I can relate to your situation....my periods stopped for 2 years and I thought YEAH!!! Then mother nature decided to play a cruel joke and the periods came back with a vengence, only this time I had Bart to go along with them....so, anemia was a huge factor....I would bleed excessively for days, stop for about 4-5 days then start back up again....when it reached a time span of 3 days or less between bleeds, with major clotting, etc...I decided to go to my OB/GYN.....when I got there he told me I was one tough woman,and why the heck wasn't I in the ER!!! I was bleeding so heavily he was amazed I could even walk into the place......I had an ablation procedure done and that seemed to help for a while, but I wasn't being treated for Bart at the time, and the anemia continued to be a problem.....now, I am being treated for Bart, feeling much better, and my periods are somewhat regular and less heavy........just thought I would share with you so you know you are not alone.....there is help.....often it just takes a long time to get there........God Bless!
My period went from regular to stopping completely after getting lyme. I was 45 at the time. In fact, I thought all of my symptoms were due to menopause. I thought to myself, geez I don't how women get through this. Little did I know what was really down the road. I'd take menopause anyday.
when I first became sick my PCP said I was starting pre menopause. So of course I believed him..but I asked does pre menopuase begin with a 102 fever-chills-back and neck ache-leg cramps-worse headache I ever had??? Plus the terrible fatigue and night sweats. This all happened overnight. Oh yes he said it can do all those things and decided I needed HRT to fix me up plus some antidepressants.
As I continued to get sicker and more symptoms cropped up he then changed his mind to CFS. It is very hard to tell the night sweats of meno and of a co-infection. I would have sweats for months and then they would go away for months. When I went to see Dr. H he asked about the sweats/chills and I said I was still having them and he mentioned it could be menopause. I told him I hadn't had a period in over two years so they said it had to be a co-infection. I haven't had sweats in 5 months now after being on Malarone for 8 months.
I think many of the symptoms are confusing and I did have the blood work to show I was premenopause at the time which makes it much more difficult dealing with the Lyme. But now over two years after my last period I am still sick with the same symptoms I began with so..
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