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Perimenopause

Vaginal dryness

Ever fancied an omelette for dinner and realised you’ve run out of eggs? All you do is pop down to the local shop and buy some more. However, for women going through perimenopause, the egg supply is not as easily stocked up. It is an inevitable ‘rite of passage’ leading up the menopause (when egg ovulation stops) and affects all women differently. Common symptoms include changes in your periods and the amount of blood you lose, as well as hot flushes, night sweats, as well as vaginal and urinary complaints. Treatments are available if symptoms start to take over your life, with 10% of women seeking medical advice. The remainder rely on self-help methods, including stress management and regular exercise.

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I am 34 with 2 children I had the implant in my arm for 6 years had it taken out 4 mths ago since then I've had 3 periods and they've only lasted 3 days there on time aswell where as before I had implant and while it was in i had periods that lasted 5-7 days I am confused could this be pre menopause my nan mum and aunty all went through early menopause





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I AM 53.STARTED A PERIOD AFTER 6 MONTHS - FOR THE SECOND TIME,BUT THIS TIME IT IS REALLY LIGHT AND LONG LASTING...IS THIS NORMAL





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I had heavy bleeding, very low moods and recurring oral herpes!! Really bad bouts on my gum where a tooth was missing then moving to my throat and glands ! Since having the Mirena fitted and being prescribed 20 mg of fluoxetine daily I've had a new lease of life ... I still have light periods after 2 years but no more herpesvirus or feelings of not being able to cope ... I'm now 47 ... But the first coil I had came out after about 11 months or so ... I was with out it for a few weeks ..... Low and behold ORAL HERPES reappeared on the very first real period!!!! I had it refitted and not seen the herpes bad boy since!!! Therefore the virus must be directly linked to my cycle!!! The only down side is an extra 2 stone in weight !!! But I'm rather be heavier and feel healthy !!! I'm confused this because I've been reading on the net that people think the mirena seems to cause herpes out breaks when I've had the opposite effect?





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I am 42 and have a mirena coil fitted. In the last year I have experienced night sweats although they seem to have largely stopped now but I have an increased number of issues with my vagina, including yeast infections and just feeling sore, red, swollen and inflamed. I've been to my gp, referred to gynaecology who then referred me to genitourinary services... all tests have come back fine but I am again so red and sore looks like I've been burnt with no discharge..is this menopause related?





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I had my original Mirena coil fitted 4 years ago because I was told it the only option available to me for heavy bleeding because I was in my 40's and too old for the pill. I bled for 1 year, before I went back to the Doctor's and saw someone different who wasn't concerned about my age and he put me on the pill for 3 months to control the bleeding. I had no bleeding for about 18 months and then I started bleeding again on a weekly basis. Concerned about this, I went to the Doctors, I explained about the bleeding and the night sweats and in June this year, the coil was removed because it wasn't sitting correctly. In July some polys were removed and another Mirena coil fitted. Since the new coil has been fitted, I have been bleeding on a daily basis and it is getting heavier and it is getting me down. It's restricting what I can do, it's difficult to exercise due to the fact, I'm worried about leakage. I was under the impression from the Doctor who fitted the original coil, that by having the coil fitted, I should go through the menopause without hot flushes and night sweats etc. I know this might sound strange, but I don't know if I'm going through the menopause or not but I'm suffering again from night sweats, tearful, I'm having difficulty sleeping, managing less than 4 hours a night, coming over dizzy and thinking, I'm going to pass out. It was so bad one day, didn't think, I was going to be able to drive home. Am I right in thinking that by having the coil fitted, I shouldn't be suffering from these symptoms? I would like to know what I can do to stop the daily bleeding as it is getting me down, I really couldn't live with it for years, its really couldn't put up with daily bleeding for years, it's already getting me down now. I tried to see the Doctor, but I can't get passed the receptionist for an appointment Any idea what's wrong with me? Any help you can give would be much appreciated.





