To Early For Peri? 37 Years Old

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Hello,

My doctors keep telling me I am to young to start Peri symptoms (37 years old) . Will not do any hormone testing on me. However I seem to have a lot of the symptoms. Plus I have graves disease, which was treated with radio active iodine and I am now hypothyroid. I have read that it is possible to go into early menopause when you have an autoimmune disease.

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  • Posted

    You are not too young. I am 38 and I been having symptoms since I was 35. I'm told I am too young also. Peri can start in your 30's.
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  • Posted

    Wait until you are 50. Then we can talk.
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      i have to agree with that yea wait til your 50 bam! been going thru it for a few yrs now thankful i dont bleed anymore but hell if this is what its replaced by oh my god does have a cruel sense of humor yes indeedy he does.guys you thought your woman was crazy for 2weeks out of the month ha guess what now it all full on crazy my husband is patient thank god.
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    Yes same age and same story.

    Drs told me to go away etc and refused to test so im left trying to do my own tests - flying blind.

    I found i had to go to natural practioners. And while they agreed yes you can start early, they also in my case maintain it can be an underlying cause (ie candida, thyroid etc).

    So if you have gastric issues, it might be FROM stupid peri or it might be something to condider as an underlying cause mimicking menopause. Been told that one too many times, who do you believe? Who knows..

    But yeh for whats its worth i have heard malfunctioning thyroid can play into it.

    The horrid thing is that for me in particular it peri DID start at my age but the medical society still refused to properly investigate. They just let you go through hell and think the worst.. 

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    I'm not sure about your particular case, but my boyfriends 3 sisters all went through early menopause in their 30's.    I believe it would be possible. Ask the ladies on both sides of  your families. Perhaps they went through early menopause too. 
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    Dont listen to a dr who wont test u. And just puts it down to something else or in your head. I was told that for ages...it was like have a benzo and go home.. u have anxiety...when i finally found a dr to test me .it was discovered i was severly low on hormones.. relunctly went on hrt and now slowly improving . Unfortunately i have had to get really sick was basically a nut and had a barage of mood altering meds that i suffered from with many side effects. Now i have other imbalances as well that i didnt have when this all started... cos i was so run down.

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    Hi Iwillmakeit,

    I had the first symptoms age 38.

    I didn't know what it was got worse and worse until age 45 I was horrible ill.

    No one ever mentioned peri, and when I asked could it be 'my age' I was told not to expect any symptoms until I was 51.

    At 53 and after suffering including several stays in mental health units almost splitting with my husband several times hundreds spent on all manner of vitamins herbs potions specialists etc. I tried HRT and all of it went away.

    At least you have these pages so you know it's a possibility.

    If I had known all this stuff at the point you are now I would have done myself a favour got private testing and seen a private meno doctor.

    It would have been cheaper to do than what I have spent over the last 10 or so years and one of my problems (sleep insomnia) has been there so long now I think it has become entrenched and exacerbated by years of sleep medications that I am concerned it will never go.

    Everything else mood anxiety heart palpitations, aches flu like feeling and now just beginning a return of some energy after 5 months on HRT.

    For some reason the medical profession are more willing to try anything else but HRT.

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    Hi

    I started getting symptoms at 35 and it can happen at any time.

    If your GP won't test you, it's worth considering a second opinion or requesting a referral to a gynaecologist.

    Best of luck .....

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    then find a dr who will. they should be listening to what your saying and apparently they arent. oh its just this or oh its just that f*** you and the damn horse ya rode in on, its a simple test blood,saliva,or urine how hard is that? hang in there i have other problems myself but i dont let the drs get all lackadaisy with their attude towards my health. sometimes they need a wake up call honey stand strong if it isnt early meno then put your mind at ease for god sake
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    Hello there,

    Get another Dr, one that really takes their time and really really cares.

    My Mother was 36 when she was completely done with Menopause. Yes very young, but possible. Everyone is different .

    I'm going through this craziness since about 42, I'm I will be 54 in August, it has been a major roller coaster ride to say the least!

    Hang in there have faith, God will take care of you. Read the bible, inspiring books, be good to yourself.

    On my end, I had my children late in life. Had my last child st 41, went into Peri menopause not Long there after. I need to try to be as normal as I can be for these kids, they don't deserve all this craziness, so I do my best. Got on HRT, which has helped immensely. Also, Wellbrutrin. I found a terrific Dr who really cares. Thank God!

    Now I have been just put on thyroid meds. I really think my thyroid is the major culprit, at this point anyway.

    Wish you luck love!

    Try to take time for you!

    Sorry to say this is just the beginning for you!

    But again, everyone goes through it and handles it differently. I hope you have an easier time than me!

    Maggie

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      There maybe a connection to it. There is still so much research to be done as there is no surefire answer to any of this period/meno thing. So I wouldn't be surprised if somewhere down the line there is a connection.
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    I started having hot flashes at 37 and they are rare now but haven't completely stopped and I'm 56 now.  I stopped my cycle at 50. But rumor has it my great -grandma went through mena at 28 so... Hmmm.

    I do have hypthyroidism but was just diagnosed about 2 years ago. There are too many people with too many illnesses at a young age and I'm wondering what is going on!

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