Just stopping by to roll my eyes at the doctor who said it couldn’t be perimenopause because of the lack of hot flashes.

I haven’t gotten any of them yet, but have gotten weight gain (annoying, my doctor insists it will all come back off when I finally reach “meno-stop”) and cognitive issues (fish oil helps, by the way).

She said if I hadn’t already been on the pill, she would put me on it; it’s now the go to treatment for perimenopause symptoms because it carries a lot less risk than traditional HRT. It’s possible that’s why I’m not getting hot flashes, but I’m no longer getting breakthrough bleeding every month, it’s more like every other month.

And yeah, it’s def. affecting my moods.

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