Half of the Answer

I have to credit my aunt with telling me that my sweating could be the start of perimenopause. I’ve been dealing with sweat pouring down me to just a bit of physical activity working up a sweat since the summer. I looked it up online and in addition to the common symptom of sweating, nausea was also a symptom!

As luck would have it I had my annual appointment with my gynecologist and while she agreed that the sweating was definitely a sign of perimenopause, nausea was not a common symptom. She recommended an upper G.I. series which I have scheduled with my G.I. doc.

She suggested an over the counter supplement for my hot flashes and sure enough I haven’t had a hot flash since! It amazes me that as many doctors as I have seen, not one suggested perimenopause!

I wonder if they will find anything in my upper G.I. series. I am laying on the couch sick to my stomach with writing being very difficult. Sometimes I can read but most days I just have to lay down and hope to fall asleep.

I’m not sure how I feel about entering my perimenopausal years, except I know that they are going to be very annoying! I’m 46, I’m definitely in the right age bracket but I don’t feel 46, you know? In fact, I can’t even believe I’m writing about this topic!

Have you gone through perimenopause or menopause? What symptoms did you experience?

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About mamasick

Emily Cullen is a pen-name. I suffer from chronic illnesses and diseases which include Bipolar Disorder, Asthma, Diabetes and Fibromyalgia. I had battled Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis but there is no longer evidence of me having these diseases and my Rheumatologist has declared them to be "burnt out" of my system. I am separated from my husband, “Grant”. Our son, “Tyler” was born in September of 2006 and suffers from tics and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, and is delayed in fine and gross motor skills. In my blog I seek to let sick moms know that they are not the only ones going through this, and to educate people about what can happens when one becomes catastrophically ill. I also strive to break down stereotypes of what a “Welfare Mom” is like. Anything that I have gone through due to being sick, is written on the pages of Mama Sick.
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