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Are you post menopausal?
I don't believe so. I never really went thru menopause.
Thanks. So, is your menstrual cycle regular and normal.
I haven't had one in awhile, for say about 2 and 1/2 yrs.
Ok. so you are likely to be menopausal already.
Absence of period for one year suggests menopause...
i guess so.
Have you been taking any hormones for the hot flashes?
i thought i would expereience a lot of other symptoms
i dont. I really never experienced many of them.
Hot flashes is one of the symptoms...
what are other symptoms
Some women also feel depressed after menopause...
and i only experienced about a handful of hot flashes
However, you should check your thyroid hormone level too, high level causes excess body heat..
ive dealt with depression my whole life
i was wondering if it had something to do with my thyroid
other than seeing a doctor, is there a way to get that checked
Yes, that's what I just said...your thyroid may be overactive...
Well, you have to check the blood thyroid hormone level and the thyroid gland through ultrasound..
would i be gaining weight due to that as well
Differs in every individual..some lose weight..
So, how is your weight lately?
Some women have found that alternative therapies have proved successful in reducing menopausal symptoms.
Yoga, acupuncture, reflexology have been tried by some with success.
ive gained about 10 pounds over the last year, which is so not like me, ive always been thin and if i ever needed to lose a few pounds, it was never hard, but this time i cant seem to lose any of it
This could be due to menopause because estrogen helps to maintain body weight.
i will try all of those
You should check your thyroid hormone as well..
all i got to say is getting old sucks lol
Lol....everyone has to go through that phase of life!
ok, i will do that as well
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