I don't really know where to begin so I guess I'll just get right to the point. I'm 43 and have been in post menopause for 2 years. I turned 40 in January and at the time was noticing lower right sided ovarian type pains. February came around and the pains were still there. By March I missed my first ever period and when it didn't come again in April, I went to my doctors. Fast forward to today I am still a post menopausal woman and NO ONE can tell me why. My mom did not go in to early menopause and my older sister (4 yrs older) is still menstrating.
Now I know most woman would be happy not dealing with her monthly and before this happened to me I would have thought I would have been too; but the truth of the matter is, It's not only a loss of my menstrual cycle that i'm affected by. Its the sudden weight gain, the insomina, the mood swings, night sweats, day sweats and the overwhelming feeling of not knowing who i am anymore. My whole life has flipped upside down in what seemed like a matter of a month. Heck I didn' t even have symptoms of peri menopause.. just woke up one day in full blown menopause. I had a regular cycle since the age of 13 until they stopped and never returned. I'm too young dammit!!!
I have been passed from one doctor to another and never getting an answer. At best Ive been given a Rx and another referral. I found myself so desperate i took matters into my own hands. I went chemical free in my home in one hour on a live FB video where I literally trashed thousands of dollars worth of personal products and household cleaners for plantbased chemical free living. I then went Vegan overnight and have remained this way now for 15 months. Then I joined a Crossfit gym and began doing everything I could to restore my health. My life got flipped upside down once again this past March when I began loosing the circulation in my fingers and began presenting with Raynauds. I've since found a fantastic Naturopathic Doctor and have gotten on some really good herbal suppliments. My symptoms are reducing and I am feeling a bit better, however he is now suspecting a pituitary tumour.
If anyone has insight or shares a similar story I would love to connect.
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