I don’t like this!

I thought I had it figured out, my period. I knew when to prepare for it. I knew the day she would arrive (thank you period app). Around the age 43 is when I began to notice the change. Initially it was a heavy period, the second day was the heaviest. The third day was the end and the fourth day was for residuals, the aftermath, the if I was involved in any extra physical activities. Yup, I had it figured out.

Last month December 2023. My period damn near destroyed me. No energy, a dry mouth, inactive on everything. My doctor concluded that it was stress and that I’m having symptoms of perimenopause. She told me to take a vitamin and exercise. No stress. A few days after that visit I felt like my old self again and then another week later whew! I called her again.

My doctor told me to schedule an appointment with my OBGYN. I have not done that yet. I did however, started taking notes of my symptoms; random hot surges, waking up sweaty, and random buzzing in my ear when I lay down.

Was this menopause? Because all of these symptoms indicate menopause, but nothing has PAUSED!!! I thought your period had to stop in menopause.

If you’re in your 40s younger or older what symptoms did you experience with perimenopause and menopause? What advice do you have for me? What supplements should I be taking?

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