perimenopause going on 6 years!

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I was prescribed a birth control at 38 & I am almost positive that triggered premenopause. I don't really have any of the textbook physical symptoms but the emotional ones are over the top! Anxiety, depression and basically anything! I have never been depressed nor anxiety until this whole mess started. I did the usual route with doctors. My general practice Dr of course started with antidepressants which turned me into a zombie. Next I was referred to a therapist. She told me my issues were hormonal that I needed to find a dr that could help. No one wanted to help me because I still have a regular period. I found a dr that prescribed progesterone. That helped but seems my body got used to it & was very effective. I have been married 22 years, two great kids 15 & 20. I have a very stable life so there was no reason for the anxiety & depression to just kick in! I am now using a estrogen/ testesterone cream. It was awesome in the beginning but again my body is adjusting to it. So it's just not helping my symptoms. It's been almost 6 years & I feel like I'm just letting my life slip away. I have to fight everyday just to do the normal everyday things. I guess I'm looking for something that worked for other women. I don't want to be on antidepressants! Both my mom & grandmother had full hysterectomy in their 20's. So that leaves me with absolutely no clue what to expect!

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    I tried a birth control pill at age 42.  It was the worst mistake I ever made.  Then I tried bioidentical and it didn't work at all. But of course, when I felt horrible, they put me on an antidepressant too.   I finally went off of everything at 44.  It took awhile, but my body did make it back, and I did fine.  I had my final period at age 52 1/2.  

    You are still having periods, and obviously what you've been given isn't working well for you.  So have you considered going off everything?  You're not going to feel well right away.  But you're body will take over control again.....eventually.

    Just a thought.

     

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      Dionne, from what I remember, It took several months.  But I got stronger and felt better a little bit every day.   You're ovaries are still producing hormones, you're still having periods.  So unless there is some reason not to, it's worth a try.  Do everything you can to support your body.  Good whole food, a multivaitamin, lots of water, a little exercise, get in bed by 10pm, do anything to relieve stress.  Honestly, your body will take over again.  But it won't happen overnight.  

      But at this point, what do you have to lose?      

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      Indifferent,

           I wound up in the ER in my 20s because of birth control pills.  Severe stomach pain, which is listed on the package insert as a side effect.  So why I tried one in my 40s is beyond me.  I guess I was desperate.  But boy it didn't work AT ALL.

       

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      Well, at least you'll know one way or another. Just please remember it takes time for your body to settle down and get in the swing again.

      PLEASE provide updates and let me know how you're doing.  I am very interested.  

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      Going on 6 days! Must say today was the most normal I have had since all this started. I am cautious yet hopeful that my body has balanced my hormones out naturally. I will keep updating my progress. Especially around period time.
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