A couple of things I forgot to mention. I have noticed I am getting more coarse facial hair as well some gray some black. I have mood swings like you wouldn't believe, and Patients, what is that? I have none. I seem to get better once I am through my mid cycle but still grouchy and will cry at the drop of a hat! After my last episode of spotting my breast became tender as they do each month sometimes 2 weeks before my period. I will see my Dr. on Thurs. for a check up I did speak to him he still feels its due to peri, what do you think,
Thank you for your
At age 44, the most common cause of your symptoms is perimenopause. However, your doctor can be certain by getting some blood tests. FSH is usually increase as menopause nears. Estradiol levels are also useful. He/she can also test for testosterone or other androgen hormones to see if they are elevated. That would tell if the course hairs are due to too high a hormone level. You can also discuss treatment with him/her. That will probably help to keep your mood even.
Machelle M. Seibel, MD
Thank you so much. I really believed this to be true. I will definitely have the Dr. run the appropriate tests. If for instance, the tests prove to be hormonal are the treatments safe. No harsh side effects like cancer causing as most drugs seem to cause. Will drugs make the hair go away? I appreciate any imput and the fast response. Thanks again,