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Menopause

Menopause

Ladies do you feel menopause exasperates the fibromyalgia or vice versa?? And anyone have success/or something other with identical hormone replacement? I'm listening to all! Thanks.... I just feel like nothing is helping with anything so thought menopause maybe not helping matters🤷🤔😞😜😵🤐

posted 3 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

The depression and hot flashes were horrible. Some nights I would take 2-3 showers. My mood swings were awful too. One minute I was crying and then next I was throwing things. It was not easy to be around me. And, I went into it early because I had to have a partial hysterectomy in my early 30's.

posted 3 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

I have a rice ice pack...works great!

posted 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

So glad I'm thru that crappy stuff!! When I was going thru it what helped me the most with symptoms was low caffeine intake and exercise. I also used natural progesterone cream that helped alot. Dress in layers so you can remove clothes when hot. It's miserable to go thru but wonderful when it's over!! Good luck!!

edited, originally posted 2 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

When I was going through menopause I had to have fans on me in bed and during the day. I asked my GP last year for HRT and he refused because of the medications that I am on and my health issues. My hair is as thin as a spiders Web my nails all break and I get urinary infections frequently. To top all of that off my fybro has been worse too. Trying to climb stairs and go for walks has become a thing of the past. I have now become a mess with all of this and my weight ballooning. I look in envy at all the others that have gone through the menopause and remained slim and wonder why me. I was a renal nurse and no that we are all individuals and will have our own problems.

posted 3 months ago
A MyFibroTeam Member said:

Hi, I was having that issue that started last year, around the summer. I thought that it was just because it was the summer and the hot flashes were just because it was hot outside and so I got overheated. I talked to a friend a couple of months ago, and she said her daughter had similar symptoms and found out she had early menopause.

Anyway, in the winter, it didn't go away, I was still having terrible hot flashes, so I ended taking a hormonal supplement called DHEA. It really helped, and I think maybe you should talk to an endocrinologist about maybe trying something like that. It very well may be related.

Well, hope you find out something. I usually just find the thinnest, coolest shirts and shorts as possible, if not just wearing nothing at all. Lol. Try some ice or a big fan. Hey, whatever you find that helps and works for you is what you should do. Good luck. ❤

posted 3 months ago
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