How do I actually know if I have gone through the menopause,and its safe not to use contreception, I havent had a period now for five months and have had hot flushes on and off for three years, Im 49 years old
I have now just had both ovaries removed (surgically). I am 48 years of age.
I am presently deciding whether to take HRT or not. My main concern is protecting my uterus from cancer. If I do not take HRT, am I at higher risk of developing uterine cancer (I understand that HRT does protect this organ). I am a bit confused over this and can not find the answer anywhere.
It has only been 8 days since the operation and I have not yet encountered any menopausal symptoms.
Hi I have not had a period for almost one year ( March 10th 2012)
I have had sore breasts for the past two weeks and this morning a period, not abnormally heavy but I also have slight cramps.
I have had infrequent hot flushes over the past year also but come to think of it, they seem to have disappeared recently. Is this normal?
I had a hysterectomy 2 years ago but still have my ovaries.
For three days each month I have spotting, vaginal dryness and itching. I also get tired and have painful bones.
Could I be going through the menopause?
I am 36
I am 66yrs old and have been on hrt for 12years i wondered if i should be weaning myself of it now i still have a bleed every month and have done since i was twelve years old if i stop the tablets like cold turkey will i age overnight.
Hello My partner suffers very badly During her period Migraines in particular are a real problem. Her Doctor has said it is quite early (my partner is 42) and seems reticent for her to induce the menopause although my partner is keen for this to be done. can anyone explain what the procedure would be and is there any other suggestions? I hate seeing her suffer like she does:(
In early menopause is it normal to have intermitent (many times during the day but not constant) sharp pain in the vaginal and lower abdominal (groin) region? No discharge, itching, vaginal dryness etc, just pain. Thank you.
I’m 57 years old and well in to the menopause. Due to my age and high blood pressure, HRT isn’t an option for me. I have Vagifem pessaries for dryness but the other symptoms I just cope with. Until now. I have developed bony nodules on the top joints of my fingers which can be quite painful. I went to the doctor who told me its just life and they wouldn’t do anything unless I was really crippled!
I only have to press my fingers lightly on any surface they crack as though the bone is breaking. It is the speed at which they are getting worse that is worrying me. Is it true that nothing can be done?
Hi I’m 57years old and I had the mirena coil for 7years so I didn’t get a period either as they stopped with coil I’ve nowhad it removed and was told I don’t need to have anymore contraception as I have gone through menapause due to my age so can’t get pregnant do you agree
good morning, wonder if anyone could help , i am 46 this week and for the last 6 months my periods have been all over the place, none for 3 months and then one lasting 3 weeks then every 2 weeks, cant help worrying its something more sinister as i have had cin 1 and have had lletz treatment , im due my next smear next year a lot of the symptoms i have are the same as cervical cancer as for the start of the menopause x
Since my breast cancer opp I have been suffering very bad night sweats, I had to come off tomoxafin as they were every 45min and getting no sleep. is there anything I can take to help, as it is over two years now
My last period was in 2007, 8 years ago, I was 47. I didn’t realise it at the time and my Dr didn’t diagnose it, but I had an early menopause. I started having hot sweats when I was 33. Dr put it down to panic attacks as I was stressed at the time but now I can clearly see that this was all symptomatic of the menopause. I was given betablockers which did help with the anxiety.
Since my periods stopped, I had a lot of migraines but no other symptoms until recently. I was glad to be pain free as my periods had been very painful and occurred every 22 days. I also suffered from horrendous PMT. However I did want children but what can you do? Just accept it and get on with it.
For the past 5 years, I have suffered from severe vaginal dryness, it’s painful, sore, uncomfortable, so bad in fact that I went to the Sexual Health clinic. The nurse there said it looked very red and sore and told me it could be aids, diabetes, she didn’t think it was thrush or herpes but checked anyway and gave me an HIV test and a test for syphilis.
She said I need to have a through checkup at the drs. That I might need estrogen cream or HRT.
All tests came back negative, though they said I had blood in my urine.
So I made an appointment, this is back in February 2015. The dr I saw said make a double appointment with Dr J as she trained in gynaecology.
