Glad You're All Here!!
Hi. I'm new here and am so glad to have found this forum!! I just turned 48 and have been suffering from symptoms of perimenopause for awhile, but they've gotten worse in the last 6 months. After much research and discussion with my doctor, I am going to start taking a low-dose birth control pill (Mircette) when I start my next period. (I've been infertile for nearly 30 years and have not taken birth control pills.) My doc says taking the birth control pills will reduce or eliminate some of the symptoms I suffer from--night sweats, lack of concentration, short term memory loss, mood swings, heavy periods, spotting, etc.. I would love to hear from some of you who have been where I am--just share some of your experiences with me. There are times when I think I'm losing my mind. I'm anxious to get started on "the pill" and find out if it works.
Thanks for being here! I love the Internet!!!