i am 32 years old women and i think that I am experiencing early menopause. in the last two years my cycle has been very irregular, one month is ok, the other is late, then the third wont come at all... i have all the symptoms of perimenopause. A am nervous, cant sleep, have hot flashes, reduction in vaginal and cervical secretions, increase of facial hair, slowing of metabolic rate, mood swings, depression, dizziness, weight gain, constipation, an irregular or rapid heart beat.... i have made some examinations and I am waiting for the results. can someone tell me what is wrong with me? am i experiencing early menopause? please help !!!!!
evazenoni...I am curious about what comes back from your dr appt.'s. I have had very similar experiences for several years. I've also had mild to moderate difficulties with anxiety and depression. It's a slippery slope from all directions! It is tricky because anxiety and depression can mess with our cycle, but having a messed up cycle sure messes with my mind and hormones too! They say that thyroid is really related to all of this.
I have been doctoring w/a great internist for a year or so and just found a specialist to work with the perimeno and other complications...but my internist just sent a letter that she quit . She is really encouraging me to take care of the physical first now that I have a basic sense of how to take care of my emotions.
I went through menopause at 37. It took about 2 weeks. I've only had a couple of periods since then, induced by rx given by my gynecologist. He didn't really buy the early menopause (or that it went by in 2 weeks) until he did a blood test. It really seems to bother him more than me. I have gained a little weight which I need to lose but I certainly do not mind being completely through the menopause thing. I really have no other symptoms.
I say consider it a blessing if you are. I'm 24 and I cant wait for menopause! Kind of like a kid counting down the days till summer vacation. Just be sure that it really is menopause, and not a reproductive health problem causing the symptoms - go see your doctor- seriously.
hi im 38 everyone keeps saying its to early for me but nurse thinks differant ive been lat started off with periods every 2 weeks now im late its all not for certain yet but im not pregnant im getting headaches sickness and deppretion tiredness and hot flushes now and again im getting lot of itching inbetween my legs and spots keep coming up on my face which i usually get in heat when it is hot if anyone can can help or give me advice if these are any symptons please help me vicky
I went to read to read on symptoms of menopause and I found I have observed a number of them myself at 35. But I don't think I'm into early menopause at all but think that many of those symptoms well it just happen as you get into your 30's. Like I do have noticed that of my bladder not being to hold as strong as when I was 25 and I definetly get more headaches now than when I was 25. My vaginal secretions have definetly decreased compared to when I was 25 and I definetly get tired more easy than when I was 25. Not hot flashes thought. But does all this mean early menopause?? My periods are still regular oh well I'm on the pill hehe. So how can you tell right? So I guess it boils down to not having a period or not being able to get pregnant to detect for early menopause.
Early or premature menopause is defined as menopause before the age of 40. Premature ovarian failure, surgery, and chemotherapy may all result in early menopause. About one in a hundred women may experience early menopause; some may be teenagers or in their twenties. Symptoms of early menopause tend to be very similar to those of normal menopause. Changes in the timing and duration of menstrual periods and hot flashes are common.
Early menopause often creeps up on women in their forties in uncomfortable ways. It may leave them feeling like they are suffering from a chronic, if mild, case of the flu. It can wreak havoc on their emotions by precipitating severe mood shifts; and it can leave them absolutely bewildered about why they are feeling as they do.
Early menopause symptoms are sometimes not recognized as women in their 20s, 30s or 40s are not suspecting that menopause could be happening to them so early in their life. Menopause on average happens to women around the age of fifty.
If the symptoms you described could only be linked to early menopause, my period would have stopped when I was 28!! You are probably just stressed. (Insomnia will do that to ya!) If it continues for a couple of months, get yourself into the gynecologist and explain. My guess is stress, not early menopause. You are far too young for that.
In medicine,never say never.individuals can present different diseases,but it usually occurs for most women between the age of 45-50.they normally complain of excess sweating,hot flushes,depression,inability to sleep well and other symptoms.menopause is like a retrospective things.you can not actually say your menopausal chain until after you have had your last period.It varies,you might have it once in three months,once in six months,or you even miss it for a whole year and then it come back again,so you have to look back and say this is the last time i had a period.Then you will know that it is menopause.Menopause is actually due to a declinein the function of the ovaries which is responsible for the production of the hormones,oestrogen,a deficiency of which causes symptoms that are similar to those.It may be declining,or fluctuating to decline.
