Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated yet again]

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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby C_Brown » Sun May 24, 2015 10:28 pm

What she is taking is a pill, just as a temporary measure. There are a lot of things GNC sells in the US that you can't get in Canada and I expect that would be one of them. My Androgel is a controlled substance up here and I have to sign some paper for it every time I buy some. I doubt she would like to use a cream there anyway, most everything irritates her down there and it took a while to find a lube that didn't bother her. The US border is closer than any of the doctors on that site but I really don't think we could afford out of pocket. DW just finished her Bachelor's degree and is halfway done her Master's, plus we have a daughter starting University in the fall and we just replaced the van so our debt level is already a lot higher than I'm comfortable with.

Assuming there is no cancer she is set on getting the IUD, and if that doesn't work I hope she will go for an ablation.
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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby ledgemoor » Mon May 25, 2015 7:59 am

I doubt she would like to use a cream there anyway

It doesn't go there :lol:. It goes on her inner thighs or belly.

Testosterone is tightly controlled here too. But progesterone is pretty benign -- it would be hard to abuse it. Wouldn't hurt to call and ask.
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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby C_Brown » Wed May 27, 2015 6:23 pm

LOL. Shows what I know.

I'll check on the cream.

Good news though. Her biopsy came back completely normal, no cancer. Yay!
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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby IM_a_Farmwife » Wed May 27, 2015 8:01 pm

Praise the Lord for that one!

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Postby ledgemoor » Thu May 28, 2015 3:12 am

Praise Him!!!

It was a real nightmare for us. So glad she, and you, don't have to go thru that.
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Postby mrme » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:17 am

My DW's period has been insanely crazy this past summer too. She will have it for about 2 weeks, then not have it for 2 weeks. She spoke with her doctor about it and premenopause never came up. My wife is only 39, is that possible it can happen that young?

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Postby SeekingChange » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:47 am

Yes it's possible to have it that young.
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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby ledgemoor » Mon Aug 24, 2015 3:57 pm

mrme wrote:My DW's period has been insanely crazy this past summer too. She will have it for about 2 weeks, then not have it for 2 weeks. She spoke with her doctor about it and premenopause never came up. My wife is only 39, is that possible it can happen that young?
Please see a bHRT specialist about this. DW had heavy and irregular periods for years before menopause. The doctor said it is possible if we had treated this in time she could have possibly avoided cancer. Maybe or maybe not on preventing cancer, but it is probable that her symptoms can be alleviated.
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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby InGodsGrace » Mon Aug 24, 2015 7:33 pm

Ledgemoor. Is there a correlation? I've been having crazy periods for years now. Some as long as 3-4 weeks, some light and last 3 says. And some heavyyyyy.

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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby C_Brown » Mon Aug 24, 2015 11:02 pm

Update on my DW, she had the IUD inserted two months ago and it's expected to take up to 3 months for it to take full effect. Her next period after that started when expected, it lasted longer but it was light and easy the whole time. She is a couple of days overdue for her next one, she said she felt a bit of cramping a couple days ago but since then nothing. Her hope is that this will eliminate her having periods altogether so it seems to be going in that direction.
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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby ledgemoor » Thu Aug 27, 2015 6:53 am

InGodsGrace wrote:Ledgemoor. Is there a correlation? I've been having crazy periods for years now. Some as long as 3-4 weeks, some light and last 3 says. And some heavyyyyy.

Absolutely.
http://www.m.webmd.com/a-to-z-guides/tc ... -your-risk
We learned that DW was in the "naturally high estrogen" category.

You can find a bHRT doctor at http://www.a4m.com. Click Directory.

If you don't go get it checked out professionally, go to GNC and get some progesterone cream. Select a brand that tells you how many mg per teaspoon you are getting. It can't hurt anything, and may help with the periods.

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Re: Worried about DW (perimenopause) [updated again]

Postby C_Brown » Mon Nov 09, 2015 6:34 pm

Well, she's had the IUD for about 4 months now. Her periods are only a bit less irregular than before (sometimes 2 weeks apart, sometimes her normal 24 days), but not as heavy. If anybody else is dealing with this I would say go for an ablation rather than an IUD. I hoped DW would but that was more invasive than she wanted and her OBGYN discouraged it.

Thanks all for the input.
So yes, I know that love is unconditional. But I also know that it can be unpredictable, unexpected, uncontrollable, unbearable and strangely easy to mistake for loathing -- Yvaine (in the movie Stardust)


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