Dry skin menopause

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My periods were always 7-9 days long before and every 21 days. I have not experienced hot flashes but my skin and eyes have been really dry the last few months.
I am 45 soon to be 46 I started missing my periods since I was 38 and at this time hav'nt experienced night sweats but alot of other things are happening and I am worried about all the different problems, I feel I am slowly losing energy, I get so exhausted, I take multivitimins and just recently added b12 and flaxseed and black cohash all this has'nt helped so I wonder if menopause no matter what you do you are going to feel lousy.
I have been going thru menopause for 1 1/2 yrs, I was put om premilin .
I am 18 years old and I have extremely dry skin on my legs and hands. I face is okay and not too dry. It is only my arms, legs, hands and feet which feel and look very dry. I moisturise once a day. I use essential oils instead of soap while bathing and I even moisturise with coconut oil once a week but all this is not helping a all. Can someone please help me and give me some solutions.
You might have a dry skin right from the time of your birth or due to some external factors that have acted a havoc to convert your normal skin into dry skin. Lack of humidity in the environment can lead to dryness in your skin, most often. Dry skin is caused due to lack of water particularly in the outer layer of your skin cells. Moisture is normally preserved in the stratum corneum by an exterior film of natural oil called sebum. Dry skin has less sebum and thus is sensitive.
I have very bad night sweats (wake up damp), no hot flashes, hair loss, dry skin, anxiety which gets worse before period, dry hair, itchy skin, temp has been running at 97, headaches were bad until I started taking YAZ, allergies which I have never had, etc. Anyone thinking this sounds like peri-menopause? I am 38, my mom says hers started at 35.
In the last month to 6 weeks I have started having extremely dry skin mostly on my face. I've also had some breakouts. (I'm 41, female.) I usually lean more toward diarrhea, but now I am more constipated, very unusual for me. (I have ulcerative colitis also.) I take Remicade infusions every 8 weeks; 50 mg of 6MP daily; and toperal for high blood pressure. My thyroid test last week (TSH) was 2.941. They said the range is .350 to 5.5 so I am in the normal range. I am also somewhat tired.
more symptoms of thyroid is constipation, dry skin, lack of sex drive (that can be menopausal too) Your at the right age for beginning menopause, I hope your remaing ovary kicks in and starts to do the work of two, thats the ideal what can happen. Other options is wait and ask your Dr about supplement hormones. Please read up on bio-identical, so much better than old fashioned such as premarine.
This could also be due to hyperthyroidism and very dry skin. Please consult your PCP for primary examination followed by referral to a skin specialist. Hope this helps. Please let me know if there is any thing else and do keep me posted. Take care!
I'm constantly dry (skin, vagina, eyes, mouth, etc) no matter how hydrated I keep myself. Also in the past 6 months I've been experiencing very annoying gastrointestinal problems (diahrrea, heartburn, gas) that only seem to be getting worse. I've been cutting back on caffeine and alcohol suggested by sites that I've found researching my symptoms, but nothing seems to be helping. Midol only helps as much as any other regular pain reliever, which isn't much.
But when you have your ovaries out, you have to take hormones, and they are hard to get right, it took years for the doctors to fiqure it out.My skin is dry, hair. I wish I would have left at least one ovary in. They never told me all this could happen.If you can keep one for your hormones do it. Because you will have to take some, and now I have incontience, and I am taking pills for that. Its all a mess. It was great at firrst, now all these problems they dont tell you.
Sure enough, the two months I've been on levothyroxine, I have had a period each month. Other hypo symptoms include being cold intolerant, dry brittle hair/skin/nails, constipation, weight gain. Also, as you may know, having one AI disorder may be a precursor to more, so that you have fibro and Reynauld's, it may well be that you have an AI thyroid issue. If it were me, I would definitely get some additional testing done, a full thyroid panel. Hope this is helpful. Good luck to you.
I had complete hyterectomy may 2006 at age 40. Developed nights sweats, sleep disorder, depression, dry skin. I used hormone therapy for a few months but stop after learning about all the side effects. Is some one taking any over the counter med. or something natural that can help me. Thanks.
I just left my dermatologists office for skin and hair related issues and she told me that I am menopausal. She says she believes that my skin and hair problems may be due to menopause. Are these symptoms seen in menopause? I have very sticky skin. It started about eight months ago with just my hands and feet being sticky after washing, but has grown progressively worse. It has spread over my entire body and I am now sticky all of the time. My hands and feet are by far the worst.
Could the moisturizers be making my acne worse? Acne products really dry out my skin. Would a product, such as Proactive, be helpful?
My mouth is dry with very painful gums, my eyes are so dry, and my chest is so dry too. I have a permanent dry cough which I've never had before and my skin is dry and cracked. My thyroid is currently within the normal range again. Most importantly, do you know if there is some other condition my doc is missing that is making me dry up like this from the inside out?