However,i would advise a blood check to find out may someone have menopause or not because it one of the best way to check.these are some of the preventions
1.check for your blood pressure
2.malaria check up or anything else
We are all different:and most of woman follow the pattern of their mothers.But before you can say somebody is having menopause you must know when was the last time she had her period ,it only after that we can accurately know if that person is having menopause or not. EMMANUEL
Everyone experience is different so I can only tell you what happened to me. About two years before I started to experience the traditional symptoms of menopause, I went through a major depression. I was suffering anxiety, insomonia and mood swings. Eventually these symptoms eased within about six months. I could not explain what had brought about this sudden problem. Anyway, as I mentioned about two years later, when i was 29 years old I stopped getting my period & expierencing hot flushes, panic attacks etc. . Deep down, I knew what was happening to me as I have a history of early menopause on both sides of the family.Although I had broken the family "record" as far as age as any other family member that expierence this did not start until their late 30s. I was prepared for that but at 29, I had no partner & no kids. I was devastated therefore delayed seeing a doctor until the symptoms became unbearable. This was also difficult as I practically had to force my doctor to give me the test to confirm what I already knew. To me it provided some sort of insight of what had occured the two years previously as I believe it was then that my ovaries where beginning to fail.
Im not sure how someone can go through the menopause in two weeks however I will be on homone replacement until Im at least into my 50s. My docotrs have explained people who go through this at a younger stage often expierence more severe symptoms. My aunty forexample started in her mide 30s and is mid 50s and still on hormone replacement. I've also been warned that by not taking estrogean, my skin will thin like a old ladies.
For me the possible risk of hormone replacement may have with cancer is irrevelant as I am in an unfortunate position of not being able to function without them. Believe me, I'd go completly off the rails without it. Im 35 and in a much better place now. Im on HRT, I finally got some therapy to deal with the grief issues. Managing my health has been a change as its important to stay as fit as possible. Unfortunalty for me, I will never give birth but I have to go through having the symptoms of morning sickness such as nausea in the mornings, oedema in my feet & a few "bad days" in between. Overall fitness has helped alot in managing these symptoms.
And pleeasse if you feel there is a possiblity you may have started early menopause just take the test despite all the nay sayers- like I said, I had to force the doctor to give me a simple blood test. If its negative - great, you have one less worry and can possibly identify what is making you feel this bad. For nearly every doctor I see I have been their first case thus their reluctance to accept this as a possibility. It can happen and since it happened to me, my paternal aunt, my mother, her sisters. They where all lucky enough to be at an age that they already had kids in their very early 20s.
And the pill can mask early menopause. The first three years I was placed on the pill to see if my ovarians would restart on their own. This more or less forces a period, which I did have like clockwork during this time, but it doesn't mean you've ovulated. As soon as I stopped the pill, so would be periods.
IM 47 years old and im just starting to go through menopause, you cant slepp at nite coz yr to hot in bed, yr change thingss all the time yr hole life changes, i have had a bloody test done and the docter just going through mine now and yes i have menopause got all the symptoms which are slowing down i went of the pill STOP smokeing and Bang come the meopause. But the just life us women just have to get on with life.
i went through a very stressful time more stress than iv had in my life time..came very close to having a breakdown..stress eased and within a couple of months i was tested for early menopause only to find out not only am i going through the menopause i also have an underactive thyroid,nightmare i can tell you..i am 41 and sure it was the constant stress that brought both on..there is no early menopause or thyroid problems on either side of my family..id love to hear from others who are sure of the link between stress early menopause thyroid..
I believe what you are saying is true....I had a friend that at a early age in life, had a terrible problem with her marriage....She was in her early 40's....Her husband had an affair and she was just devestated....Her hair turned gray within a few months....This just about did her in.....
I have just come back from trip to gynae because I'm sure I am going through early-ish menopause, but she thinks not and now I'm really scared it might be something more sinister. I was treated for Endometriosis 5 yrs ago and ended up having an ovary removed - I'm 43 and now for the past 2 or so years my periods have become lighter and more irregular, I'm starting to get bladder control problems and my skin is getting very dry, itchy and I think there's a little bit more hair on my face. Latest development is I haven't had a period now for nearly 4 months. I thought these were all clear signs of menopause and I thought it might be because endo' had damaged my 1 remaining ovary. Gynae seems more concerned with my bladder probs and wants to do an ultrasound and a urine test. Can anyone reassure me? I also have some insomnia and I get 'sweaty' sometimes, but not what I think of as classic 'flashes'. Help!!!!
I believe that we women just about go bonkers when we run into female problems...At least I do... .Needless to say, this compounds our worries...I would get that bladder control problem taken care of as she said...If I was worried I can asssure you that I would have a hard time sleeping too...Just relax and take one day at a time...You will do just fine...