Hello. This is my first post and glad I found you. Here's my current menopause story! I am 66 today. I started menopause around 58. I had always had massive, disabling periods every 3 weeks, so was glad at the thought of being free from them. Bleeding over the menopause continued on and off. I had ultrasound 4 years ago due to bleeding and they found my womb was full of fibroids. The gynacologist said they often set up mini bleeding cycles for themselves. (relatively little seems to be known about them) Well they could not see the lining of the womb because of the fibroids, so - it was left at that.
Last week I went again (to a very empty hospital wearing mask) This was because I had had period type pains for a couple of weeks after fairly energetic sex. I have a retroverted uterus, so I thought it may be to do with that and the uncomfortable sexual intercourse position- maybe ligaments strained? Anyway doctor said I had to have ultrasound again, because of show of blood, to check for womb lining thickness re cancer. Hence the visit in covid 19 times. I pointed out they wouldnt see the lining due to fibroids. He said, after 4 years of the menopause they wouldve shrunk. Well they hadnt, and they could not see the lining of the womb.
I have been on HRT (Kliovance) for about 6 years because of mental symptoms- depressions, anxiety, rages, really saddening, as I have a lovely husband, now 11 years together.
I went to see a female GP re my ultrasound scan. She said they don't know what to do next as it is impossible to get into the womb after menopause die to it being closed- this was the same 4 years ago: no sample could be taken. She said di I want the fibroids removed! Did I want a hysterectomy? I do not knoe. I tend to feel leave well alone. Please share your thoughts and any insight into this that you may have. I would love to know if anyone has similar experiences. I have just restarted my Kliovance after two massive out of control rages , which began with simple discussions I cannot remember what. But my husband is an engineer and a bit 'on the spectrum'. He tries to help, but it usuall y goes wrong because nothing can help me. I stopped Kliovance cold turkey as I thought it was causing the fibroids to stay plump. But it is the lowest dose available and I only took it every other day. It seems even that low dose is very important vis a vis keeping sane.
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