Hi, I'm 42 and have had the marina coil fitted for just over 5 years its my second coil in that time after the first one moved down into my cervix causing problems. The coil was recommended by my GP as I was experiencing extremely heavy periods which were affecting my everyday life. My periods successfully stopped after having the coil fitted thankfully. My concern now is that I've been having pretty much every peri menopause symptom but I'm unsure how far into it I am due to not having periods. My night sweats started at the age of 30 so 12 years ago and they would come and go. I now have all the symptoms the main problematic ones are cold night sweats, itching, loss of sex drive, palpitations, hair thinning, weight gain and the occasional crazy mood swings, achy joints, muscle cramps, sore boobs similar to the feeling you get when you're pregnant. I have discussed this with my nurse who tbh just sat and nodded and passed tissues as I cried. She said that the symptoms could also signal other things such as thyroid. I have been tested for thyroid and hormone checked at least 5 times over the last 12 years but not over the last couple of years.
Is anyone here in a similar situation? I don't know if it's even worth a visit to the doctor. I don't want to be filled with drugs that will make me gain more weight as I've gained 2 1/2 stone in the last 18 months.
I feel like I'm loosing all my femininity 😢 feel lost and unsure of what to do next.