Any thoughts or experiences are appreciated.
Love is a Verb.
I say consult with your Dr. Tell him not only your symptoms, but also all the stress you are under. You need some help to deal with all this.
Sending strength and peace.
Once you are through menopause, things will get better. You will see life with a new clarity. It's nice not having a period again and having the worry about getting pregnant.
Take care of yourself though, cause the symptoms are no picnic!
I'm just going to refer you to Andrew Weil's page instead of telling you what I took, it's more comprehensive.
But I also suggest you ask for a test for thyroid function and vitamin D levels. Mine were off, and undetected which affected how I felt and also affected my bone health.
I also take an old style antihistamine for sleep, periactin...it's prescribed for me because I have migraines and it helps to regulate my sleep. But I did take Benedryl, again, with my doctor's advice.
Hugs to you. Hard enough to deal with SA without having to deal with not feeling well, too...
I thoroughly enjoy not having monthly periods.
For several years before DDay I was going through the night sweats, daytime hot flashes that were all over heat bombs, and mental fog. Those things are long over with. The occasional daytime heat bomb explodes, but not very often.
For sleep disturbances, I frequently wake up in the middle of the night and stay awake for a period of time before I can go back to sleep. I am awake awake, as in get up, read, goof on the computer, get a bowl of cereal, whatever. I didn't used to be this way.
Overall I feel so much better now that the monthly hormones are fading away. My thoughts are clearer, my emotions are more stable, I feel a million times more energetic & optimistic about life. In part this would be due to getting away from my perverted STBX. Freedom is a wonderful thing! But I can tell, though, that I am in greater control of myself. In part this is my freedom, in part this is lots of good counseling, but also in part it's because my body & mind aren't being tweaked each month from the hormones. And I like that.
[This message edited by Nature_Girl at 8:46 PM, June 20th (Thursday)]
My doctor knows about my "situation" as I told him when I got tested for STDs following DDay. I'm due for a check-up so I'll see what he suggests. I'd just like to be able to separate those feelings that are influenced by what's going on in my body right now, from those caused by what's going on in my mind/ heart due to my circumstances.