Not just peri-menopausal but in menopause!

I am 46 and at a young age to be going through it according to the doctor - the 6th different doctor I had seen at the practice!

I had FSH blood tests done a few months back and no one has actually pointed out that I am in the menopause until yesterday!

The doctor said that the ovaries decline very slowly but er no, not me - I have had a very steep drop off if that's the case as I have always been very regular, 28 to 30 days cycle lengths and could always feel myself ovulating - this stopped very suddenly last summer when I felt very flat for a couple of weeks, i couldn't tell you what was wrong with me but something was and it felt like I had switched off inside and from then on I have started having very irregular periods. My FSH is at 36. I am still having periods but now having 3/4 month cycles.

I am having a lot of hypothyroid symptoms too and I know there is a lot of menopause symptoms that cross over - but I do feel that is one of the reasons that he has now referred me to an Endo.

I have low body basal temperatures - very rarely reach 36c, most often 35c something and can be 34c something which is a hypo thing but I feel hot and am hot a lot of the time which is a menopause thing - do feel like my body is out of balance for sure!

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  • Sorry to hear how you are feeling. I am 48 and had FSH tested in December and it was high, indicating menopause. However, just had it retested 6 months later and it is low again !! My gp did say that thyroid problems and early menopause often go together :(

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  • hi, I was totally through my menopause at 39, take hrt, can help prevent osteoarthritis and those horrible hot sweats x

  • i was 48 when i started my menopause, a great many women start at 40.

    it depends on the individual. a friend of mine had her periods stop when she was 40, and lucky old her never ever had one symptom, no flushes , no sweats, no headaches or whatever else we women go through.......good luck..caius...

  • Thank you for the replies - The endo that I saw is going to run the sex hormone tests again as he didn't want to rely on just 1 FSH test, he is also going to test the LH too!

  • I was diagnosed with menopause young as well I have hypoglycemic and other problems

    I had to change my life to help with all my symptons it wasn't easy I fought tooth and nail but had to change but it has not been easy im sur you will get there

  • At this moment in time until my next round of blood test results - don't really know what's what! Hopefully there will be a clue!

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