Well, well, well!!! I've never heard of that!! But..... I had my tubes tied when I was about 30. I have all of those symptoms AND I had early menapause!! (not the ep. pregnancy either) I'm 51 and I've been pretty much done having my period for about a year now. I started perimenapause when I was about 35. VERY VERY interesting!!!! I was never told anything about PTS (of course that was about 21 years ago). My sister went into total menapause (with no warning at about 35 yrs old and my mom started menapause when she was about 42). I always attributed my early mena. to a heriditary thing. This puts a whole new light on things.
Did the article say anything about treatment?? Perhaps the treatment would be the same whether you have FMS or PTS or... perhaps the PTS is a cause for FMS??
REALLY interesting, Danielle. Glad you shared it with us.. Sorry you were crying ** moping up your tears ** But isn't it strange how we find this things out ourselves and the doctors never mention it. Please be sure to let us know what the Gyno says after your appt.
Hugs and happieness ( go out an enjoy this beautiful day!! )
Post Edited (SleepyBug) : 3/17/2009 8:46:14 AM (GMT-6)
Let me know what the GYN says. I had my tubes tied 15 years ago...so I'm curious too. Hows your non smoking? I have cut wayyyyyy back but still have not quit I will try gian this weekend when I dont have to deal with the crazy people at work LOL
Wow Danielle that is interesting!
I have not had my tubes tied, but went into perimenopause at age 38 and menopause at 40! Way too young in my book! And it was the menopause from H _ _ _. The only thing that worked was going on HRT. Battled 30 or more hot flashes a day and I was miserable. I finally did something about it around 44yrs and it was like night and day once I started the pills. Now I am on a very low dose of estrogen and will try to wean off sometime next year. How you mentioned hormones and fibro- I think it plays some part in it too, just don't know how much?
Good luck with your Dr.'s appt, and let us know what happens.
I took HRT for about 4 or 5 yrs .. I developed a blood clot in my leg (because I smoke).. I wound up having surgery because it was so bad! As I said before, perimenapause kicked in when I was about 35 and I started taking the HRT at 41, till I was 45 or 46. Had the surgery at 46 and was taken off HRT right around the same time.
Everyone is different when it comes to menapause, but mine lasted for almost 15 years!! ACCCK!! I still get alot of hot flashes, but everything else has calmed down. I attribute alot of my mood swings to fibro now, mostly the frustration of not being able to do things like I used to and fatigue, depression from being ill and anxiety.
I've always kinda wondered about Fibro and hormones, I think there's a definate connection, but I'm not a doctor so what the heck do I know (Oh yeah, that's right.. they don't seem to know a whole lot about Fibro either.. LOL)
Early menapause or perimenapause symptoms can start very early.. so don't be surprised that's what's happening. When you go to the Gyno ask for the blood test to evaluate the possibility.
I really hope you get some answers, I know how frustrating this must be for you.