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Posted by: Sam | 2008-12-23

Pre menopause When dies it happen

I am a 38 year old female. I have never had intercourse nor any children. In the last two years I have been expriencing what feels to me as hot flushes and insomnia.
I will be sitting watching TV, or simply talking with friends at a braai and suddenly feel as if though it is the hotest day in summer. Some days are more severe than others.
I have also been experiencing nights when I sleep 3-4hrs max and then I am wide awake. This may continue for a week and then a few days of normal sleep. Then the cycle starts again.
Are these signs or pre menopause. I can' t handle these times of hot flushes. I become irritable and very upset.
I am currently on medication for High Bloodpressure and have been diagnosed as hypertensive.

Can you give me some advise please

Sam

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It could be the start of menopause. You could find out by having a blood test. If you are perimenopausal, HRT is an option. However, this will have to be carefully discussed with your gynaecologist in view of the hypertension.

Best wishes

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