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For 5 months my cycle is irregular and heavy and by day 5/6 I have no appetite to eat for 3/4 days and have migraine type headache perimenopause poss!

For 5 months my cycle is irregular and heavy and by day 5/6 I have no appetite to eat for 3/4 days and have migraine type headache perimenopause poss!

Irergular periods: Irregular periods are one of the most common problems obgyns treat. If this is one time problem it usually resolves on its own. If this is a recurring problem you should be evaluated. There are many options available to help regulate the menstrual cycle. Schedule a visit. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Headache (Definition)

The medical term is cephalalgia. It is a feeling of pain that can occur on either both sides or just one side of the head or neck. Headaches can be sharp, dull, or throbbing, and can radiate to different areas of the head. They typically last less than an hour but can ...Read more


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Help plz! Can perimenopause give you a headache or make you feel as though you have a slight fever?

Help plz! Can perimenopause give you a headache or make you feel as though you have a slight fever?

Peri-menopause.: The simple answer is it may cause headaches. I would recommend that you see a gynecologist for advice and care. ...Read more

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Occassional low heart rate, tiredness, headaches - are these symptoms of perimenopause?

Occassional low heart rate, tiredness, headaches - are these symptoms of perimenopause?

Possibly: Many conditions can cause those symptoms. A doctor can order some tests to confirm perimenopause, and/or rule out other medical problems. ...Read more

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Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause symptoms for 3 months, having headaches, insomnia, night sweats, is 0.35 mcg of estrogen too much for me?

Taking ortho tri cyclen (ethinyl estradiol and norgestimate) for perimenopause symptoms for 3 months, having headaches, insomnia, night sweats, is 0.35 mcg of estrogen too much for me?

Doubtful: You could go down but consider that hormone fluctuations are the biggest cause of problems are yours are steady, did the problems worsen after starting the pill. That pill has that dose of estrogen for about 7 days. To you clinch your teeth at night? Do you have anxiety? You may need to treat this directly. Clonazepam 1-2 mg a couple of nights per week can be a lifesaver if ur sleep deprived. ...Read more

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What is perimenopause all about?

What is perimenopause all about?

Hormone balance: Basically, the ovary becomes dysfunctional past a certain age, which is why women are less fertile at 35 than they are at 25. Most hormones affect one another so that as we age, we become imbalanced. This can lead to the symptoms commonly referred to as perimenopause. They are treatable and reversible. While depression may be present, it almost never is the sole culprit of these symptoms. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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