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Hello fellow sufferers. I started going through peri-menopause about 6 years ago and went through menopause 2 years ago when I had my last period. I thought after my periods had finished things would get better but although the hot flushes have thankfully much improved I'm still stuck with this awful fatigue, mood swings, brain fog and poor quality sleep. I also have ME/CFS which I've had for over 20 years but this fatigue is different from my normal one. Everything I do is an effort and I have no motivation to do anything or go anywhere now and have no patience with anyone anymore. I feel like I have the moods of a teenager without the energy!
I've been told HRT wouldn't be suitable for me due to my medical history. My GP is totally unsupportive and just said there is nothing he can do about it and told me to look up the internet. I have also now been told I have high cholesterol which is just another thing to get me stressed. My husband isn't very supportive either and friends I have seem to have managed to get through it without any problems or HRT. I stopped smoking, cut out alcohol totally, reduced my caffeine and have tried changing my diet including more lentils, oats and pulses. I don't know what else I can try. I feel like I've run out of options and don't know where to go from here. Does anyone have any suggestions for non HRT things that might help? Does it ever get better?
Sorry for the long rambling post but don't know where to get help. Thanks for taking the time to read this. Any suggestions would be really welcome.
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