Sweating update

Hi All,

So I've just had a phone call from my GP confirming I am having the early menopause, for definite. Upsetting to say the least as at 39 (2 weeks ago) I still had hopes of having a family. Anyway, that's life.

Can anyone help me with regards to how this can affect the thyroid as my bloods had gone crazy prior to them testing based on sweats. Can menopause affect you thyroid. Can it affect your weight. Also, I am beyond exhausted but can't sleep and I don't know if that's because I'm hypo or because of the change. Has anyone else had it all happen at once?

Many thanks


8 Replies

  • Have you had your B12, ferritin, folate and vitamin D tested? If any or all of these are not optimal, then you'd need to supplement. But as you do so, improving the diet is also important because food has ingredients that are required for health that pills and capsules do not.

    I don't know if it applies to you, but generally most women who get early menopause also have malnutrition and poor diets. The body 'knows' it can't support a pregnancy, so stops making it a possibility.

  • Yes, all checked, I supplement and eat well. I'll be adding in soya milk, linseed and some more good fats as I still struggle to include fat in my diet psychologically, the peril of permanent dieting!

  • Unfortunately, the peril of permanent dieting is premature menopause? We need a certain amount of body fat to ensure sufficient estrogen etc. When women lose too much body fat, their periods stop.

  • I have plenty of fat so it shouldn't be that causing it. I'm 4 stone over weight despite a healthy diet and daily exercise because of some medication I was put on to treat my bipolar. Never good when the main side effect is rapid and vast weigh gain. 3 stone in my first two months on it then joined weight watchers and was really rigid, rarely strayed but gained another 1-2 pounds a week. My mum meanwhile made it up as she went along and lost every week that I gained. Very unfair. I'm off to rejoin tomorrow now they've stopped that drug x

  • Sorry about that. I hope you do well.

  • It's not advisable to drink/eat soya if you suffer hypothyroidism.

  • Thanks for that. It's disgusting stuff so I'm pleased I can't have it :)

  • There are lots of non dairy alternatives though oat milk, hazel nut milk which are quite nice. Do you like nuts and seeds?

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