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Hi not sure what is happening to you. I have now had my third coil in two years and since first one my period stopped very quickly and never came back blissfully. I am now 53 and on antidepressants for depression. I am convinced its menopause related as only started when I was 50. No doc takes the connection seriously. One psychiatrist said even if it's menopausal depression it's same treatment. I was advised by nurse at smear test to leave coil in for up to ten years as it helps menopausal symptoms. So for me no bleeding, no night sweats and antidepressants for low mood. Not ideal as I would like to be drug free. Go back to your doctor. Can't imagine how you can suffer all that bleeding. Have you heard about uterine ablation it lasers the lining of the womb so don't get a period without the trauma of hysterectomy.

Hi I had the exact same as you - saw a fantastic female hormone doctor from our local hospital - she diagnosed all problems and said as well as my marina coil I needed oestrogen patches - yes it's the menopause - I was then referred back to my gp to get my prescription for them - so age isn't really an issue with menopause as I was totally ignored for 7 years I was too young bla de bla - saw dr lady and its feels like a weight has been lifted - and not being made to feel an idiot - but ask for hrt patches a simple blood test which seemingly they are reluctant to do proved with me I actually was menopausal so get on it ,

i am 50 years old and i have a marina coil frittered for 7 years my doctor said it wasn't worth taking it out and replacing it as i was soon to be 50.(april 2015) all of a sudden i started getting cramps and swelling, for 3 weeks now i read up and it says that my coil could have come to its end, i am worried i may be pregnant whats the chance of this at my age. i do have appointment on tue to see the nurse and have a coil check up





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Hi I'm 46 yrs old and I think I'm going through this peri menopause... Irregular periods. Breast tenderness. No Sex Drive Whatsoever (much to my partners dislike) I'm tired all the time. I've got no energy. I'm lethargic. I'm lazy. My mood is low. I'm feeling anxious all the time. Oh, an the urge to go to the toilet to pee every 10/15 minutes is very annoying. I should tell you that I've got a history of Anxiety and Depression and I've also been diagnosed with Fibromyalgia but, this is different... I'm currently taking anti depressants/diazepam/solphadol to help ease these conditions. However, I do believe that I'm going through what seems to be the Peri Menopause - I'm feeling low, fed up, sad, anxious, weepy... All for no apparent reason. Please advise. Thanks in advance! Xx





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Hi, i am fast approaching 45, i have had the Mirena coil for 6 years now with one change, i don't have any periods with it and think it is great. More recently I have started to feel very anxious most of the time, tearful, weight gain and bloated. I have also had what I think is hot flushes and not just summer heat, takes about 2 hours for my temperature to return to normal? I have spoken with my GP but felt I was brushed off with the suggestion of being perimenopausal for being too young. Is it possible at my age and with the coil?





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I was diagnosed at 39 with premature menopause, I had it confirmed by a blood test. Can you request one with your doctor or get a second opinion?

You can't get accurate blood test results with coil in place

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Hello, I turned 40 this march and am going through a really tough time with perimenopause. Was diagnosed as being borderline menopausal at age 37, although I suspect it began around age 34.I'm fortunate in Tha I have 4 healthy children but I so desperately wanted a child with my husband who had no children of his own. Had been trying to conceive for a few months when told I was perimenopausal. Still hoping to get pregnant although I know its unlikely. So upset about it and cant seem to move on. Am taking hrt since last September, was still having periods before starting it. Although they were irregular and light bleeding. Night sweats and palpitations were awful before starting hrt as well as anxiety , mood swings and vaginal dryness. Just feel depressed and fed up all the time. I'm way too young for this! How can I get my life back and be happy again ? Thanks in advance.





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Did you get your life back, if so how? You sound just like me., im about to have a weaker coil as didnt get on with the merina..I just want hrt but they said no...! Seriously feeling hijacked of happiness sexlife and normality!

Gulf ball sized boils under skin in thighs that can be drained with pressure. Read this can be caused by Menopause?





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