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Sick sick sick!


Thursday, June 19, 2014

Truly .... didn't sleep at all last night. Tossed and turned felt like crap and woke up to a fever of 101.1 -- that hasn't happened since I was pregnant with Max. I hate being sick. Called off work even tho I work from home so at least they know I am really sick. First time I have been out of bed all day. Felt the need to blog.....crazy right?

Went to my medical Dr. last Friday. Yearly physical. Took blood and a few other samples. (yuck) and he called and said everything was below normal. SHOCK! My blood pressure, cholestorel, etc. I was pleased. He was very happy with my weight loss of 30 lbs since I was there last year.

Monday I went to my OBGYN for my yearly. Trust me, I know how to party. She was just as pleased with the weight loss and asked if I was having any issues. Told her I was just getting over a sinus infection but was having problems sleeping. Asked me a few other questions and said there was a test they could run to see if I was in perimenopause. Huh? Me? She took blood samples said she would call me with results.

I AM IN PERIMENOPAUSE! WTH.....I am 42. How can this be happening?? She put me on some meds to regulate my period, told me to call if I was experiencing any problems. Heavy periods, no periods, stressed out, anxious, etc. I am not really stressing about it, but really at 42?

Any thoughts, advice would be appreciated!

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GIRANIMAL 6/19/2014 5:59PM

    Booo! Summer sickness seems especially cruel. I hope you feel better soon!

I've not read it, but Suzanne Somers wrote a book about perimenopause (and its environmental causes, I believe) called "I'm Too Young for This!" I saw an interview with her about it and she said she learned in her research that women are indeed starting it sometimes in their 30s and that it can last as long as 10 years.

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CBRINKLEY401 6/19/2014 5:39PM

    You can be in perimenopause for 10 years before you reach full menopause, so 42 isn't necessarily too young to start that. May mean more drastic hormone fluctuations, bigger mood swings, more irregular periods, but you could still have quite a ways to go. Found that my cycle actually got SHORTER for years, meaning MORE periods per year instead of less. Still haven't skipped a month altogether, but I'm finally having some that are longer instead of shorter. And I turn 54 in less than 2 weeks (my sister stopped at 49 and my Mom stopped in her late 40s). I'm just hoping it ends before I turn 60!
The fun things we have to deal with. Just keep track of your cycle, and note any changes in PMS symptoms for a bit before checking back with the doctor. If you've been fairly regular and maybe still are, then you could be just starting this phase. Good luck.

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TRIPLE_EMME 6/19/2014 5:37PM

    Sorry to hear that you are sick. emoticon

I'm curious to hear what others say about peri menopause. I don't know much; other than it seems that more and more women are being diagnosed with it (at earlier ages). I'm wondering if this is just the American way of needing to label everything... and unnecessary medical testing/diagnosing as CYA-type things.

Seriously, would love to hear more.

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