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I'm 43 and fed up with so many symptoms which my doc says is menapuse.

Muscle pain in shoulder and now legs.

The pain in keg is so bad I'm walking funny



Mood swings


Hot sweats

And a blood test which cane back borderline to much iron ???

Can all of this really be diwn to menapuse ?

I feel helpless.

Does anyone else have these symptoms

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    Yes, bloody awful ! Joint and muscle pain, fatigue, hot flushes and bad mood swings where everyone runs for cover ! Been like this for 3 years, looking forward to the day this comes to an end. Sometimes I wish I was born a man 😀
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    Hi Michelle

    Yes these are all perimenopause symptoms. It's truly unbelievable isn't it?

    I never realised hormones changed so many things. It's unreal. Welcome to the club 😊

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    I have never heard of this perimenopaUSE.  mY  menipause started in my forties..and I am 62 -- and now its legs cramps from lower back sinus cement and my favourite- insomnia.And i thought passing a kidney stone was hell--this is ridiculous....They can put a man on the moon but they cannot stop this (without drugs of course)big smile!
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    Hi Michelle,

    I am 41 and having some of the same symptoms plus more.  My doctors tell me I am too young to be in perimenopause, but I know myself and I know better!  You will get a lot of information here and you can compare all the symptoms and know you are not going crazy smile  Realizing that it is your hormones helps me understand and I just ride the wave.  With all the physical symptoms it is hard to stay positive but try to mentally tell yourself that you are OK and your pre-menopause comes with many symptoms.  

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      Hi Katy

      I been going through this 8 years I was 36 when I started noticing things and by the time I was 40 my periods were here and there my doc kept telling me I was 2 young but my mum was 40 when she started menapuse and didn't have a periid from then on.

      I haven't had a period now for 2 years but the joint pains are just so painful.

      I feel so stressed out. And it's changing the person I was 😢

      All I do is moan haha.

      And the brain foh is embarrassing I can't get my words out and stand there saying u know that thingy arghhhh it's awful.

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      I'm surprised that any Dr says your too young in your 30's to be peri, it's well documented that woman can be go through this at an early age. Although it isn't as common as in 40's /50's is certainly isn't unheard of.

      the joint pain is so debilitating isn't it, sometimes I want to scream. I was hoping once I'd gone through the year of no periods that the pain would stop, but reading your post has dashed my hopes ! 

      I keep getting near to the year, and that the dreaded period appears out of the blue. But they are stretching out at longer intervals. Wish you luck with these horrid symptoms 🌺

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      Hi Dawn

      Thanks.for your feedback.

      I changed my doctors in the end because of the lack of listening and telling me it was nithing to do with menapuse and can happily say that my new doc is so much more understanding and helpful .

      And I was finally diagnosed as menapausal ☺

      I have ready that these symptoms can go on for as long as 10 years 😢😢😢

      I keep telling myself only another 2 years lol .

      But what's worrying is although I've been having these symptoms for 8 years this last year has been the worse by far I'm so worried it will get even worse.

      I did go on HRT for 3 months and they helped with sleep and hot sweats, not sure about the mood swings but they caused more problems on going periods and my boobs were so sore I couldn't take it, now I'm. Not sure Wether just coming off them.the way I did has made all my symptoms 10 times worse or Wether this is the norm.

      Frustrated isn't the word 😬

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      It sounds like it may have got worse due to stopping HRT, as I would think it wouldn't get worse after 8 yrs, surely that's when it should start improving. 

      After more than 3 years of ' suffering ' I'm wondering if HRT would help me. But I get really worried about the side affects and think I shall just try and get through it.

      could anyone answer my querie, if you take HRT, does it sto you going through the menopause and what happens when you stop ? Would all the meno symptoms come back ?

      thanks for any answers.🌺

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      Hi Michelle, there are so many symptoms that come along with hormobal imbalance.  I am 40 and I have experienced many mental/physical symptoms but remember to stay positive, eat healthy and some form of exercise.  It helps.  It  helps me to come to this website and read post from other woman that are experiencing this change in our lives.  
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