I get hot flashes for the week leading up to my period and throughout my period. I also have extreme emotions, cramps, and severe headaches during the same weeks. My gyno has done a ton of tests all of which have come back within normal range whatever that means. He is especially perplexed by the hot flashes. They are hell! I wake 6-8 times a night for two weeks a month having to change my t-shirt. I have started keeping a stake by my bed. The hot flashes used to happen all month but I changed to a differant birth control pill now its just the two weeks. This is seriously effecting every part of my life. I am begin to loss hope haveing this issue and then also having fibro and the constant pain that comes with that. I havent found a treatment for the fibro & pain that works yet. I also have PTSD, depression, and anxiety which are being treated as well as they can be right now. I mean you stay depressed no matter the treatment when you have so many other issues. My anxiety and panic attacks are being managed with xanax. I am 31 and feel 70! My life hardly seems worth living and if I didnt have to keep on for my boys I think I would have given up by now. ANY advice or words of encouragement are welcome. Thanks,J
geee... that sound ust like meno pause. i know suffering from multiple things sucks. if your doctor is not helping you... you may need a different one. it really sounds like menopause.also check the side effects of your meds. you will be in my prayers. this too shall pass. keep your head up. also google your symptoms. thats what i do alot. and try to find remedies. it helps.
Hi back 4 help,
I am glad you are reaching out for help instead of giving up. I am sorry you are feeling so bad. I too am very frustrated right now as I am also going through alot, Cancer, Fybromyalgia, PTSD and Major Depresive Disorder, Chronic pain and vomiting, etc.. You are not alone in this fight of life. I take many meds and the ones I take for the psych issues are Paxil 40mg and Ativan 2mg, they have been a God send for me. I also tried everything and got frustrated but now have these two meds that are helping some. I am 42 and feel 70 also so don't feel alone. I have had a Hysterectomy for Cancer the first time and went through the hot flashes, they really were bad but I also found out my thyroid function was low you may want to have the doctor check yours too just in case. Have you tried a different form of birth control? Maybe the pill has to many side effects for you.
You may just be very sensitive to it. I also tried a drug called Estrace when I had the Hysterectomy and it helped for the hot flashes but I had to come off all hormonal treatments because I have a blood clotting disorder and I was throwing blood clots all the time. Something has to be off that your doctor is missing for you to be this bad, probably some kind of imbalance that needs to be corrected. I will be thinking of you and if you don't mind I will also say a prayer for you it can't hurt. I wish you the best of luck in your fight to find out what is wrong. Please don't give up, you have the children but you also have yourself. You may not think so now but you are worth something. I didn't think so either until I found a very special man - my husband of six years. Please feel free to read my info that I posted and you will see I have been there. Please hun don't give up keep fighting. You are so young my dear there is a life out there for you somewhere, keep searching. You also have a guardian angel up there call on it if you need to. I do it all the time. I lost my daughter when she was only three days old because she was a premie and I consider her my guardian angel. Do you have a pet? I have two cats and sometimes I even talk to them, sometimes that helps, believe it or not, they don't talk back and put you down just give you unconditional love and it sounds like that's what you need right now. I wish I could come to you and give you a big hug and tell you it will be o.k.. Before I take up all your time reading this I will close for now. I will be thinking of you tonight. Please remember you do matter, o.k.. Hang in there and write again if you need to I am always near by the computer and checking this site so I will write back again if you would like. Hope this helped some. marjorie zych
I have really bad periods myself and was on yaz it helped alot i had ptsd too, it worked really well my periods so bad i cant get out bed they have been that way since i had them iam now 24 and still last for 10 days or more but when i was on birthcontrol it helped alot i dont take it anymore just deal with it pills arent answer to everything sometimes you just have to take it day by day deal with ups and downs ,
i would get off xanx i was on it for four years and iam battling to recover i had panic attacks and anxiety my doc didnt tell me how bad withdrawls would be he got fired giving out to many narcotics and moved to diff state i was so upset but i did two wk detox happy iam off them but its so draining feel so alone just cant wait wake up feel happy agian good luck and get off them before your forced to like me actually since i have been off them i havent had any panic attacks used to have them everytime i went out but none its amazing what that pill does to you makes you so paranoid and depressed seems like it helps but it doesnt make sure you talk to your doctor 1st though i did it to quick .
