I know this is for menopause but I dont seem to find any area for PRE menopause. My cycle is driving me nuts!!!!! It must be winding back as Im imagining that Im getting to the end of my egg supply.
In the week before the bleed I swell up like Im 9 months pregnant, my boobs grow to the size and weight of newly breastfeeding boobs. I get flu like symptoms aching body, raw skin feeling, fever, blinding headache, sore throat and incredible tiredness. This has started to occur when I ovulate now as I feel sharp knifelike twinges when the egg is released bizarre feeling!
Then the bleeding begins and its like clear blood stained foamy mucous or sometimes dry and crumbly???? and the pains my god it is like labour pain (I have actually used some of the pain relief methods that I learnt when I was having my daughter) the lower back pains are incredible I feel like Im going to faint throw up or both. Then there is the mood swings and the anxiety I get so anxious and cautious its horrible!!!!.
Then there is the first bleed day toilet runs I have to go to the toilet to empty my bowels anywhere from 5 to 7 times in that day.
After this awful sequence it kind of settles into the cycle I know light bleeding and some cramps. for on average 3-5 days.
Thats my life now 2 weeks where I feel reasonable and then 2 weeks where it starts getting progressively worse till the dreaded week before.
I went to the Dr who told me oh yes those symptoms are quite common for women your age (35 - 45) theres nothing we can do about it Im afraid just part of the process!!!!!!!
just part of the process?????? are they nuts!!!!!!! does this seriously happen to every women?????
please enlighten me as I feel very alone on this one at the moment.