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Month-long Pms Help!

Posted In: Menopause 8 Replies
  • Posted By: 49forever
  • July 2, 2008
  • 01:45 PM

Hi ladies, I'm new here.

I'm in perimenopause. My breasts have been swollen and sore for FOUR WEEKS, then I bled and they didn't get better. This is the first time in 49 years I've ever had this happen.

What can I do!?!

It's like my body is stuck in first gear and I can't shift!!!!!!!!!! :eek:

Any advise will have me in your debt!

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  • At 49 your reproductive window has closed due to ceasing to ovulate. Ovulation normally accompanies the hormone progesterone produced on the ovary where the egg comes out. No ovulation, no progesterone, but will still generally make estrogen--from fat cells. This causes an imbalance in estrogen to progesterone. Estrogen is a growth factor and why we grow breast, have soft bodies and curves. It also makes the uterus grow; the lining is where the period comes from and it stimulates growth of breast cells and fluid retention which can be several days. When cycling this occurred just the week before the period along with other PMS symptoms. When we stop ovulating all of the symptoms of PMS can last all month. Mood swings, irritability, weight gain, fluid retention, breast discomfort, insomnia, headaches. This is the 40 year old collection of symptoms that unfortunately are not recognized as a progesterone deficiency and replaced. Instead women are given prozac, ambien, Imitrex, etc., and hysterectomies due to heavy periods. Modern medicine!
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • August 23, 2008
    • 07:47 AM
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  • Hello, my name is amanda. Im 20 right now, ever since i started puberty, my periods were irregular, i past tiny clots, found that it was normal and the doctor said i was fine inside. The only thing then was that my periods would go on for almost the whole year, and i would stop for a bit in the summer. Untill i first had sex it changed it started to stop more often, then when i found out birthcontroll can regulate my period, i then started. My period now seems like it should be like any other period, NORMAL. Im wondering if maybe because my mom once had the problem of having her period twice a year. I was the opposite of her. Was there any problem in the first place?
    Janeoo0 1 Replies Flag this Response
  • Sex therapists say tha low libido becomes a problem that should be addressed only when it is perceived as a problem. "It's usually only in the framework of a relationship that it becomes an issue" Dr. Zussman says. "It's when there is a discrepancy in desire between the person and partner, or when people feel there's something wrong with them because they have a low level of desire."Everyone experiences peaks and valleys in sexual desire, an ebb and flow in libido that could be caused by any of a variety of factors. Occasionally, a hormonal imbalance or prescription drug will sap sex drive. And, of course, there's a difference between sexual drive and sexual function :D
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi ladies, I'm new here. I'm in perimenopause. My breasts have been swollen and sore for FOUR WEEKS, then I bled and they didn't get better. This is the first time in 49 years I've ever had this happen. What can I do!?! It's like my body is stuck in first gear and I can't shift!!!!!!!!!! :eek: Any advise will have me in your debt! The plan in the book PMT-Reversing the Curse from www.pms-pmtaction.com is excellent and works tremendously. The plan works to balance the whole body and female hormonal system - so works for menopause symptoms as well as PMS - It is well worth a try and I can guarantee it will definitely help if you follow it. Do let everyone know if you try it. Its about time there was an answer for women - too many of us have to suffer chronic symptoms neadlessly every month All the best to you
    KateKanute 2 Replies
    • November 11, 2010
    • 11:43 AM
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  • The only safest thing that I can advice you is to have a thorough check up with your gyne and tell ALL your feelings. They can guide you best on what to do since they know your history and knows what your body may respond to.
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hello, my name is amanda. Im 20 right now, ever since i started puberty, my periods were irregular, i past tiny clots, found that it was normal and the doctor said i was fine inside. The only thing then was that my periods would go on for almost the whole year, and i would stop for a bit in the summer. Untill i first had sex it changed it started to stop more often, then when i found out birthcontroll can regulate my periodIn my case I was having pains in those initial years. Doctor gave me the same suggestions that after regular sexual life it will stop slowly. And it happened so..
    palmahy93 4 Replies Flag this Response
  • Hi ladies, I'm new here. I'm in perimenopause. My breasts have been swollen and sore for FOUR WEEKS, then I bled and they didn't get better. This is the first time in 49 years I've ever had this happen. What can I do!?! It's like my body is stuck in first gear and I can't shift!!!!!!!!!! :eek: Any advise will have me in your debt! What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause: Balance Your Hormones and Your Life From Thirty to Fifty by John Lee. You can find this book in amazonhttp://www.amazon.com/What-Your-Doctor-About-Premenopause/dp/0446673803/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1308119692&sr=8-1
    simonf_71 6 Replies Flag this Response
  • Some ingredients in menopausal treatments can be a bit too strong specially when you are experiencing various symptoms at the same time. Better browse through the web for reviews of treatments so you can be guided.
    dale91 143 Replies Flag this Response
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