HRT Will it help?
Hi everyone, my first post on here. I am 49 years old and I am quite sure that I am either pre menopausal or going through the menopause. Been in a bit of denial for a while.
Last year my periods stopped for a bit, then they started again, after I had a smear (dont know if this had anything to do with it) my periods become really heavy and I felt wiped out and had stomach cramps. I could deal with this at the time as awful as it was.
The problem is now, that my last period just doesnt want to stop. For 3 weeks I have been wearing a sanitary Towel as I am having bleeding all the time, not a lot, just a bit. It can be Bright red then sometimes brown. I have been feeling very dizzy, grumpy, and extremely tired, I also have a dull ache in my bloated belly, and very bad lower back ache. I gave up alcohol last year, and was expecting to feel amazing for it, I have also put on about 2 stone. I exercise regularly and eat healthily (although tonight I was so fed up that I ate 2 Danish pastries).
I am coming off sertraline very slowly and this is being monitored by the doctor. I was just wondering if anyone else is experiencing these problems. Oh I also have heart palpitations, and have suffered with anxiety in the past, but was feeling better until now. I really feel that I want to come off anti depressants and maybe try HRT. My mother says its amazing. If anyone has any advise I will be extremely grateful. Jane x