Sunday, 24 May 2015

Fibromyalgia and Menopause

I will be 50 in December and I think I may be perimenopausal. 

I am all over the place with my monthlies and my head. 

What I didn't know was a lot of Fibromyalgia symptoms are the same as the symptoms of the Menopause hey who knew!

So recently I started to wean myself off my Amytriptiline as I was really scared of the onset of dementia. I did a post here.

What must of been happening was the doubling up of symptoms..........well I hope so anyway. I am now down to 1 tablet from 3 with the meds and I must say I feel a lot sharper than before. I even did the countdown numbers quicker than the contestants and had a few 7 letter words unheard of in recent months!

I was looking for relief of the menopause symptoms when I came across the ladycare magnet thing here.
They had this list :-

24 menopause symptoms

LadyCare has been shown to help relieve the following 24 symptoms of menopause:
  • Hot flushes
  • Heart palpitations (feeling your heart racing)
  • Irritability
  • Mood swings
  • Sudden tears
  • Loss of libido, sex drive
  • Anxiety
  • Fatigue
  • Feelings of doom and dread
  • Vaginal dryness
  • Painful intercourse
  • Inability to concentrate
  • Trouble sleeping
  • Urinary incontinence upon sneezing or laughing
  • Itchy, crawly skin
  • Sudden weight gain
  • Hair loss
  • Stomach problems: indigestion and gas
  • Painful and sore muscles, tendons and joints
  • Breast soreness, tenderness
  • Irregular vaginal bleeding
  • Disturbing lapses of memory
  • Increased muscle tension
  • Bladder infections
As you can see there are a lot that cross over so perhaps they were just making bad things worse. I will continue to wean myself off the meds and see how I go memory wise and I may even give the magnet a try for the rest.

Anyone else been through or going through this notice the same?

Thanks for reading (If you did):0)