back 4 help you may be experiencing what is called perimenopause which is when your body is preparing to begin menopause. This can happen years before you actually can start seeing changes in your hormonal blood work. I started with hot flashes etc when I was 33. I am now 57 and finished with my period at 45. All my estrogen was gone. It sounds to me like you may need more that xanax to deal with your depression and anxiety. Your doctor should try an antidepressant and possibly something for your pain. It took me 4 years to find out that I had fibromyalgia, myofascial neuralgia, and osteoarthritis. My original bone scan came back that I also have osteoporosis. It took another two years of changing meds and such till I could get up and function. My doctor let me do most of the research. The Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic websites helped me.
Check out University hospital websites and try to figure some things out yourself. It made me feel better and understand my illnesses. I would print out appropriate material and go over it with my doctor. Besides it gives you something to do for you to understand what is going on in your body. It may be more than one problem. My Daughter has PMDD you might check what it says about that too. Good luck and always try to know more than your doctor.
back 4 help you may be experiencing what is called perimenopause which is when your body is preparing to begin menopause. This can happen years before you actually can start seeing changes in your hormonal bloodwork. I started with hot flashes etc when I was 33. I am now 57 and finished with my period at 45. All my estrogen was gone. It sounds to me like you may need more that xanax to deal with your depression and anxiety. Your doctor should try an antidepressant and possibly something for your pain. It took me 4 years to find out that I had fibromyalgia, myofascial neuralgia, and osteoarthritis. My original bone scan came back that I also have osteoporosis. It took another two years of changing meds and such till I could get up and function. My doctor let me do most of the research. The Mayo Clinic and Cleveland Clinic websites helped me. Check out University hospital websites and try to figure some things out yourself. It made me feel better and understand my illnesses.
I would print out appropriate material and go over it with my doctor. Besides it gives you something to do for you to understand what is going on in your body. It may be more than one problem. My Daughter has PMDD you might check what it says about that too. Good luck and always try to know more than your doctor.
back 4 help,
I don't know if this will help or not but it's some place you haven't looked yet.
A good friend of mine thought she was having hot flashes she would get soaking wet, makeup running down her face. She mentioned it to her psych doc and she said those arn't hot flashes you are having panic attacks. You might ask your psych doc if that could be a possibility and why it would happen for just those two weeks. Just a thought. I hope you figure it out.
I am 34 and I have hot flashes on occasion (no particular time or amount though) and at least three or four times a week I wake up soaking wet and freezing because my sheets are wet too. My gyn tested me about two years ago for perimenapause but it was negative. I am on Effexor XR and Welbutrin SR and I'm pretty convinced it's a side effect of one or maybe both since I didn't have this problem before. As far as issues at time of your period, have you ever heard of Mirena? It's an IUC (inter uteran contraceptive). I am on my second one and I haven't had a period in 8 years (this varies depending on the person, but usually the periods are reduced to spotting at least). It has helped reduce my migraines (I used to have them pretty much all through my period) to practically nothing. It has also helped with my "PMS" type symptoms.
I don't get as moody as I used to and I never cramp! And, the best part, you can take antibiotics, etc without worrying about the birth control failing. It's a God's send for me. It can be a little expensive and some insurance won't pay for it. I work for a Catholic hospital so their insurance refuses to pay for any birthcontrol what so ever. My last one cost $750 to have put in. It sounds like a lot, but if you count up how much you pay for pills each month along with feminine supplies and possible meds for cramps/mood swings for 5 years it will definitely pay for itself. Of course different people react differently so you might want to talk to you doctor and do some research.
Hope you figure out what's wrong. If you do, please keep me posted. I'd like to know so I can discuss it with my doctor.
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