Psycho-Babble Psychology Thread 767147

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Perimenopause

Posted by Dinah on July 2, 2007, at 9:03:11

I'm clearly in it. And I've spent the last two months on the verge of tears dipping to worse at times.

My ob/gyn told me that menopause was often easier for people who found adolescence and post-partum difficult. But I think she was wrong, about me at least.

I'm taking Risperdal more often to keep bad thoughts at bay. My pdoc doesn't seem keen to put me on AD's given my past side effects. Even though I pretty much asked for them, and said that Luvox's worst side effects only come at large doses.

Maybe I'm not communicating well with him and should have my therapist call as my therapist suggested. But my pdoc appears to not wish to talk to my therapist, and to tell the truth it didn't go overly well when my therapist last communicated with a pdoc about me. Hopefully he knows me better now, but I'd hate to find out what he thinks about me. :(

 

Re: Perimenopause Dinah

Posted by Honore on July 2, 2007, at 9:11:38

In reply to Perimenopause, posted by Dinah on July 2, 2007, at 9:03:11

Pooh! If you pdoc doesn't think well of you, he's highly misinformed, or extremely misguided.

He should do a trial of Luvox, or if he thinks there's something better, that.

Plus how about HRT? There more evidence that it might not be harmful, especially if started early. Maybe it would help.

Sorry your T and pdoc don't get along. Sorry too that you're not feeling so great.

Honore

 

Re: Perimenopause Honore

Posted by Dinah on July 2, 2007, at 9:54:52

In reply to Re: Perimenopause Dinah, posted by Honore on July 2, 2007, at 9:11:38

It's not that they don't get along. I think my therapist can get along with everyone. :)

It's just that my last two pdocs apparently have no desire to speak to the therapists of their clients. My therapist is in favor of it, and wanted me to sign a release form, but both pdocs said sort of "Why would I want to do that? If you really want me to, I guess..."

Which wouldn't be bad except that I have trouble talking to this last one.

I think I might call my ob/gyn instead and try hormones first. I always did say that health concerns wouldn't hold any weight in comparison to mental health concerns.

 

Re: Perimenopause Honore

Posted by sunnydays on July 2, 2007, at 10:16:06

In reply to Re: Perimenopause Dinah, posted by Honore on July 2, 2007, at 9:11:38

Sorry, but I have to say be really careful with HRT. There's no way to know for sure, but my mom started taking it in her forties, and in her mid-fifties had a heart attack. The HRT really was probably a contributing factor, as well as overall unhealthy lifestyle.

sunnydays

 

Re: Perimenopause Dinah

Posted by scratchpad on July 2, 2007, at 11:16:29

In reply to Perimenopause, posted by Dinah on July 2, 2007, at 9:03:11

> My ob/gyn told me that menopause was often easier for people who found adolescence and post-partum difficult. But I think she was wrong, about me at least.
>

Hmm. My GYN told me that if you had a difficult puberty, then perimenopause was likely to be even worse. Which is what my experience is.
I am taking hormones, which help a lot, but I'm considering an endometrial ablation. That's a pretty big decision, though, and it's not clear that I wouldn't still need hormone support of some kind.
It's all so difficult to sort through and the medical opinions seem to change with the calender year :-(


sp

 

Re: Perimenopause

Posted by LadyBug on July 2, 2007, at 13:33:55

In reply to Perimenopause, posted by Dinah on July 2, 2007, at 9:03:11

This is where I am also. I had an ablation last July and it was the best desicion for me. I'd never even heard of it. It does nothing hormonal to you. I haven't had a period since. Woowhoo, it's been awesome. That doesn't always happen, but it did for me. I'm so glad I could do that instead of a full hysterectomy. (SP???)
I never know when I'm having PMS but I'm sure I still have a cycle. My emotions are crazy anyway, so it's hard to tell. I've wondered if I need to adjust my medication or just get rid of my husband. LOL
LadyBug

 

Re: Perimenopause

Posted by Dinah on July 2, 2007, at 16:29:54

In reply to Re: Perimenopause, posted by LadyBug on July 2, 2007, at 13:33:55

I think that even if they told me that it would put my health in grave danger, I'd still do whatever I could to keep from feeling that bad again.

I just can't go through that again.

 

Re: Perimenopause

Posted by OzLand on July 4, 2007, at 16:16:07

In reply to Re: Perimenopause, posted by Dinah on July 2, 2007, at 16:29:54

I went through early menopause in my 30s and totally went off the deep end. Of course I was also going through all sorts of hormone treatments for infertility at the time. I feel for anyone dealing with this crap. I really do.

 

Re: Perimenopause

Posted by Phillipa on July 4, 2007, at 22:57:37

In reply to Re: Perimenopause, posted by OzLand on July 4, 2007, at 16:16:07

There is an alternative that I used and it worked well. I couldn't tolerate the synthetic hormones so I used a compounding pharmacy with a prescription from my OB-GYN for the two good natural estrogens and progesterone. It comes in a small syringe without a needle and you apply a cream twice a day or once a day to certain prescribed body parts no side effects at all and safe as the bad estrogen is not in the prescription. Also if you need testosterone they can add it . It was great. Insurance didn't pay for it but no hot flashes or problems. It just stopped. Love Phillipa


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