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?Let me start by saying that this is a long post and I apologise for that, hopefully you will bare with me!
?I have been peri menopausal for I believe 4 years now. It started with terrible night sweats for a few months. Then my periods were erratic and heavy. I went to my GP had blood test which indicated I was going through "The Change". My mother was in her late 50's but had her last child at 43where as I started my periods at 11 and had byh my children by the time I was 22 and by the time I was 25 my husband had a vasectomy so I no longer took birth control.
I had just 3 periods last year.
?I had hot flushes up to twenty times a day, I woke up multiple times in the night either very hot or very cold so did not have a good nights sleep. I gave up drinking Alcohol for January and I believe this has had a profound effect on my symptoms. I have maybe one or two hot flushes and sleep like a baby most nights. I have given up sugar and cut out rice, bread pasta and potatoes and I have lost 8lbs in the last two weeks. But unfortunately I still feel dizzy and have tingly weak arms and legs,sinus pain behind my eyes and nose, indigestion and a sensation of someone flicking me with an elastic band in different areas of my body. When I have a new symptom I convince myself that it is just a part of Peri menopause or I will drive myself insane!
?I have been to the doctors at least 6 times in the last 5 months and had numerous test so I believe I am not dying of anything but it still takes will power to not be scared of every little ache and pain.
?Thank you once again if you managed to make it all the way to the end of this post. Look forward to ready any replies.
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