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have any of you had the FSH.......follicle stimulating hormone level done to determine your menopause status?

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      Lazylola wrote Oct 16, 2010
    • yes a couple of times at least, confirmed that i am indeed in menopause




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      Cheekymonkey wrote Oct 17, 2010
    • frown yep....I won menopause! Lol any tests Im staying away from whatever they bloody well test me for....I GOT!!! Lol cant they test me for the lottery? Lolheart




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      Cathie Beck wrote Oct 17, 2010
    • Oooo wee baby, I’d Love to be tested for the lottery! LOL

      Seriously though, no I haven’t had the FSH testing. My menopause was over in a snap and
      so abrupt it was like a switch had been flipped off. I didn’t have drastic lead ups to it, it’s just done like it wasn’t much of a change. (So much for the big Change of Life deal.)

      It sounds like a simple test, but there’s other tests too that may be more conclusive to the
      state/stage of menopause. We don’t need a doctor’s care for menopause unless there’s a complication related to our hormones Before menopause. You’d know that already, I hope.

      Cathie




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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Oct 17, 2010
    • the main issue is the fact my doc wants to take me off my birth control.........which I have been on for 3 1/2 years because she THINKS I am surely in menopause and dont need it, since I am 53. She seems to thro my age up alot. so I shut her up by having the $200 test........mind you I hav no insurance...only to find that this test is very inconclusive and random. Your levels on mon could be different on tues, etc...  so I was really wondering if anyone knew more about it than me and personally I am not lookin for a later life bundle of joy. I could hav skipped the whole menopause issue since I hav been on the B/C for awhile.   that would be nice.....




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      Cathie Beck wrote Oct 17, 2010
    • There’s other options to birth control and (saying it gently) at 53, you probably don’t need to be on birth control to prevent pregnancy now. It sounds like your doctor was pushing to get you to accept not needing the birth control and used the test to jolt you into thinking of getting off it. You have a higher cancer risk being on them, Sweets.  

      Cathie




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      VICKY CORYEA wrote Oct 17, 2010
    • well, the only reason I was on it was my periods were as reguler as clock work 3 years before so this type of birth control was recommended to me. Believe me, I would love to not be concerned about this..........but quite frankly everything I read is..........age is never a certain factor for feeling safe.




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      Cathie Beck wrote Oct 18, 2010
    • I can understand that, Vicky and relate. I definitely wouldn’t want to be surprised by a pregnancy at 53! And age itself isn’t a reason to think you must be menopausal. (That is the state of no worries.) Perimenopausal is when you can still get pregnant.  

      Cathie




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