quote:Originally posted by visitingcarol
Well, of the things you list, I would definitely say I have low motivation and ambition.
Some fatigue. Thought it might just be the anemia.
Definite weight gain, and apparent inability to lose no matter what I do.
Fluid retention, check.
Depressive type symptoms are fairly cyclical, though I can get a bit dysphoric from time to time.
Definite decreased memory and concentration, though I was blaming that on the children.
Constipation sometimes, though better lately.
Gynecological issues are pretty much okay as far as I know, though I skipped a period last cycle. (I'm 39, BTW).
I waver between thinking I'm just a big fat hypochondriac slug who needs to get up and get over it and thinking that I should go get checked out just in case there really is something that could be helped.
Oh, back on the temp. In the fall of 2004, I had lost about 10 pounds from a weight I had sustained for about 5 years (not counting one pregnancy in there) and that summer began a gain that has now culminated in 30 pounds up from the weight I had sustained for some time. Haven't lost an ounce in 2 years. When I exercise, I don't gain, but I don't lose. Anyway, when I was losing, my temp in my pre-ovulation part of my cycle actually would be about 98.0. Now it's more like 97.6.
TMI? Sorry, I guess I'm feeling whiny today.
Carol, displaced Texan teaching my own (4) in AL
My T-Tapp blog: http://fitcarol.extrapounds.com