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Puterlady48December 11, 2001

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!!!

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Hi Puterlady! Welcome. I too started low dose birth control pills five years ago (I was 43). I had been suffering from terrible PMS and was entering into my second marriage and chose it for birth control. Three months after being on the pill I had what I call an *awakening*. Life was wonderful without the ups and downs of hormonal nightmarish PMS. For me it was the best thing that could have happened. I too was told that the pill could usher me through perimenopause and menopause symtoms...time will tell. Keep us informed, and good luck.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2001 at 7:45AM
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I am 43 & started taking a low-dose pill several months ago for peri symptoms. It doesn't make everything go away, but definitely has helped.

    Bookmark   December 11, 2001 at 8:42AM
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I am 46 and took the pill Mircette for seven months for perimenopause systems. It did help at the beginning. Less anxietey, etc. After the 3rd month I kept developing what I thought were vaginal infections. Funny feeling in the uretha area. Went to GYN several times, she gave me Metrogel but when she did a test it came back negative for infection. She said that maybe I was dry in the vagina area and gave me Premarin to use 3 times a week. It helped. I also went off the pill and am feeling much better. Taking soy supplements instead.

    Bookmark   December 16, 2001 at 8:50AM
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