These are smaller, less tender, but annoying as well. My skin is also dry, and living in a harsh winter climate I use fairly heavy moisturizers. Can this contribute to the acne problems? It is hard to feel my gorgeous mid-life sexy self with wrinkles AND zits to deal with!! So what do I do?
you would have felt these symptoms 3. Do you have dry skin..loosing alot of hair, constipated...moodiness. anxiety..possible need to have thyroid examined by an endocrinologist. many women seem to have hypo thyroidism w or after a hysterectomy.
Try licorice at night with a hot drink of herbal tea, drinking lots of tea and coffee can constipate you so hav a glass of water after every cup of tea/coffee also make a tea from aniseed and try that with the licorice I seen last night on tv that when you have toilet issues to put something under your feet when your on the toilet to make your knees higher then your hips to line up the bowel I tried this 2 times now and went easy as pie instead of grunting on the seat for ages lol Look up natura
The gynocologist said that this would explain the abdominal pain, low mood, feeling of exhaustion and dry skin. I wasn't really that overweight though as, like you, I had always exercised. I was also caring for my mother who has a progressive illness (PSP) and working full time. I was started on 50 then 75 then 100 mgs of Levothyroxin and the levels are still not right. When taking 100 I found I was having palpitations and so it was reduced to 75.
I'm 28 going through menopause. I am now on Bioidentical hormones and I want to be happy but I feel so angry - nothing in my life is right! I know that my boyfriend loves me and our two kids but still think he's wanting something else or I'm not good enough for him or maybe he's mad at me or resents me but not sure why. I make myself mad and he walks into it - what can I do........ These are my test results and all meds I'm on. Test Results: Testosterone, Serum 52 ng/dL Progesterone 1.
Without this bacteria, you are left open for other bad bacteria and viruses to enter the body and make you sick. This may contribute to your itching. To help prevent dry skin during menopause, you might speak to your doc about taking Omega 3 caps, kelp for iodine that may help "feed" the Thyroid and help it do it's job better, B-12 for energy, and Folic Acid to help prevent anemia.
I am 48. I had my remaining ovary and my uterus cervix and tubes removed in February. My doctor put me on the Estraderm 50 patch the same week. It seems to be working OK, not too many hot flashes (they are worse when the house or the outside temperature is hot already). He insisted that I should take hormones as I am "young". He feels it protects your vaginal and bladder health, and helps keep you from feeling the more severe menopause syptoms.
I'm tried meds, exercising, and home remedies, store remedies for my ugly skin, and wrinkles and sagging eyes, gross skin on my body. I can't take it much more. I fear everyday I have to face. No I am not suicidal. Its not like that. I've been to counseling over the years and I'm even tired of that. Nothing works! What can I do. I'm angry, sad, lonely and need to do something about this. I think my doctor has given up on me or at least I feel there isn't much more she can do for me.
The puffy face actually feels achy across my brow and I'll have my headaches with it. I have very dry skin, dandruff, and just feel like **** in general these days. In fact I feel as if my body is aging quickly in the past year. Many of these symptoms have been worsening since most started last year or so. My dad said autoimmune dieases runs through our family. My mother had a brain aneurysm when she was my age and died of cancer at 48. She had cancer in her stomach and lymp nodes.
All of a sudden, I had dark circles under my eyes, my skin become super dry and I started getting wrinkles under my eyes that just kept coming on as well as my perky breasts seeme to be deflating before my very eyes. Lets not forget that my beautful hair suddenly became dry, falling out and no oil in it anymore, huge loss of energy. People can say what they will but that one was hard to swallow when I aged so rapidly that I knew something was wrong with this whole picture.
My doc says my levels are in the normal range, I turned 50 this year,but I haven't felt well for months. Achy joints, swollen and numb fingers and feet, weight gain, constipation,dry skin and eyes, depression and no sex drive, just to name a few symptoms. If this is normal, I would hate to be sick! A year ago, my tsh level was 1.35, and we upped my levothyroid, so that now my level in December was 3.63.
A few months after giving birth (c-section) my periods starting becoming irregular and I started experiencing menopausal symptoms (i.e. hot flashes, night sweats, loss of concentration, mood swings, dry skin and hair, vaginal dryness). Also experiencing hair loss, joint pain, nausea & headaches. GYN did withdrawl test, TSH and FSH. All normal. At age 40, periods became almost nonexistant (only 3 in one year, all lasting about 10 days).
In two years, after stopping BC pills, I have aged about 10 years and spend every day figuring out how to deal with depression, dry and brittle nails, fuzzy hair, dry skin, achy joints and on and on. If I had known about all these symptoms that no one talks about, I would have started bioidentical HRT about 10 years ago and not gone through all this. And now it's too late - I'm 56. Of course, I'd have to go back to having periods. Hmmm, it might have been worth it.
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