sorry guys - but what does perimenopausal mean?

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Steely, Nov 10, 2008.

  1. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    So...........
    I am so freaking hot all of the sudden........like sweating burning up hot. Today at work, I thought I was just going to die. Granted it was muggy outside, and I had a long sleeved shirt on - but still - it was an intense heat - like I am gonna rip this shirt right off of my body heat.

    And I am beyond depressed as mentioned in my other post - in a way I have not previously been. Then again, this year has been hades in terms of "events of distress".

    So how do you know when you are entering menopause?
    I am 41, it seems a bit early.
     
  2. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Well since you asked, I googled it and apparently, it is what I am....

     
  3. Jena

    Jena New Member

    oh no!! Did you check your temperature?? Are you sick i'm hoping?? LOL

    My Mom started menopause at 44. Those are the signs, that and irritability and sleeplessness.

    How are you feeling besides that? Have you had it more than just today?
     
  4. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    PS If it's any consolation (which it probably isn't), I'm not enjoying it either.
     
  5. Jena

    Jena New Member

    I forgot to add im perimenopausal said my dr. yea, yea, yea!! He said the hottness I often feel during the night or during day suddenly. also there has been a definite change in my cycle as well and i'm nasty :)
     
  6. Andy

    Andy Active Member

    But Jennifer, Sleeplessness comes with motherhood and irratibility comes with sleeplessness. Does that mean we all started when we became mothers and it worsened as our kids became older teenagers out every night? :alien:

    Nasty - I am so glad that is a symptom. I thought it was just me. Good to know I can't help it. :anxious:
     
  7. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    It started at age 43 and my main symptom was seeking the frozen food section in the grocery store in order to cool down.
     
  8. klmno

    klmno Active Member

    Rofl, srl!!!
     
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    From reading the definition that klmno has so kindly provided, it looks like I am also a member of the Perimenopausal Princesses!
     
  10. Ropefree

    Ropefree Banned

    To me paramenapausal means the happy horizons ahead but it can get messy.
    I always looked forward to hot flashes because typically I like the heat. For me and my fluctuating horomones, however, there was this one man I was not even involved with who gave me hot flashes...swollen breasts...and it was not cute. Just pass him on the road..or (oh not) in a store.
    I would get all red, hot sweaty it was absolutely embarassing. Accept I never mentioned it to anyone....but honestly those were the only hot flashes I ever did get. And I am on the other side of that stage and that is the good news!
    For me it is so much better over here on the other side of the change. Sure my hair is grey and my I am practically invisible to men...but its smooth. No big
    dips during the month...no tense emotional...I'm thinking this is alot better than anyone let on to me.
     
  11. busywend

    busywend Well-Known Member Staff Member

    Count me in the club, too. My aunt went through it at 29. My sister at 39 - same thing for me. My mom says hers has been going on for years! LOL! We all came down with extreme anxiety. Mostly the inability to stop the brain from thinking thoughts that were ridiculous.

    Yes, Steely - you could be experiencing some things that are related to hormone fluctuations. It can make things a whole lot harder to deal with. You have my empathy.
     
  12. Jena

    Jena New Member

    Andy - Yes my Mom experienced the "nastiness" for a decade LOL!!!

    I am hoping I don't run that long. Taking a whole lot of vitmains also helps and herbal remedies to combat some of the symptoms.

    Being a woman is rough, no doubt!!! can you imagine a man experiencing these things birth, a month menstration, menopause wow!!! They spend their life in bed LOL

    My sleeplessness I think is atttributed to my anxiety levels at time. Yet being overheated quite often isn't.
     
  13. SRL

    SRL Active Member

    My doctor put me on low dose combination hormones to control bleeding and while it only helped that problem for a year or so, it did greatly relieve the other symptoms. Hot flashes, moodiness, skin outbreaks (yes, at 47 I have pimples again), etc were all diminished. I had to stop due to blood pressure otherwise I'd still be on them.

    I made plenty of negative comments through my adult life about the inconvenience of my body's hormones but now they're pulling out and heading south I sure do miss them.
     
  14. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    hmmmm..........interesting.
    can a dr diagnosis it?
    it is hard for me to assess, because i am always irritable, cranky, and sleepless:tongue:
    i have been feeling under the weather physically - but no fever - just burning up hot sometimes.
    gosh, maybe it started when i was 29 which could explain everything. lol.
     
  15. ML

    ML Guest

    I started perimenopause in my 30s. I know because of all the hormone tests I went though with infertility. I was (mostly) all out of eggs by 35.


    Now at 47 I'm finally post m but I still occasionally look for the freezer section too!
     
  16. ML

    ML Guest

    My heart goes out to you and everyone else who is hurting. This time of year approaching can also be little rough so I suggest we all be a little gentler on ourselves. Love, ML
     
  17. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Wow...........I just read up on it........and a light bulb went off. I think I have been experiencing this for awhile, but I did not realize it until this hot thing started happening which is more of a hallmark of pre-menopause. The other thing that has coincided with the heat is my skin feels like it is burning and dry which is I guess another symptom. Yesterday at work I was walking around literally just wanting to rip my shirt & skin, I felt so hot and miserable...........(I know, bad visual).

    I guess I should go to my gyn-dr...........geesh.
    The Symptoms of Peri-Menopause


    • Hot flashes, night sweats, coldness
    • Irregular periods that can be heavy, light, shorter or longer cycles
    • Difficulty sleeping either getting to sleep or staying asleep
    • Mood changes, anxiety, depression, irritability
    • Heart palpitations (if you experience any heart disturbances, always consult a physician)
    • Dry skin and/or hair loss
    • Loss of or decreased sexual desire
    • Vaginal dryness
    • Incontinence
     
  18. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    You uh....you wants a definition of perimenopausal?

    WHAT DID YOU ASK ME THAT FOR?????? UGH
    OH I am so so sorry (cry) I'm sorry I just don't know why
    DID YOU ASK ME SOMETHING???? UGH GET A DICTIONARY...
    OH I am so sorry that was just so mean, I don't mean to be ugly
    OMG IS IT HOT IN HERE OR DID YOU set UP OFFICE IN A FREAKIN OVEN
    .....I need a kleenex.....I don't.....even...know.....why I'm,,,,crying over dog food.....omg look, look at the air freshener...

    IF ONE MORE ILL MANNERED CHILD RUNS BY ME IN WALMART I AM STICKING MY FOOT OUT......WHOLEY COW IS IT HOT IN HERE OR IS IT JUST ME?

    ARE YOU LOOKING AT ME YOU HORRID HAG? DON"T you have something better to.....

    OMG THE HEAT IS LIKE I'M GOING TO SPONTANEOUSLY COMBUST....

    NO MORE BABIES?????? BABIES////OMG......bawls..........OMG
    if I had a baby it would cook like a turkey I am SO GOD AWFUL HOT.....

    ICE - I need ICE......
    OMG you have GOT to be kidding a period NOW? HERE....with white pants on? OH COME ON - NOTHING FOR MONTHS AND NOW??? NOW? REALLY??? GRRRRRRR.....
    I remember (sniff the time we went out in the snow with my BABY)

    PEOPLE WILL DIE BODIES WILL BE HIDDEN....
    OMG get me a kleenex........here comes the water works again -

    something like that.........but MUCH better. :tongue:
     
  19. Lothlorien

    Lothlorien Active Member Staff Member

    Love Star's definition. Thank you. You've summed it up perfectly!
     
  20. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    You (sniff) are (bawl) welcome (OMG I need to buy stock in Kimberly Clarke)

    OMG ICE...I NEED ICE.......
     
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