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well i am 46 miscarried in 09 I had a vaginal messhing in 2005 so they told me not to get pregnant . So my cycles have been kinda weird anyways my last period was Sep. 1 and haven't had one since

By November 15, 2011 - 3:19pm
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and know i am really sure i am in menopause or peramenapause cause I haven't had a period yet haven't cramped , no breast tenderness , I have been getting hot and by nature i am a cold person. Husband is the hot one I have been waking up pillow is wet and i wake up at 3 , 4, in the morning it's like a clock wakes me up I cant and don't even feel like i will sleep so I just get up. I told my doctor i don't feel tired so i am not asking for sleeping pills but know my next plan I need to do Hormone testing get that balanced . I also have been diognosed with RA and that's painful I see the Rumatologist in Dec so I guess my body is in all sorts of changes .

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Thanks for responding back yes i have been trying to get a lot of information of both , my doctor has me on Predisone untill my appointment . My next appointment I am going to get my hormone level checked , thank you again for your answer Jeanette

November 16, 2011 - 11:09am

Considering your age and symptoms, you are experiencing perimenopause. During this period, which precedes menopause, a woman begins to experience irregular menstrual cycles. The fluctuations in estrogen levels contribute to missed periods, hot flashes, mood swings and vaginal dryness. Your sleep disturbances can be the result of hot flashes and the pain associated with rheumatoid arthritis.

Be sure to tell the rheumatologist how much pain you are experiencing. Explore treatment options during your appointment.

There are treatment options , both hormonal and alternative, for menopausal symptoms. You can find information and articles on this subject on this site. Just type in menopause or perimenopause in the search box at the top of this page.



November 15, 2011 - 5:25pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

Thank you yes i am taken predisone untill my appointment but still painful , my next appointment with my doctor i am going to take a estrogen or hormone level . Thanks again

November 16, 2011 - 11:04am
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