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Poll: age at POF/Premature Meno/Early Meno


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#21 comtessa

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Posted 10 May 2003 - 03:05 PM

Officially dx 42 - began at 34 - chronic fatigue, PID, stress, useless gene pool.

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+Age 42
+single
+sort of dx at 38, now finally official -- oops back to the roving dx
+desperately seeking therapy
accepting donations of Vivelle dot since I can't get a prescription!

#22 PattyRip

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 04:51 AM

DX at age 38 (and same as Kathy mentioned - I had been dealing with it for several years before, am now 45.

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 04:56 AM

Due to pelvic radiotherapy at 36

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Posted 10 May 2003 - 05:56 PM

Doc diagnosed "ensuing POF" (which means my estrogen and progesterone levels are postmenopausal but my FSH is still normal -- go figure!) in March 2003 at age 34.  Symptoms started when I was 32.

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Posted 10 May 2003 - 05:59 PM

Possibly in Peri, not been diagnosed although FSH 27 - irregular periods since I missed 3 aged 34.  Now 37 not many other symptoms, mood swings, tired and sleep problems recently.

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Posted 10 May 2003 - 06:40 PM

I was diagnosed at age 15 (now am almost 32). No known reason, never even started puberty. Had to have growth hormones given, and then hrt from age 18 to now.

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Posted 10 May 2003 - 07:50 PM

Hi,

I was formally diagnosed in January 2003, but reckon I've been in perimenopause since removal of one ovary, cyst removal on the other and chemotherapy in 2001.  Now age 39.

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 12:44 AM

I was around 27-28 but was not diagnosed until 31. Probably autoimmune since I have autoimmune hypothyroidism.

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 01:24 AM

My very regular periods stopped when I was 16 years old, and I was diagnosed at 17.  No known cause.  I have no other health problems, and am now 26.

Stella

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  • 26 years old
  • Dx secondary POF 1993... no known cause
  • On Alora patch (.1)and prometrium 200 mg 12 days a month
  • Beginning process for embryo adoption Jan 2003
  • Have a great hubby and kitty who love me!


I am missing nothing, and thankful for everything.

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 01:45 AM

I was officially 37 when diagnosed, two months before my 38th birthday, but had symptoms since 36. I attributed the symptoms to the stress brought on by buying my first home (I am in California where land ain't cheap).

I suffered greatly for two years doing the hrt fandango until finally finding one that worked for me!

Chris

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Diagnosed as post menopausal 10/2000, symptoms began three years prior to diagnosis. I am Fabulous 40. Current hrt is Cenestin 1.25 and Prometrium 100 every day. A touch of the ol' testosterone 4% cream each night. Former hrt:
Premarin/Provera, Mircette, Allesse, Estrace, Vivelle Dot/Aygestin. Can I finally be getting it right?! Yay!

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 01:46 AM

Wow, this is interesting -- we are all over the place!  I'm another "official diagnosis at age 38" person.  I had 6 mos. of chemo for non-Hodkin's lymphoma at age 28, periods stopped but came back about 6 months after chemo ended.  So POF for a year from 28 to 29, ovaries kicked back into gear for almost another 10 years.  Was still having periods with an FSH of 72 (mlU/ml) and estradiol <10pg/ml.  (Yup, one of the ones still having "periods" but also found out later that I had adenomyosis,which may have caused the bleeding.)

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 12:04 PM

Severe vaginal dryness and cycle changes began much earlier than all my other symptoms - about age 21 or 22. Constant joint pain, sudden & severe allergies & asthma, anxiety, depression followed at about age 26.  Stopped ovulating, periods strange (either scant or hemorrhaging) & irregular.  Conceived with fertility meds at 29 (first tested blood levels at 28/29 - all out of whack - you'd  think that would clue in the docs) & then developed horrible IBS, nausea, insomnia, fatigue, worsening joint pain & muscle aches, night sweats.  Unable to conceive again with injectable fertility meds, did not qualify for IVF programs due to hormone levels.  Found this site (and my wonderful doctor (thank you Kathy!!!) at 32.  Debilitating constant hot flashes, dizziness, lightheadedness, severe memory loss and that weird focusing problem began then & finally (with the right doc) began hrt just after turning 33.  Official dx was at 32, when I finally wound up at a RE - she took one look at my chart and dx me, but like many of us SHOULD have been dx much earlier.

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*34 years young
*peri symptoms since mid-20's
*mom, g-ma & aunt POF
*1 "miracle" bio child conceived on clomid
*increased vivelle back to .075, prometrium 100mg daily

#33 cassiepiller

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 12:58 PM

Diagnosed in 2002 aged 39 - some symptoms probably going back to 1991 after surgery for thyroid cancer,  definite change in cycle after course of radioactive iodine in 2001.  Surgery for endometriosis and ovarian cyst in 2000 but no mention of POF then

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 02:31 PM

Regular periods stopped when I was 16 y/o.
Dx age 16; now 25 y/o.

Nina

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 10:41 PM

Hi,
My periods stopped completely, and hot flashes, etc. started when I was 22. Wasn't officially diagnosed until 27, now 29. Possible causes? I was also dx with Hashimoto's at the same time, so maybe autoimmune? Also had cysts removed at 16 years old, maybe something happened then who knows?

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Posted 11 May 2003 - 11:07 PM

Hi from Emmalina,

Irregular periods all my life. Just lucky to have had my 2 wonderful daughters. Bad Peri/POF symptoms started after 2nd child at 35. No "official" diagnosis yet...probably peri? I'm 37 (almost 38) now. Must be genetics as my mother and her mother all had similar histories...and we all had wonky thyroids (hypo) too.

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 12:18 AM

I was dx'd with peri meno in 2000 (age 39)after several years of heavy flooding periods, which started around age 36, after my only pregnancy which ended in miscarriage at 6 weeks.
First symptoms were debilitating flooding periods, exhaustion, weight gain and hot flushes, (which I put down to a SSRI antidepressant side effects for a while).
I was also dx'd with 'mildly' polycystic ovaries in 2000.
Donna

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 12:24 AM

Not officially diagnosed yet, but have had some tests done.  Always had heavy, painful periods, that have become worse in the last 6 - 8 months at age 35. The only time they were somewhat 'regular' was when I was on bcp's, but they even became irregular before stopping the pill. Hot flashes, major mood swings, migraines and other symptoms began about 8 months ago, too.

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 03:31 AM

Diagnosed at age 30, after period stopped for 5 months.  No real symptoms except irregular periods.

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Posted 12 May 2003 - 04:12 AM

Diagnosed at 33 but was symptomatic for about 2 years previous.
Dawn