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Hi everyone ! I’m new to this group. A bit of info ... I

Hi everyone ! I’m new to this group. A bit of info ... I’ll be 51 in June, I’ve been in peri-menopause for a few years now, but think it’s in its final stages. As of today it’s been 90 days since my last period. This is the 2nd time in less than a year where I’ve mIssed some periods (last time was March of 2018 and I went 87 days without a period). I get hot flushes pretty bad, and the night sweats are tolerable. Insomnia is really bad. Joint pain, so **** tired all the time, crying for no reason, moody. I have suffered from depression since my teens and had severe PPD after my 3 daughters (24, 23 & 21) were born, I also suffer from SAD. I can handle the hot flushes (mind you, when my husband and I were in Orlando for Vacation in early January for 2 weeks, I was getting them constantly the whole time I was down there, and I was getting bit annoyed with them lol). Missing periods I can for sure get used to (have had my period since I was 11, but suffered from PCOS in my 20’s and 30’s, taking Metformin regulated me like clockwork in my late 30’s till a few years ago). But the one thing I just can’t handle is the moodiness and depression. It seems to be getting worse, especially right now. I literally have to force myself to get out of bed, to shower, to do anything for that matter. But if I go out shopping, or to the dentist or wherever, I put on my fake happy face, and no one is any the wiser. Then I get home and am exhausted. I have been on Prozac since I was 6 months pregnant with my youngest, and she’ll be 21 in a week. My dr has tried to switch me to different antidepressants over the years, but Prozac works the best. There are days where I just think I just don’t want to be alive anymore. I have no female friends, I have a wonderful husband, and we own a successful business here in southern Ontario (Mississauga). He sees how “sad and withdrawn’ I am, but he just doesn’t know what to do, most days I just want him to leave me alone. I just feel so alone in this.

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Feb 11

Hello. I’m new here also and my symptoms sound just like yours. I’ll be 50 in July. The depression, no motivation, the joint pain and fatigue are terrible. The anxiety is crippling at times. I feel lost, like I’ve lost myself and my way in life. I’ve been married 31 years Our last child is about to marry and move out.. feels like the time I should really be enjoying life and it’s absolutely hellish. My husband is wonderful and like yours is at a loss of what to do. It seems like every woman around me is either breezing through this time or doesn’t want to discuss it with any realness. I take 1.5 mg of estradiol a day , not sure if it’s not enough, my dr. will not up my dosage. I’ve tried so many antidepressants and none have helped. I’m open to any suggestions (: sorry I cannot offer help but I can identify with what you’re going through and I feel for you more than I can express. When you’re in it you KNOW the misery others are suffering through.

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Feb 14

I am 51 yrs old now and this is my first year having full menopause. I did not get my period at all in 2018. I get night sweats and hot flashes more often but no mood swings.

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Feb 14

I have PTSD also get less sleep and i am sad more often. I handle night sweats plus hot flashes by wearing light night clothes and dressing during the day by just by feeling outside. Today it is very cold so I wear just jeans T shirt and my winter coat. I found out that when it is warm or too hot outside that having menopause feels too hot

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