Period Hell (50 year old)

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I have very heavy periods. Sometimes I skip months then have one. They are all heavy always have been that way. I still get really anxious and have panic attacks. When I turned 50 in March everything started falling apart emotionally. I had a hormone check last year and everything looked fine. Is it just going to be like this ? I cannot control my emotions and anxiety during my period and right before it. 

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    Hi Jentas, yes it's going to be like that darling when I turn 50 was the same been through it up too 55 then my periods end and bang MENO kick in got a lot worst but I must say it gets better with time your period has to end the crap goes on but it settles down..I'm now feeling much better and hope I'm hoping I'm coming out of it slowly..It will be come thing of the past hang on there I can do it you can xx

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    Hi Jentas 

    I have had a horrendous time with Perimenopause also like all women on this forum it the worst part of our lives. Every day seems to be a different ailment but like you the anxiety and panic attacks crippled me and my ever day life . I researched everything I could I changed my diet , exercised more as in walking nothing to strenuous and ordered my own private blood tests my vitamin , mineral levels were all especially low my B12 and iron , magnesium were very low I started supplementing these with my diet (food) and took magnesium baths or foot baths as sometimes popping a bill just isn’t enough ... this took over 6 months for me to feel better but each month the aniexty was getting less and less .. hang in there 💕

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      I did the same as Clare. I had my GP run the usual test and then went for private testing to get many more vitamins and minerals tested. Many of mine we very low in range. ( iron, ferritin, B-12, D) my GP rx'd me iron pills for my low iron and ferritin levels and I self supplement with B-12. I need to start vitamin d supplements as well but I'm trying to see what my levels are after summer passes. I feel better since I've gotten my iron and ferritin and b-12 levels up. And like Clare, it took me several months of supplementing to feel a difference. I had very heavy periods for probably 3 years prior to supplementing. I went on BHRT pills and bled 21 out of 35 days!...very heavy flow and clots. I stopped taking them because they weren't helping and actually making me feel worse. I think all the heavy bleeding over time contributed to my low iron and ferritin. Since you're having heavy periods, you might want to check your iron and ferritin levels. Low levels of either can make you feel awful! 

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    I'm 53 and all I can say is that I think that it is horrible. I've had the weird heavy menses too. I too ran to the doctor but everything came back normal. The good news is that their ups along the way but the bad news is periomenopause can take up to ten years ... I think I'm been in for five with the worse being now because my menses are six to seven months apart and I'm in the third month of my third start. It is the worse but I just keep doing stuff to busy myself and that helps. Sometimes I feel like a five year old though because at times I call the nurse to insist that I'm ill. I can hear them laughing in the background.

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    Thank you all for your input. This helps greatly. I will get my levels checked 
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