So I did this and had to wait about 2 weeks as she was in holiday. At my appointment, she ripped open my clit and said let me know if it hurts! Too late. She told me to get a smear test before she would prescribe oestrogen cream or HRT and gave me Replens (vaginal moisturiser) in the meantime, which has helped a little.
After the smear test and result, another month gone by by the time I get another appointment with Dr J. This time I tell her I can take it no longer, I want to try the HRT rather than the cream as I have had enough of the sleepless nights, the low mood, the lack of any sex drive, aching arms, and the very sore, dry and uncomfortable vagina (with also a kind of bearing down pain which is permanent) which makes sex feel like broken glass inside and it not pleasant so we hadn’t had any sex since last August. No to mention the elusive orgasm.
So I am prescribed Elleste Duet. I go to the chemist and find I have to pay 2 prescription fees for 1 item because there are 2 different tablets inside. I am livid about this. White oestrogen tablets and green progesterone tablets. Dr told me: “You will bleed”. I thought this would be a light miniscule period. I take the white tablets followed by the green tablets and I wait for this “bleed” to occur. I start a new pack still wondering until day 4 when my period begins, a very painful heavy period, and I am shocked and not happy. The day before this period I was very emotional and cried all day, very exhausting. So day 5 and period has still not stopped and taking loads of co-codamol (OTC). Needless to say, I have done some more internet research and found that once you have stopped having periods for a year or more, you are supposed to have a continuous HRT that does NOT give you periods! I’ve been trying to sort this out since the end of January this year and here we are in June and I am going to have to go back to the Dr yet again! Because I am not waiting for the 3 month supply to be used up to see if it will happen again. I want to start living my life. I have really had enough. Surely the Dr should know this. So there is Elleste Duet Conti, which is continuous. No periods. And there is also Tibolone which is synthetic but its like oestrogen, progestin and testosterone for the female body and apparently gives you back a sex drive with no breast tenderness etc. I will try the Elleste Conti now, as I am already taking the white tablets and if no joy will ask for the Tibolone.
You can get all this, I believe through the internet pharmacies at a price if the Dr won’t give it to you.
The green tablets gave me uncontrollable eating mania and I have put on another ½ stone since taking these pills.
I am now getting stabbing pains in my cervix and and not happy at all. My fear is: what is this period doing to my womb?
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I am 43 years old, I’ve been on the Pill since 19 years old with a 2 year break for having my children. Recently because of my medical history and medications I am limited to different types of Pill. I have exhausted them all. I have now been Pill free for 11 months and using Condoms. I have been offered the mirena coil, but the thought of something implanted freaks me out. I have also been offered a hysterectomy or ablation due to my very heavy bleeding. Since coming off the Pill, my periods have been much lighter. Over the last year, I have noticed some changes. From your list of 15 symptoms, I can safely say I am experiencing 10 of them. I have been up to 9 days late to 4 days early, when before I was regular as clockwork. I am hot, I am cold, I’m sweating, headaches, very erratic moods, especially anger, very quick to lose temper, I am also quite low in mood, I am tearful, extremely tired all the time, absolutely no interest in sex at all. I feel like I’m going mad. I know I am making my husband and children’s lives a misery with my moods, but everything seems to be getting on my nerves and I feel guilty about it. I just feel I’m not coping very well with the stress and anxiety and sudden changes of moods. Am I going through the menopause?
I have been prescribed Ellest Duret 1mg. I have been told to start them on the first day of my next period. However my periods are really erratic and I so I don’t know when my next period will be. I am keen to start HRT as soon as possible as I feel so bad. can I start them anytime?
I’m 51 1/2- have had migraines worsening for the last couple of years-get them almost weekly- now have hot flashes and sometimes restless legs-so sleep is interrupted. My concern is everything odd that physically happens makes me worry about my health- though I have had a recent physical and other than 15 excess pounds of weight, I appear healthy. I have played ice hockey for 20+ years and until the last month or so, never had any trouble with getting chills after playing. Now I get home and get chills so bad my teeth chatter for a half hour or more- Could this be due to my hormones flip-flopping all over? Also some days I just feel like crawling back into bed- not how I used to be- I guess I’d just like some reassurances that what Im going through is not abnormal? I have mild asthma, but am healthy I think otherwise- can someone let me know Im not losing my mind too ?? 🙂