Friday, March 28, 2014

Menopause

I saw my GP today because lately I have been bothered by night sweats so badly, but I thought it was a bit late in life for me to be in the menopause. Besides, I had a complete hysterectomy when I was in my late 30's because of a bad case of endometriosis. Things just did not add up. I also got hot flashes during the day if I was in a place that was not ventilated well enough and too crowded. 
 
My GP was a bit puzzled too and called the gynecologist and he explained that some tissue of the endometriosis is probably still in my body and that it is causing hormonal changes and making me now finally be in the menopause. There is not much that can be done about it, but because my hot flashes are so bad at night, the GP will consider giving me a hormone treatment. She will let me know her decision next week.
 
I wonder if the fact that I am now in the menopause is also the reason why I am having more emotional problems and why I am now having to use tranquilizers. I suppose that is anybody's guess.
 
Having the night sweats makes sleeping through the night impossible because the sheets and my pajamas get drenched. It is another reason why I get up for a while because I have to deal with the situation.
 
This is emotionally draining and I am going to bed early. I am tired of there always being something wrong.
 
 

1 comment:

VioletSky said...

Sometimes, it seems our bodies can be such bitches to us.