Menstruation for alot of women. For me the weird heavy flows and PM's stuff was alot easier than the real ending of my menses which for me is right now at 53. During this process you have to get through 12 months with no menses to arrive at menopause. So far I keep getting one Menstrual cycle and then I start my count all over again. On my third try .. meanwhile there is hormone fluctuations anxiety dry skin headaches fatigues dizziness dr mouth chills and other random symptoms to endure. Sometimes I can't take it ...

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      Oh it’s horrible!  Had all that crap this past year has been hell.  Terrible health anxiety.  I’m in the fatigue, dizziness now...around my period I am a mess...if i even get one!  I started charting my periods last year as I knew something was weird...so glad i did!  So i had proof when the drs kept saying I’m “too young”.  So far, The most I’ve gone without one is 2 months in a row...now tbey seem to be every 21 days, but are light a d last a couple days...

      I have to brace myself...it’s going to be a bumpy next few years😊

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      Your doctor is right .. you are too young. But the symptoms you're experiencing are a part of periomenopause which can last up to ten long years. If you're missing periods now you could be on track to stop early but I doubt. I read that the average age is around 51 to 53. Keep your pads handy because mine never stopped in the 40s

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    Hi ladies had blood work done was low no period last 3 months but last blood test showed levels had gone back up and l was feeling better in myself but now got cramps and slight bleeding . Any thoughts please, lm 50 and been in peri around 8 years but the last year getting worse.
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    Maybe you need a rest?
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    Yes I crashed about 4-5 months ago. I already had been in peri with daily migraines and mood changes but I was so busy raising 3 kids did not realize it was hormonal. But then started having hot flashes in the morning btewteen 5-8 every morning and make me feel so fatigued it is unbelievable. I’m constantly tired. Plus the headaches. Crying daily which Is so unlike me. Then anxiety and panic attacks. Never had those either. My husband and family barely recognize me. Really worrying how long this will last. 
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      Hi Andrea 

      So sorry your going through that and with a family to look after don’t know how you’re doing it ! 

      That’s a sure sign of Peri with the panic attacks as I’ve had them for years . I crashed 3 months ago and just waiting for this to smooth out so it’s at least manageable . Why do all the symptoms come at once ! It’s soooo frustrating wishing the days away until I feel better . 

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