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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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