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I am sorry to hear about these problems
These symptoms may be due to menopause, and you may start HRT right away if the symptoms are severe
Some of these symptoms could also be due to an increase in your thyroid hormone output, called hyperthyroidism
good , isnt it a bit early considering my mum entered menopause at 55?
Yes, it is early, but some women experience premature or early menopause
I have lost weight , but I wanted to lose weight really - about a stone maybe
I'm sorry, I am not sure what you are asking in your last reply, would you mind clarifying your question?
ok - im having more blood tests.Should I ask for TSH levels as well - what about cortisol? or is it definitely not due to stress with low oestrogen?
my last question was the abrupt cessation of my periods
Yes, you should ask for TSH levels
I doubt cortisol is the culprit
Ok thank you-
It usually does not occur this abruptly, but sometimes it can
but did you say I can start HRT straight away?
it wouldnt mask any other condition?
You can start HRT once other conditions have been ruled out
It would not mask any other condition
im being impatient i know - i just feel rotten
ok - thank you so possibly thyoid but probably menopause,could it have come early due to the last 4 years of stress?#
Stress is not a factor in early menopause
ok - seems really unusual
Yes, but it does occur, even in women under 40
ok well thank you for your time I guess i just need some HRT - im worried about my bone density , cardiac disease etc etc
You're very welcome
do you think with low oestrogen and FSH levels of 52 that woudl be my last period?
oh - and what is the low prolactin all about?
It is impossible to determine when your last period will be, but you are likely close to it
wow thats a shock - and the low prolactin?
That may be due to anterior pituitary dysfunction
hmm but the menopause thing is separate and this is a conicidence? its very odd since I was breastfeeding until September and still producing milk until january
could it all be pituitary dysfunction?
and if it is I guess it would be HRT anyways?
The anterior pituitary ma have been damaged after you gave birth, but it usually recovers with time
It could be anterior pituitary dysfunction, only more tests will help determine that
It may still require HRT
ok - thank you .If my anterior pituitary was damaged after I gave birth Id have thought that I wouldnt be able to breastfeed but I had a huge amount of milk and BF my twins until they were 4 years old.
its a mystery
Thank you for your time , I guess I just have to get my bloods done and see what happens from there
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Thank you - you've been very helpful
I'm happy I could help
Can you remove my question from public view I thought this was confidential