Perimenopause and pregnancy
Hi, I am 37 years old and I have suffered with a number of symptoms for the last two and half years that have made my life hell. I originally started with bad anxiety which subsided after a few months. I was left with brain fog, fuzzy head feeling, severe fatigue, intrusive thoughts, just not feeling right.
I then had ten months of non-stop bleeding with an odd day off here and there. I also had cystic acne on my jawline and neck, oedema in my legs, cracked heels and I was losing a lot of hair. My mum and grandma went through the menopause early - 41 and 38 so I wouldn’t if it was that. I also felt so much worse before my period.
I had my copper coil removed at the end of August and got pregnant that night. It was a big surprise as I don’t think I was ovulating with all the bleeding. I had about three weeks of feeling much better, but the last 2-3 weeks I have felt really bad again - brain fog, head pressure, exhaustion, intrusive thoughts.
My last blood test results before I got pregnant were progesterone 1 nm/ol and oestrodial 247 pm/ol. I did try estrogel for 6 weeks before getting pregnant and the anxiety returned.
Has anyone got any ideas of what is wrong? Will I feel any better later on in my pregnancy?