Well, its that time of life. No period for nine months, after coming off minipill in Nov 2012 with a period in Jan this year.
Obviously because hot fushes are symptoms of more than menopause I have been back and forwards to GP, but they aren't doing anything till next Jan, when it will be official that I am finally in the Menopause.
After a few years of symptoms such as swollen feet, dry skin, rashes etc (which I assumed and was told by the GP that it was the fibro), I am now having the most ridiculous hot flashes, around one each hour, and whilst I am at work, they fair take my breath away! After a month of this and the night sweats, I am knakrd now, and am wondering if anyone has any tips to cope or stop these, please?
I have suspicions that I have liver trouble (AMA negative PBC), so I am not in favour of HRT or Soya (Phytoestrogens) on top of the Antidepressants and painkillers I am taking -also I have been told I have to wait till next Jan before they can confirm its the Menopause.
I do worry, however - as is in my nature - about whether it is the menopause or something more like Polycystic ovaries or Endometrial cancer that has stopped my periods, and my latest Thyroid test in April was in the normal range.
Any tips will be looked into, though XG