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My partner is suffering, literally DAILY. There is always another symptom. She never knows how she's going to feel from one day to the next. She feels sick, has parasthesia, tinnitus, bad tummy, constant jumping in her left ovary, horrendously itchy skin, feelings of extreme cold then hot, and a constant flu like feeling. I have been researching this nightmare condition for over 2 years now and have managed to get a combination of vitamins for her that has at least stopped her hair falling out. But vitamins alone aren't going to cut it - she needs something else. I can't watch her like this anymore - it's heartbreaking. She is fundamentally an outgoing, hilarious and sociable person who couldn't give a s£&@ what people thought of her. She has never struggled with anxiety and yet now, thanks to this grim PM, gets terribly anxious about next to nothing. Her mood swings really are something to behold - I never know if she's going to laugh, weep or scream.
I am furious that perimenopause isn't talked about more?! It literally ruins lives. None of this, "oooohhh you may feel a bit hot and do a little sweat". She'd LOVE for that to be her only symptom. As women we are told "you're a bit hormonal love", or, "you're just going through the change". We went to the doctor and she literally wrote the website address down for a menopause website. And she is female and in her late 40s?!? What friggin hope is there, seriously.
Anyway, rant over! I'd like some advice please on whether anyone has had any luck with the oral contraceptive. My partner has regular periods and ovulation. She is 47 and has been going through this horror for about 4 years. HRT is not something we want to consider yet, and anyway, know that any GP would tell us to get stuffed when we tell them she has regular periods. I am researching like a bad boy about the combined pill, to see if will help even things out for her. But I would love to hear from anyone with any stories, good bad and ugly, regarding the pill.
I hope this language doesn't stop my post being published, but Perimenopause - please just F.R.O .
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