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I just wondered if other women have had migraine problems, swings of emotions, feelings of regret if they are childless and generally just feeling ok for a few days then feeling awful healthwise?. I have been experiencing all of these things and it is frightening and upsetting as i have had lifelong problems with stress and anxiety anyway and have battled to get on top of this a lot of the time without the aid of drugs. I cannot go on HRT but my doctor prescribed Amitriptyline which i have as yet not taken. these she said would help migraine as they are a known drug to do that, and also she said it would help with the general low emotions about everything in the Menopause. has any other women been prescribed anything like this or have been so bad they have been on anti depressants in the Menopause and how have you coped?. I just need some advice.I am 49 years old. Thanks.

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My mom said all this is normal. I remember telling me this and her migraines were unbearable. Her mood swings were worse. HRT was the best thing for her. She was much better afterwards. You have to do the HRT to get thru all those symptoms and you will be better soon. It's okay to be frightened just don't let that feeling go on too long. Focus on something else. Do something special just for you. I hope you feel better. I'm personally starting to go thru signs of the change but I shift that attention somewhere else soon as I get a symptom.

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Thank you, yes i cannot go on HRT as there is breast cancer in my family you see. But yes i have had a migraine this morning but took my meds on time and its not too bad. You do have to be kind to yourself and do other things and not let it overwhelm you. I have had relationship problems aswell which add to feelings of worthlessness but i have to rise above it. It is very hard and i never would have thought it would be this bad. I know some suffer more and my mother did badly so i suppose its par for the course for me. Thanks for the advice.

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Hi, there flower22 Yes i know what you are going through, im 49 years of age and going through Peri menopause, at times i wake up and have a headache in the morning, i usually take a painkiller and it goes away, but like you i too have started to feel like the end is near!!...I know its drastic but i feel sometimes that i haven't lived my life to the full and i need to start again and then i think time is running out, i question how long im going to be around for, i fear dying and then i go into a panic like state. I worry so much about getting some incurable disease, i know that this is due to my hormones being imbalanced but the doctor reckons i dont need to go on HRT just yet! I also have fibroid s and cysts on my ovary and even though i have been told by doctors that its not anything for me to worry about, im scared that it might turn into something more serious. I have had bleeding since Feb this year on and off for no more than 2 days, doctor told me the bleeding will eventually stop...its been 5 months and no end in site!! Yes ....im fed up, but i carry on as usual, that's all we can do until the big change happens!!! Hold on in there sister, we are all in this together! all my love xx

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Lolita you make me feel a bit better knowing im not alone. Everything you said is the same as me yes. I have fibroids and a cyst aswell and they told me they are nothing to worry about but i do. My periods are same too, i just bleed for couple of days or hours or just overnight a bit now, and not that often either, and have not had a proper period since November i think. Last time before that i went eight months and thought they had finished but NO. i cry with no notice at all and get very emotional about babies even though never had any. I have regrets but i just have to think this is my life im just as good as anyone else and things happen differently for different people. I carry on yes, but thank you for your kind words. Apparently when menopause finishes you feel fantastic like a new person!!!, well heres hoping we feel brighter. All my Love and hugs .xxxxxx

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