Posted by: Yolanda | 2012/12/14

Could this be the onset of Menopause

I am 43 years old and had a hysterectomy 4 years, ovaries were left intact. I am currently experiencing day and night sweats. This makes me feel out of control and very agitated, I was also diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder about 10 years ago. As depression and mood swings creates havock in my life, the above aint easy. I have a vaginal infection on a weekly basis.Sexual intercouse is very low on my lisy, just not interested, My body/joints are stiff and sore. My feet are the worst. My dr did prescribe eostrogen twice. These meds put me in a very sad state, I have endless tearing sessions - I just cant help myself to stop crying. I also cannot use any herbal meds as this will interfere with my BP meds. Any suggestions?

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It does sound like you are perimenopausal. There are various forms of HRT which you could try, including patches and implants. You may have to try a few before you find one which suits you.
Best wishes

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