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48 years old, no periods and cramps all the time

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Hello I took the mini pill back in Nov only for 5 weeks as did not get on with it nausea, sickness and gave it up, it took over 4 months to have a period, then have not had one since again.

had lots of bad cramps and stomach pain, have this each day, sometimes worse than others and worse at night. sometimes dont seem to have it too bad and then other days i notice it.

so it comes and goes with the stomach ache.

is this the menopause? i dont have hot flushes or night sweats.

i just have stomach cramps and no period?

i do have underactive thyroid and have had this for 9 years and also take telfast 180mg for uticaria that i have had for 20 years.

i really dont know if its my age, or what.

i thought your preiod became irregular over a period of time that you got hot flushes but mine has just come on suddenly to me.

all after taking that mini pill.
although saying this i have had stomach cramps for more than a year prior to this and did say this to my doctor, there again thought it was my age.

so is this the menopuase?
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replied May 10th, 2012
Hi,
Welcome to ehealthforum,
Since the symptoms have remained persistent, and getting worse, you should consider visiting your doctor/gynecologist for further evaluation to rule out menopausal onset, ovarian cysts, PID, pelvic adhesions, endometriosis, adenomyosis etc. If you are hypothyroid, then you should also consider getting thyroid levels monitored periodically (to make sure you are having controlled levels of thyroid hormones and the dosage is correct). Hormonal analysis done will help to rule out menopausal onset. Treatment as appropriate (based on examination findings and investigations results) would be started to help you control the symptoms and regulate your periods. Be in regular monitoring and follow-up with your treating doctor/gynecologist and report any new/abnormal symptoms immediately. Drink plenty of water. Take adequate rest. Maintain healthy diet and lifestyle.
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replied May 15th, 2012
thank you shall ask for the doctor to investigate, maybe he could do a blood test for thyroid, had this done back in Nov and it was ok, they do say that i have a goitre but specialist said to leave it alone. but maybe a blood test to see my hormone levels in case the menopause and take from there. thank you for your help.
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