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22 Jan 2004
How do I know if my hormones are OK?
I have in the past few months noticed that I experience pms to be worse than normal, terrible pain during my period, moodiness, feeling generally tired & unwell, gaining weight easily, frequent headaches, getting out of breath, having to shave my legs twice a day instead of the usual every second day, and even a slight "moustache" growing on my upper lip! Could this be my hormones (or maybe something else?) I am 37 and visited my gynae about 9 months ago during which a pap smear was taken and a sonar performed - everything was in order. Is there a blood test or any other test that would tell the reason for my "symptoms"? I am definately not depressed - I'm a happy person leading a full and satisfying life. But my body seems to be falling apart and dragging me down! Please help!
Your symptoms are fairly non-specific and could be related to a number of things not necessarily hormones. You could try Ponstan for the period pains and perhaps a general check-up with your GP would be a good idea.
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