Is this temporary or is my life effectively over?
I am 51 years old and I havenÃ¯Â¿Â½t had a period for 4 months. I canÃ¯Â¿Â½t sleep without sleeping tablets and I use pain killers that are too strong, too frequently. Every night I am exhusted by dinner time. My leisure activities mostly consist of falling asleep on the lounge. I still have so much I want to do with my life and I think I just have to accept that my dreams are just that, dreams. I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t know how I can achieve anything in my current state. The days turn into weeks, the weeks into months and I get gradually less as a person.
I have a wonderful husband and 2 beautiful boys who are still quite young and deserve more of my energy. I have great friends and I try to keep myself engaged with hobbies and exercise but I have to really push myself and I donÃ¯Â¿Â½t do it nearly enough.
I am taking thyroxin. It has helped a little but not as much as I had hoped. I have spoken to 2 different GPs who didnÃ¯Â¿Â½t have any other ideas.
I am not depressed. I know what depression feels like and this isn't it, although obviously I am not particularly happy at the moment!
Does anyone out there have any ideas on what I can do? Is this temporary? Will I ever get my drive and energy back? I feel like my life is over.