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This may be a stupid question to ask....

Dec 09, 2013 - 8 comments

But is it possible to start menopause at almost 35?

The reason I ask is because lately I've having crazy hot flashes. I mean so much that everyone else here is wearing pants and long sleeve shirt or possibly T-shirt. I'm walking around in shorts and tank top and I'm still sweating. The other day we were in the truck. Cold winter day. DH had the heat on in truck and we were wearing our winter coats
I turned the heat off cause it was blasting hot. (Heat was only on level 2). We compromised and I took my coat off.

I also have noticed that since giving birth 15 months ago sex is still painful, I don't have much of a sex drive anymore, and where the c section scar is it's still numb. I don't have a lot of feeling there.

I'm on the bcp, but I've noticed over the last few months, I've had light periods. I've been on the pill over a year now, so that's not the cause of lighter period.

That's what I can think of now. Does anyone have any input? Any would be appreciated. Thanks



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by Sherri90049, Dec 09, 2013
It is actually a hormone imbalance causing premature menopause symptoms. I'm in the same boat, but I haven't exactly figured out the cause. Your body def still wants to have cycles but you don't have enough estrogen. I have been resisting just taking bioidentical estrogen in hopes of figuring out the real cause and fixing that. I still have hope for the one in a million chance that I could have a baby at 45. And taking bioidentical estrogen won't help my ovaries to start working again.

You may want to have your thyroid checked. It's very common for women after giving birth to develop hypothyroidism due to Hashimoto's. (aka Post-Partum Thyroiditis) Recommend getting the whole thyroid panel including Free T3 and Free T4. Hope you get it figured out! I know all those symptoms and they are no fun!

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by ROSYouralright, Dec 09, 2013
Maybe pre-menopause?? Ive heard of that starting in the 30's sometimes... Do u have a check up scheduled?

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by Shannon79, Dec 09, 2013
Sherri I had my thyroid checked 2 or so months ago. And the result was great at 1.31.  Well you know anything is possible and miracles do happen. It is still possible to get that bfp!

I've been thinking it's possibly a hormonal imbalance. I'm wondering if it's from the bcp.

Rosy no I haven't made an appt yet. I'm afraid i'm gonna get bad news with the "C" diagnosis. (Cancer). But I know I need to get in to see my doctor

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by Shannon79, Dec 09, 2013
So I made an appt to see my doctor January 3rd. I didn't want to do it before Christmas just in case it's bad news. I wouldn't want something to spoil Christmas. It's supposed to be a happy time.

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by msdelight, Dec 09, 2013
Hi honey! Why not go and see your gyne?  He and check your hormone levels to determine where you are in peri-menopausal scale, which can take as long as 10 years until you finally stop getting it. They can rule out other possible issues, or perhaps change the BCP to a lower dose or different combo of estrogen/progesterone. Anyway at 35 you should start getting off the pill especially if you smoke. Find another method! Abstinence is my favorite but I am a post menopausal old lady. I have permanent PAWS! Don't touch me and get that thing away from me!!!!

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by Sherri90049, Dec 09, 2013
Just remember it's not a hormonal imbalance that nothing can be done about. Don't let them tell you "Oh you're starting menopause early. I'm sorry." Because there are plenty of things you can do to try to improve the hormone situation. The TSH test can fall in the normal range but there are still issues (i.e. inadequate conversion of T4 to T3 in the liver). I would seriously consider getting the WHOLE thyroid panel checked before the end of the year if you have met your insurance deductible. (including thyroid antibodies) Frequently my Free T4 is normal but my Free T3 is in the bottom of the normal range. I feel much better when I take T3 or the dessicated thyroid med that contains T3.

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by krichar, Dec 09, 2013
Ya Shannon just ask the dr to do it all...we are in Canada Risa so it's no out of pocket cost for bloodwork :)

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by Shannon79, Dec 09, 2013
LOL @ ms. I like you! I don't really have a gyne per se. I just go to my family doctor for everything. I don't smoke, so I have that going for me. But I heard recently that if you take bcp, you're at a higher risk for developing glaucoma. It was a study done recently I believe somewhere in the u.k.

But abstinence isn't really an option. I just married my husband in July after being together 10 years. And his favorite phrase now is "you knew what I was before you married me". (Horndog)

Sherri i'm going to get her to check everything while i'm there. No sense leaving any stone left unturned.

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