how many years?
hello to all,
just been reading through the posts and realised just how many women on here have been suffering with all sorts of different symptoms for 5 or more years. Is it just me, or does anyone else think its criminal that we have to put up with this. Hormones make us who we are, without them we wouldn't function and this is a fact, basic biology. So, why do so many of us have to go looking for cures without the help of doctors. I know I'm not the only one on this forum who has gone back and forward to different GPs, only to be told; "its menopause, I can give you HRT", or,"its not hormonal, I can give you anti depressants", and worst of all, "I don't know whats causing that". I live in the UK and I have yet to find a menopause specialist. Does anyone know if such a person exists here? I still believe that if men suffered like this someone would have found a cure and I say this in all seriousness. I have had symptoms of different sorts for the past 9 years. They have steadily got worse in the past 21/2 years. They have impacted on my life and, at times, my relationship with my husband. The uncertainty of not knowing when, or even if, I will feel normal again makes me scared and angry and depressed. Thanks for letting me get this off my chest. Be well.