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I'm pretty sure I have hypothyroidism but I am also perimenopausal. Same symptoms?
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Dr. Quang Nguyen
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
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In brief: Some overlap
Perimenopause typically starts around 45-50.
Some symptoms do overlap with hypothyroid symptoms such as forgetfulness, depression, low libido, vaginal dryness, irregular menstrual period (before complete stoppage), joint pain... Go get a blood test to see if you indeed have hypothyroid. If you do, treat that first.

In brief: Some overlap
Perimenopause typically starts around 45-50.
Some symptoms do overlap with hypothyroid symptoms such as forgetfulness, depression, low libido, vaginal dryness, irregular menstrual period (before complete stoppage), joint pain... Go get a blood test to see if you indeed have hypothyroid. If you do, treat that first.
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