Hello to everyone I'm sorry if I'm posting on here without any of the painful expei need you ladies are going through but a friend on a menopause forum suggested posting on here for advice.
In brief, I am 48 been in perimenopause for around 4 years had my health go downhill since then..worst has been lack of sleep I can't get To sleep until 4am every night and up at 8. This has caused depression anxiety run down ill health so most health issues I just bury my head as it seems to be all menopause related.
However the last two weeks I've had a seriously bloated stomach that is painful and hard to breathe as it's so hard I look 6 months pregnant. I have lower back pain and nausea and although I have an overactive bladder my need to wee has got even worse I go every 20 minutes now and through the night. It's not IBS or diet related and although people say it's menopause surely for it to come on so sudden and for the bloating to be every day not cyclical that doesn't sound right. I was found to have two ovarian cysts 6 years ago they said they were just under the worrying size andno further follow up which I now know is wrong but I'm wondering if they have grown and could be causing the problem.
I went to see my gp today but she briefly discussed things and said she's no sure but as I've not lost weight it can't be ovarian cancer and she couldn't feel anything on the brief 5 seconds she felt my tummy so said it's probably hormonal...I pushed for a ultrasound scan to check if my cysts have grown mainly because I aim to start HrT in the near future so she agreed a.though she said it will be in the next 12 weeks ....seems a long time but luckily I don't think it's serious but others do.
So sorry for the long rant and sorry if my question is so unimportant when I don't have cancer but I did have it suggested but I do bury my head.
I look forward to hearing any advice thank you