Perimenopause and PCOS syndrome

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In the past around 2009 I have been told that I had the PCOS syndrome in a mild type...

​In this case it means that I have high LH on the 3rd day of my period along with low estradiol and some high levels of androgens...

​Since I entered perimenopause my estrogen deficiency symptoms are unbearable both physical and mental.

​Do you believe that PCOS syndrome may cause a more severe form of perimenopause?

Thank u in advance

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    Hi again evi, I most certainly believe PCOS gives you more severe menopause symptoms. I have had this condition since age 12. I am 55 now, and my ovaries finally crashed last December. What followed was horrific. I had every possible symptom, and so severely, that my Dr came out to see me, took one look at me, and said I know you are a high risk patient, but the pros outweigh the cons so you are going on HRT. I tried low dose pills which made no difference, then put on a higher dose, still not working well, so put on evorel sequi patches. Wow, what a difference. I can function again. Hope my experience can help you decide what course of action to take for yourself. Here if you need me. XXX
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    Hi evi, was it you that posted that you had a rather large cyst on one of your ovaries that needs to be removed? I wasn't sure I tried and looked back at previous posts but couldn't find it.. Anyways well if its you, indeed a large cyst on the ovaries is more or less strangling the ovary that is trying to work and do its job,it can cause all kinds of hormonal issues, and since you're so young ovaries not working for you the symptoms become unbearable they do, and then they ease up a bit and then take another dive, hormones are up and down and symptoms are bad, the cysts usually rupture every month and your body absorbs them that's what my gynie told me, I had cysts every month all through out my cycles and they would hurt like the dickens and then rupture only to get relief and start the process all over again...but if they don't rupture then they will keep growing very large and causing all kinds of uncomfortable symptoms until they are removed, Well hopefully after you get your cyst removed and they save your ovary things start working again for you, if not then maybe they can give you some hormones to try, hope your back to feeling good again real soon, hang in there...

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      Yes it's me...I have a non functional cyst which is questionable...quite solid and attached to my ovary which means that it is destroying ovarian tissue. It seems like endometriosis

      ?I also have a tendency to create functional cysts and I can feel the ruptures sometimes...

      ?I wish you are right and after the removal of the cyst I will feel better but I am so optimistic!

      My hormone levels are not compatible to my age..despite that I am still menstruating every 28 days

      ?But I have noticed changes in my flow apart from my constant symptoms during whole month.... I am mestruating every month on 28-29 day . I am still ovulating...

      ?I am desperate for help about my estrogen deficiency symptoms, they are unbearable

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    Hi Evi,

    Maybe. I've had severe peri symptoms. Was told I was polycycstic many years ago during an ultrasound, and have only gotten pregnant once in my life. I am also thin. I've heard these are PCOS symptoms.

    Also currently have no estrogen according to saliva test so just started a bio-identical estrogen patch. I'm hoping it will clear up alot of difficult symptoms. Night sweats are the least of them.

    Poor memory, irritability, short temper, constipation, head pressure, tinging, lack of energy or motivation, all kinds of vaginal symptoms (itching and irritation like I'm chaffed down there, dryness, lack of libido, etc), dry skin.

    I am now almost 48 and this started two years ago. Two years of hell with doctors who could do nothing and only offered pills with side effects that caused me problems, or told me it was all in my head, which made me furious and depressed. Then they told me I was depressed. Really? Um, yeah!

    What symptoms of estrogen deficiency are you having?

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