I'm new, and not sure where to go
About a couple months back I started to feel really off, and at first I thought I was coming down with something, which I was, but I got over that. A few days after that I started to feel like I needed to see a doctor, which I did. My doctor first thought I might have had an infection so he sent me off to a gynecologist, and after doing some test informed me that I am in menopause. Other wise everything else came back a clean bill of health, it's always good to know that. I asked the doctor what are symptoms to be expecting, and she gave me quite a bit of information of what others have reported. I asked her how long does this last, and she told me up to a year.
My main problem is that I am extremely tired ALL the time. I've always had issues with insomina since I was a kid, but lately it has been really bad. The doctor told me about the hot flashes at night, which I have those, but what doesn't help is that my husband puts off a lot heat at night. Sometimes he puts out so much heat that it feels like my skin is burning when he comes into contact with me when we are sleeping. This in turns wakes me up, and I can't go back to sleep right away. Then a few hours later I will crash.
Then there are days, like today, that I would really love to bite someone's head off, and that I feel extremely on edge. I do pretty well in keeping those emotions in check, but once in a while they do slip out. I always warn my husband when I'm feeling that way, so he has a heads up, and leaves me alone during these periods, or knows why I'm a little more grumpy than normal.
I have taken suplements that are suppose to help with energy (my biggest issue), but they do nothing but cause me to be more tired and worn out.