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Is it hormones or something else?

By Anonymous October 28, 2011 - 6:39pm
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I've been having symptoms that suggest to me I may be experiencing perimenopause or hormone issues. Since the age of around 38, (I'm 42 now) I started having bouts of sweating, night sweats, weight gain, and problems with thinking of words when I'm trying to talk. My obgyn says if my periods are still regular, which they are, that it's not menopause. I had my regular doctor check my hormone levels and he said they looked fine.

Can your hormones be in "normal levels" but not be right for you?

I know something is off but just don't know what or how to find out what it is. I can tolerate most of the symptoms but being incapable of thinking of simple words to express what I'm thinking really scares me.

Would really love some answers.

Thank YOu

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Hi Anonymous,
Thank you for your question and welcome to Empowher. It certainly sounds like menopausal symptoms that you are experiencing. It could be possible to start having the symptoms of peri-menopause although your hormone levels are normal. Please follow this link for more information about peri-menopause here http://www.empowher.com/search/google?cx=007544384767083790728%3A2otat3sg2a8&cof=FORID%3A9&query=perimenopause&op=GO&form_build_id=form-3c4f6de3d9b662fe6331ca77a83670bd&form_token=75130ea6d2f5e531c769fb5012c4a734&form_id=google_cse_searchbox_form#1000.

If you see there is a great article that is relative to your situation, it is called the “am I crazy for feeling this way”. This is common and you are not the only one. Here is also a link to our peri-menopause group site where you can speak with other women that are also experiencing the same issues and symptoms http://www.empowher.com/groups/Perimenopause.

I hope this helps and remember a second opinion is always helpful also. Please keep us posted.


October 30, 2011 - 5:12am
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