I am new to this forum, and am desperate to speak to anybody about my experience with the menopause. I don't have any close relatives to discuss this with, and my husband is pretty much of the ilk that if it isn't happening to him then he won't take any interest/notice.
I went to my GP approximately two years ago as my periods were winding down. I had been a regular 28 day cycle until a few months before I saw the GP. I had got to the point where my cycle had gone to every six weeks, I was having mood swings, and sweats. When I related this to my GP, he said yes it definitely sounded like I was peri menopausal. Then went on to say that they no longer offer blood tests to check fsh levels, and I wouldn't be getting any HRT. So I left the office with a bunch of print outs that I could have got myself off the internet, and nothing else. He didn't suggest any follow up appointments, nothing at all.
My symptoms are now much worse, the mood swings are frightening to the point that I think I could hurt someone, the sweats are unbearable, the tearfulness, not to mention vaginal dryness. My problem is that I just don't think it is worth going to the doctor again, as they really don't seem to want to help.
I welcome any advice, tips etc and also your experiences might help me put mine into perspective.