How Do You Know If You Are Entering Menopause?
If you think you are, see your physician sooner, rather than later. Your symptomatic and long-term treatment may be much more successful if begun early.
Take Dr. Donnica's Decisionnaire ™. Check off all the points that apply to you and take this list with you when you consult your physician.
|___ || Your periods have become less regular. |
|___ || Your periods have stopped for more than 3 months (and you are not pregnant).|
|___ || You are having hot flashes.|
|___ || You have night sweats, which wake you from sleep.|
|___ || You are suddenly moody and irritable without causes that make sense to you or you have frequent mood swings.|
|___ || You are having sleeping problems.|
|___ || You have reached the age at which your mother reached menopause.|
|___ || You have had chemotherapy or radiation.|
|___ || You have vaginal dryness.|
|___ || You have unexplained changes in libido.|
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Created: 9/22/2000  - Donnica Moore, M.D.