i'm 47. just showing up with no notice.same here... have them every two or three weeks, no warnings, except the normal ill moods which since they come so often now, appears to be more of personality disorder I'm sure to others LOL
I do and have used biodentical progesterone cream for a few years and it does help with some of the usual premenstrual stuff.. the cramps, I'm not in a RAGE now, just a snappy sort of mood, it's more or less toned down the symtoms.. only thing it hasn't helped is the acne I get on my chin several times a month..
I feel like a hormonal teenager again except it wasn't this bad the first go round. I'm 46 now and I just say whatever... I try to learn how to deal with it, cuz I have seen several doctors about this and nobodys got an answer... just expensive tests they run which amount to nothing..
Sorry you are going thru this.. It would be nice to be normal like I was in my twenties and thirties again in this area, but I know that precious time has come and gone. I just try to deal now and I imagine you probably do too.
But don't feel like the lone ranger, nope, I've heard a lot of my real life gf's complain of some of these symptoms though not as bad as mine.
Oh ya, I forgot , I get the migraines too around that time, so three times a month is a you know what for that LOL
Do you get symptoms with yours? Or just the aggravation of it showing up without rhyme or reason?
i'm 47. just showing up with no notice.
feel hormonally and spiritually terrific. no rages or weird moods, although last night felt sorry for myself and lonely for about 30 mintes. attributed it to low blood sugar, because i ate a protein meal and it stopped immediately.
i do get sinus like headaches during my period. i do have PCOS treated with glucophage. regular like a clock.
i am hairier on my lip and nose hairs :tmi:
gaining weight around my waist, but i am eating like a pig and exercising less lately.
the need to pee every hour is annoying.
I have the same things going on with myself.. I have periods a couple of times a month however it doesn't happen every month..alot more facial & nose hair...including a swollen lump that is painful in my armpit that now has made itself to my (1) breast that is also painful/tender( I do have fibro disease of the breast....no I didn't get checked yet..I will take the antibiotic I have for infections and see if that takes it away..if not I will get a full checkup in a couple of weeks..BTW I will turn 44 in a few months...
snort! not unless I'm the virgin mary! :lol3::lol3:the peeing alot.... have you done a pregnancy test ?
i just skipped my second month not sure if its perimenopause or stress - first skip was right after very stressful work weekend where i quit my second job -
but i do know its not pregnancy - did pregnancy tests to be safe lol !! mainly because i take OTC sinus stuff and sometimes a pain pill here and there for my fibro.
I would go have an FSH (follicle stimulating hormone)test done.......that will tell you what is going on..........if you are starting into it........already in it...or what.i
have to pee all the time too.
snort! not unless I'm the virgin mary! :lol3::lol3:
Thanks for sharing this (and sorry you have to deal). It never occurred to me that my increasing sinus issues could have anything to do with perimenopause. It shouldn't surprise me...PM causes all sorts of other wacky symptoms so why not that?Oh yes, one more thing.. I have had a very marked increase in allergies since starting perimenopause...