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Menopause Matters magazine ISSUE 76 out now. (Summer issue, June 2024)

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Jules

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Re: 45 and pretty lost
« Reply #15 on: March 05, 2024, 11:21:47 AM »

That sounds awful. I think I must have been lucky in that I had hot flushes which were tolerable and really did start getting anything else till late 50s. But my sister was less than your age when she started with menopause and it was very distressing. Particularly the hot flushes which were numerous and low moods. She got on HRT which helped. I hope you find someone understanding. It's horrible having things that interfere with the pleasures of life
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Maruuna

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Re: 45 and pretty lost
« Reply #16 on: March 11, 2024, 05:03:28 PM »

thank you Jules, I'm currently looking for yet another appointment and hope three's a  charm in that case ;)
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CLKD

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Re: 45 and pretty lost
« Reply #17 on: March 11, 2024, 05:19:09 PM »

That's awful behaviour from a medical professional, here in the UK "It's your husband isn't it" would get a medic struck off!

Do U get to the UK often?  U could also look at the 'daisy web-site' which is geared towards 'early menopause' though in reality there isn't - girls can go into no periods, some never bleed, ever.  So to tell us that we are 'too young' is a bit misleading.  It also shows that medics have no awareness of how hormones work!

I may have mentioned that keeping a mood/food/symptom diary of use.  "It's The Change, does what it says on the tin"  ;)
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Maruuna

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Re: 45 and pretty lost
« Reply #18 on: April 26, 2024, 02:10:04 AM »

@CLKD  thank you, and yes, I was thinking the same when I was at the appointment. It was just overstepping a boundary by that doctor mentioning my husband in this accusing way. But I was so shocked I just repeated 'no he's not!' it's just me, I'm feeling like that'.

As for a general update: I meanwhile managed to make a phone appointment with my (very good) former gyn and she was nice enough to take a full hour in the evening after her work time to talk with me on the phone and answer all of my questions in detail. As she is too far away aborad I sadly can't go to her practice which would be necessary when I want to start HRT, as she said there is always a phase of lots of testing things, rearranging etc, so I can't go to her. I'm still looking for a good local gyn but haven't found anyone yet - which is due to my life being really full with new stuff . I've been working as a self-employed editor for the past ten years, and decided to look for a complimenting 60% job in the past weeks, and really managed to get my dream job in an instant. It will start May 1st, so naturally I am happy but also a little tense... Otherwise there was lots of stress, my mother-in-law has been in IC for the past weeks and it looks really bad, our 18-year-old cat suddenly got very sick last week... so, it's just a lot of things at once these days...

As something new happened now since I talked to my former gyn (was 4 weeks ago I think) I will open another topic here...
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CLKD

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Re: 45 and pretty lost
« Reply #19 on: April 26, 2024, 07:40:28 AM »

U can continue with another topic here: by changing the subject line.  Or any responses might become lost and personally, I can't keep up with two many threads  ::)

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