I have been staining very frequently.
Periods have been erratic.
PMS had gotten worse.
I have been extremely, extremely, extremely shitty a week before the period arrives.
I have severely, crazy mood swings.
I cannot sleep for 2 weeks before the periods come.
Periods have extended to almost 2 weeks.
The hormonal migraine which I had only experienced when I first had my period 30 years ago and when I was on extensive hormones when I was pregnant with Joel had become a constant companion EVERY MONTH! And the migraines can last for 2 weeks when in fact I had been VERY obedient with my diet and lifestyle where salicylates are concerned.
I have hot flushes and would be drenched in an air-con room where everybody is shivering.
I have had to go to the toilet almost after every meal. The bowels have been very sensitive and disruptive even on a salicylate-free diet.
So when the results from the gynacologist arrived and when I saw 'PRE-MENOPAUSE' in bold, I wasn't really surprised.
But I'm only 35.
And I am a person who has Idiopathic Anaphylaxis, who is salicylate sensitive and who has not taken synthetic stuff for almost 4 years now.
I wonder what will happen if the day arises where I will need hormone replacement therapy...
If you are in the same boat as I am in, do share your survival tips with me!