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is this menopause?

Posted In: Menopause 9 Replies
  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 1, 2007
  • 01:59 AM

I am 49 and have not menstuated for 1 year. Doc says that means I am post-menopausal. My concern is that I have never had a hot flash, night sweats, or the spotting or irregular periods that others report. It just stopped. Weight gain is usual, but I have lost 15 pounds this year. My muscles are wasting. Hair all over my body is thinning. Could I have some condition other that menopause?

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  • Yes, you could have thyroid disease and that can cause all those symptoms.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 2, 2007
    • 03:36 AM
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  • Definitely Thyroid sounds like underactive but you will need to go and have some blood taken and make sure they do the full thyroid testing not just for underactive.My family has generational thyroid disease, covering overactive, underactive and goiter your symptoms are recognisable and you need to get tested asap as it can be dangerous to let this condition progress without treatment.
    memyselfandI 1 Replies
    • November 11, 2007
    • 11:49 PM
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  • Sounds more like hyperthyroidism due to the weightloss, but the general hair loss leaves me thinking something else is going on. Maybe hypopituitarism or something else with your pituitary gland or adrenals. Kiera
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2007
    • 11:54 AM
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  • hi. my 1st thuoght was hyperthyriodism. i lost my hair until i almost did'nt have any. i threw up for 7 months by time i went to the hospital where i live i looked like a bag of bones. i finally left after 9 days because no one could figure it out, (dumb a--es). my family took me to university of madison, they said i had 2 hrs to live if they didn 't figure it out. well,needless to say a 3rd yr med student diagnosed me. i was in a-fib, which my family dr said was anxiety. i do know they had to do cpr on me but i don't remember. my husband told me that. but there is more to that but my 3mth old grandson wants his granny to spend some time with him. i hope you find out what it is. good luck---------klschup
    klschup 42 Replies
    • January 28, 2008
    • 04:45 PM
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  • It mat be due to hyperthyroidism but not due to menopause as you are not experiencing hot flashes,night sweats ,spotting and irregular periods.Better consult a very good doctor .Hair loss may also be due to hyperthyroidism..Don't worry.Every thing will be fine....
    siennamax 1 Replies
    • February 8, 2008
    • 07:12 AM
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  • If I wouldn't have gone thru menopause I might say that could be it but I don't know what it is to go thru a normal menopause. 3 years ago I was so sick with the same symptoms and spent a total of 30 days in the hospital. I had hyperthyroidism, graves disease, throwing up, anorexic, Couldn't eat, my sarcoidosis was rearing it's ugly head. My calcium levels were out of this world. Most of my blood work was really all over the place. The drs. were so confused. As with every dr I have they all say I'm very atypical then anyone else. I have one thing after the other--too long to mention. But anyway I am still sick. Can't work and haven't in 3 years. When my 3-4 month grandson comes over I have to have a babysitter to babysit me. I just fall for no reason. I walk into things and don't have any control over it. I can't remember crap. If I drive, I end up god knows where. I get lost all the time. Thank God for cell phones or I would still be driving.-------------klschup:o
    klschup 42 Replies
    • February 17, 2008
    • 06:12 AM
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  • These symptoms might be also due to hyper thyroidism .But your doctor is saying you are post menopausal.It needs hard thinking.Better consult a very good gynacoligist.
    sierratata 1 Replies
    • February 27, 2008
    • 05:25 AM
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  • Well I think you should discuss with your Dr. or any other doctor….Take Care!!!----------
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  • Not all women have hot flashes when going thru menopause; but, true it is more common to have weight gain vs. loss, and hormones usually don't stop abruptly. Any sonogram to assure that uterus lining ok and not still in there, but not falling off? By 49 you will be anovulatory and therefore having ceased to make progesterone as a counter to estrogen. High estrogen (made by your own fat cells) can prevent hot flashes. Weight loss can be due to myriad of things including excess thyroid--also less common than the opposite. Try and work with doctor who can connect all of your symptoms and evaluate. Sonogram is in order if not done already and ok.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2008
    • 07:32 AM
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