For those of you who are just beginning this wonderful process, here we can narrow down the symptoms and ask questions like "am I starting perimenopause?"


Postby anghip » Thu May 26, 2005 11:13 am

I am 36 years old. I had a hysterectomy when i was 28.
which they left ovaries.

started having joint pain about 5yrs ago. got a blood condition called ITP,
had my spleen removed in June 04.. didnt heal well, had to have a hernia operation to repair where they did the spleenectomy.

have night sweats, hot flashes, head aches, anxiety, mood swings, joint pain, cant sleep at night, cant sleep in the day. i am awake and exhasted.
been tested for Arthritis, lupus, diabetis. nothing comes back positive.

I started taking a good multi vitamin and it has helped a little with feeling tired in the afternoon.

dr put me on Paxil.

they keep telling me that i am to young for menopause. but i read that due to having the hysterectomy and having the spleen removed it can kick me into early menopause. dont know what to do because no one will listen to me..
my husband thinks i have gone bonkers.
i am hot and sweating and he is cold. i want the fan on at night he is freezing to death .. and I dont know where to turn to. or should i go to another dr.
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Postby Zero » Thu May 26, 2005 11:56 am

Welcome to the board (where people DO listen to you!). First of all, trust your instincts and second, find a new doctor! If that's not possible, then just force them to listen to you. Do as much research as possible and you will find that not all doctors are right. We've heard some horror stories about physicians telling women things that were just downright ridiculous! What you're experiencing may not be textbook menopause, but you certainly have SOMETHING going on!! Why don't you check out, and also and The ladies on those boards have the kind of experience to help you decide what you need to do.

Postby drjudy » Fri May 27, 2005 2:05 pm

A hysterectomy, even with ovaries left behind, can lead to premature ovarian failure. I agree with Dee--it may be hard to act as your own advocate when you feel so bad, but there is no reason why you have to feel so bad. It is possible that some estrogen (which women your age generally have in abundance) will make you feel much better.

Let us know how it goes!

Best wishes,

One HOT Woman!
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