So That’s What Those Mood Swings Are About?

Posted by Connie on Thursday, January 15th, 2009 at 1:18 am and is filed under Chronic Illness, Health Information.
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I’m trying not to make this a rant so I’ll just write about my symptoms without much commentary. Boring, but better than reading me whine about it at the same time, trust me.

About December 27th I had a menstrual period after not having one for about 6 months. It caused the Myasthenia Gravis symptoms to go haywire and it lasted 7 days.

Then about January 6th, this all started again. Add to that, nausea, dizziness, weakness, extreme fatigue, cramps, headaches and worsening MG symptoms. So I made a visit to my Primary Doctor as this was continuing.

I got the news that I am most likely starting Menopause. When I asked if the chronic illnesses would be made worse by Menopause I was told no. I do remember that fluctuating hormones can worsen MG. And I remember having to stop using the birth control pill when I was first diagnosed.

So I am making an appointment with my Neurologist to get things under control and to get my questions answered.

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  1. Welcome to the club – 8 years and counting (est.) I have lupus and it’s said that the symptoms from that subside once it (Menopause) sets in. For these last few years, though, I have tracked a definite correlation with my hormone fluxs and flares- no matter what the research says… hormones do matter.

    Hang in there~

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    comment by maria — January 15, 2009 @ 2:34 am
  2. Having gone into menopause surgically at the age of 33, I can say that hormones DO affect chronic illness. I hope your doctor will be able to help you sort out what the best course of treatment for you will be.

    You remain in my thoughts and prayers!

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    comment by Maureen — January 15, 2009 @ 8:06 pm
  3. Maria, I don’t wanna be in this club (whine)! But what else is new? I think there’s probably not enough research on this type of thing since we’re “just women”. I didn’t say I wouldn’t vent in my comments, so sorry that you’re having to read this here LOL.

    comment by Connie — January 16, 2009 @ 8:42 pm
  4. I’m sure that my neuro will help me out, Maureen. I love my PCP but she can’t be a specialist in everything.

    comment by Connie — January 16, 2009 @ 8:43 pm
  5. Good that you’re going to see a specialist. Good luck!

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    comment by Prof S — January 18, 2009 @ 10:35 pm

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