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    I can't imagine that it wouldn't be, but I don't put anything past insurance companies! If needed, the gynecologist might even be able to refer you to a sexual health doctor, who would be even more prepared to get your body back on track (that's less likely to be covered, though).
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    Yeah, I second the call for a good gyno.

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    I hope it's covered, too! Tully is absolutely right -- much as I respect GPs, if I have something that I really want to understand and have dealt with, I go to a specialist. I'm practically collecting an entire set! Currently includes a dermatologist, ob/gyn, rheumatologist, endocrinologist and an ENT!

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    Thanks guys
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    Finally saw an OBGYN... had exam and its a pretty basic problem.

    But today my, uh, nethers are... uncomfortable. :/
    You don't have to do everything all by yourself.

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    I have been dealing with vertigo which starts about 3 days before my period. It magically goes away when my period starts. It started last fall and has happened nearly every month! GAH!

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    Quote Originally Posted by entropy View Post
    I have been dealing with vertigo which starts about 3 days before my period. It magically goes away when my period starts. It started last fall and has happened nearly every month! GAH!
    Random question - do you eat a lot of processed soy (soy milk, etc)?

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    Some, but I wouldn't say a lot. I used to have a lot of problem with breast tenderness/fullness with PMS so I cut as much soy as possible. I don't have the breast symptoms anymore, but now I have a lot of PDD issues. Anxiety, anger, the shakes, headaches, insomnia all come on about 10 days before my periods. The severity snowballs until I actually start.

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    The only reason I'm asking is because I can't have soymilk or soy cheese or really anything with processed soy protein because it gives me HORRENDOUS vertigo, especially around the time of my period.

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    I'm going to try to cut out all soy protein the last five days before my period next month and see if it helps. I'm guessing that there is more soy in my diet than I realize. I'm guilty of garbing a cliff bar to eat if I am feeling lazy and hungry. I've had the same vertigo systems when I've tried BCP for my ovarian cysts.

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    Clif bars will make me INSTAPUKE now. Being a woman is no fun.

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    No shit. I hate the hormone fluxes. I used to have a problem with PMS and dairy. I don't eat much dairy any time of the month to see if its still in issue. Now, hormones and soy? FML!

    I have noticed that since I started religiously taking a calcium suppliant my cramps have gotten much better. PMDD sucks. I just saw my psychiatrist and considered going back on a SSRI because of my anxiety and anger that I have before my period. I finally lost the weight from the last time I was on an SSRI, so I decided against it.

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    quick recovery to you, SweetPea. glad it sounds like an easy issue to fix.

    I never thought about all the the variable that impact our hormones and how much impact our hormones have on our general health but it is good to hear your stories b/c it will help me be more mindful of my general health.
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    so menopause...

    I've been jokingly begging for it for years, as I've gotten my tubes blocked, but am still condemned to monthly pain and torture. But I think I may actually be in the beginning stages of peri-menopause at the age of 39???

    Starting in November, I had three periods within a 6 week period. Full on 4-6 day, heavy flow crampy periods. Last one was in mid December. Since then nada. I've had all the symptoms like I should be starting; sore boobs, cramps, back pain, eating every salty thing imaginable and yet no flow! I am due for my annual in March, but I may have to bump it up some if nothing happens soon.

    My mom went through it in her mid 40s, my sisters are all going through it now in their mid/late forties. Could it actually be starting for me now I wonder?

    I should add: I've been as regular as a clock since age 11. 30 days on the dot. The only time I have ever been late or missed a period was due to pregnancy. So this is an anomaly for me.

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    I have a touch of hypochondria, so every time I'm irregular I'm like "omg is it menopause?" I think I even googled once and it's not likely. It's just regular aging MOST of the time. I've had to be on birth control since my teens for my dysmenorrhea, so I don't know what I'm like without it. But these last few years, I have had a huge change in my symptoms and side effects. Like sometimes my back aches are so bad I can hardly stand, but my regular cramps are almost always nothing or cleared up by two plain ibuprofen (whereas before NOTHING would work). I think you can wait until your regular exam to talk to your gyno about it. It's only two months and chances are s/he's going to say it's normal to change in your 30s.

    BTW, I too started at 11. Man, did that suck.

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