Take a tour
invite your friends
- Select Menu -
Invite your friends
Menopause and the Pill
I am 47 and have been on the Pill since my 20's except when trying to concevoe or when pregnant. About 5 years ago I started to get night sweats and my OB gave me an FSH test and said I was apparently on the verge of menopause, although I was quite young.
Eventually the night sweats went away, but I continued to menstruate. Over the last 6 months, my periods have changed, become lighter and darker. I had my annual appointment a few months ago and asked my GYN if I might be approaching menopause.
She said that because I am on the Pill, I might continue to menstruate because of the hormones. Now I am thinking that I might have gone through menopause years ago and just didn't know it. She said the only way to really know is to go off the Pill, but since I use it for birth control, that might not be a great idea. She suggested that I stay on the Pill for another few years.
So is there no other way to know whether you've gone through menopause? I could have my husband get a vasectomy, I guess, but it seems crazy to do that if it isn't necessary.
Any other experienes out there?
Fri. Jun 22, 11:18am
Whoa, back up! Should you be on the Pill at 47? After 35 it confers higher risk of stroke and blood clots -- not something that I personally was willing to risk. Has your Dr. talked to you about this? Have you thought about an IUD rather than a surgical solution for you or your husband?
Friday, June 22, 2007, 11:21 AM
can't you go off of the pill and use an alternate form of birth control for that time? knowing would be more important to me than having sex. then, if you have gone through menopause, you don't need to go back on the pill , right?
here's a link to an article that sounds like your story.
Friday, June 22, 2007, 11:35 AM
I have no medical or family history that put me at risk for stroke or blood clots. In fact, after may husband and I decided that we were not going to have any more children, he was going to get a vasectomy. But my OB/GYN said there was no reason for me to go off the Pill and in fact there were some medical benefits to saying on it like reduced risk of cervical cancer.
Friday, June 22, 2007, 11:38 AM
Thanks for the link, 11:35
The article describes my situation exactly and also confirms what my GYN said about the benefits of staying on the Pill.
I could go to another form of birth control. My husband is willing to get a vasectomy or I could get an IUD. But again, it's a matter of what is least intrusive. Both seem extreme just to determine whether I have gone through menopause when I can just continue as I have. Of course there's always condoms... but that takes me way back.... not sure that I even want to go there... especially if I need to do it for a whole 12 months to be sure.
I know... I want my cake and eat it too!
Friday, June 22, 2007, 11:49 AM
< calendara href="https://goo.gl/zTxOOD">blank calendar
new year calendar
real printable calendar
calendar printable 2017
blank calendar 2017
2017 free calendar
all calendar 2017
useful calendar 2017
schedule 2017 calendar
2017 schedule calendar
schedule calendar 2017
blank calendar 2017-18
map of usa
map of usa
Tuesday, February 07, 2017, 12:22 PM
How To Lose Weight- The Basics
Weight Watchers Points System
The Fat Smash Diet
The Eat To Live Diet
The Beck Diet Solution
How To Get The Motivation To Lose Weight
How To Be Successful Using PEERtrainer
How To Burn Fat
Online Weight Loss Support- How It Works
Does Green Tea Help You Lose Weight?
Tips On Using PEERtrainer
Visit The PEERtrainer Community
Diet and Fitness Resources
Weight Watchers Meetings
Learning To Inspire Others: You Already Are
Writing Down Your Daily Workouts
Spending Money On A Personal Trainer?
How I Became A Marathon Runner
How To Prevent Injuries During Your Workout
Flu Season: Should You Take The Flu Shot?
Are You Really Ready To Start PEERtrainer?
Super Foods That Can Boost Your Energy
Reversing Disease Through Nutrition
New Diet and Fitness Articles:
Weight Watchers Points Plus
How To Adjust Your Body To Exercise
New: Weight Watchers Momentum Program
New: PEERtrainer Blog Archive
Review Of The New Weight Watchers Momentum Program
Weight Loss Motivation by Joshua Wayne:
Why Simple Goal Setting Is Not Enough
How To Delay Short Term Gratification
How To Stay Motivated
How To Exercise With A Busy Schedule
Real World Nutrition and Fitness Questions
Can Weight Lifting Help You Lose Weight?
Are Protein Drinks Safe?
Nutrition As Medicine?
Everyday Weight Loss Tips
How To Eat Healthy At A Party
How To Eat Out And Still Lose Weight
The Three Bite Rule
Tips On How To Stop A Binge
Introducing The PEERtrainer Cheat System
How To Speed Up Weight Loss
How To Get Motivation To Lose Weight
Weight Watchers: The New Science!
3 Myths About Weight Loss With JJ Virgin
Related Article :
New PEERtrainer Articles :
Why Green Tea Helps You Lose Weight
How To Lose A Lot Of Weight, Fast
5 Things You Must Know Before Doing A Cleanse
New: How To Build Muscle
What Is The Best Kind Of Protein Powder?
The Master Cleanse
Will Removing Gluten From Your Diet Help You Lose Weight?
How To Obliterate Your Limitations
How To Get The Motivation To Exercise
How To Stop Feeling Tired
Dr. Joel Fuhrman's Super Immunity Diet
The PEERtrainer Diet
Is Portion Control Keeping You Fat?
The Ultimate Guide To Dietary Fiber
P90X? Do Burst Training Instead
Weight Watchers Points Changes For 2012
Can Diet Soda Cause You To GAIN Weight?
©2017 PEERtrainer, Inc.