Hello, I hope nobody minds me asking this, but I am going crazy with worry.
My last period lasted five weeks and was very heavy, bad cramps some days, mild ones on others. When it stopped, my doc did a pelvic exam and said all was good down there, he also did a smear and said my cervix looked fine. The period ended about a week ago.
What is worrying me is that I am extremely fatigued (have been for the past six months and I went to the doc about it). I have been diagnosed with depression and perimenopause (I am 46).
My fatigue is so bad, that I have been awake since 8.30 this morning, have done no more than make tea and read the paper, and I am exhausted and want to go back to bed. I have some time off work at the moment and I am sleeping most of the day. That's not right, is it?
I also have a terribly swollen belly, it has always stuck out somewhat, but now I look seven months pregnant. It is quite solid around the abdomen but a bit jelly like where my C-section scar is. And, my other symptom is needing to urinate frequently, in fact, I am up three times a night.
I have night sweats and this past week I have suffered from constipation - which I never have. I have bad heartburn all the time too. Oh, I also hardly eat anything, I have no appetite, and when I do feel hungry, I am full after eating a few mouthfuls - that has been going on for about two months.
My doc seems to have the wait and see attitude, puts it all down to perimenopause. I have never shown him my stomach as it embarrasses me how big it is.
I am due an appointment with the nurse practitioner on Monday, should I ask her about ovarian cancer? I will show her my belly...even though nobody has seen it for years
I feel like a hypochondriac and don't want to be at the doctor's office all the time, and I certainly don't want to appear to be a drama queen, but I am worried.
Thanks for reading my long list of complaints, and sorry to take up space when you lovely ladies have more important things on your minds