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Day 83 - Feeling hot all day

Saturday, June 22, 2013

This may be a TMI blog on TOM and pre-menopause...

I started my TOM yesterday but just spotting. Same again with today, with barely a blush on my pad. I am feeling overly hot all day too. Miss B came out and snapped back at a client when I asked her a simple question if she brushed her teeth. The client screamed at me, so uncalled for, and I pointed out her rudeness in a somewhat harsh tone. I explained to her that her breath stank and she needed to brush her teeth. She later apologized...but failed to brush her teeth. Sigh...

Oh, I have noticed that my TOMs come earlier than my typical 28 is more like 23-25 days. Years ago, TOM stayed with me for 8 days! TOM was heavy and gave me terrible cramps! Now, TOM is much lighter with 2 days of spotting, a day of moderate flow, and the last day of spotting again. no cramps whatsoever! Yay! But I am feeling so hot!

Am I entering pre-menopausal? I am 46 or 47 years forget my age sometimes since I really don't care how old I am. Any type of celebration for my birthday are cards and dinner outings.

Any advice from anyone who had experienced pre-menopausal symptoms would be great!

Thanks in advance,

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    This is just my opinion and what I have talked to my OBGYN about but I would definitely say you are pre-menopausal without a doubt at 46-47....The average woman is over with menopause at age 51...I had a hysterectomy 7 years ago at the age of 43 but they kept my ovaries in so since I don't have TOM anymore and the only way they can gauge where I'm at in menopause is with a FSH blood test and to give you kind of an idea of how it works is any time after the age of 45 an FSH level above 23 means you are done with menopause (Gosh I can't wait) Lol
    You can still have hot flashes after that but its not the norm for most women.
    Menopause can happen earlier or later but if your experiencing symptoms such as that you are probably In peri-menopause.
    My FSH level Dec 2012 was 11.6 they then rechecked it in April 1,2013 and it has went up to15.8 so I'm making pretty good progress and the Dr. said that it should continue at the same rate until I reach 23 or above...I am 50 and will be 51 in October so if I go along at the same rate I should be done with menopause right about 51.
    My mom & sister were both done at 50-51 and that is also a good indicator to go by they say is family history of mom & siblings..
    Good luck & I'm sure you will breeze thru it emoticon
    I get the hot flashes but thankfully there not the kind that some women get that drench yea emoticon
    1734 days ago
    1735 days ago
    Hi Deborah,

    Not there yet....but soon....I have heard that you can buy a natural supplement called iCool...and it helps with the hot flashes...


    Might be worth a try....

    I myself am dealing with that lovely time of the month as well....

    Mine only lasts 4 days as well...starts on Friday over by Monday night.....


    1735 days ago

    Comment edited on: 6/23/2013 12:52:47 AM
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