Premature menopause

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What is premature menopause?

Early menopause, also known as premature ovarian failure, is when the ovaries do not produce enough estrogen despite high levels of circulating reproductive hormones in women less than 40 years of age resulting in cessation of menstruation for more than one year.

Common symptoms reported by people with premature menopause

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with premature menopause

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Type
Procedures
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Type
Other
How many have tried
1
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prempro)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
premature menopause (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Premarin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
vaginal dryness (1)
Treatment name(s)
Type
Lifestyle Modification
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)

Data from patients with premature menopause, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with premature menopause

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Chinese acupuncture and aravedic herbs)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Symmetrel)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
fatigue (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Essential Oils)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
stress (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Klonopin)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Prempro)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
premature menopause (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pristiq)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1) depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valium)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (3 evaluations)
Side effects
tiredness increased
Total evaluations
3
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Premarin)
Perceived effectiveness
for vaginal dryness (1 evaluation)
Side effects
cramps pain in lower abdomen
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
vaginal dryness (1)
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
dry skin dry skin on hands
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Vistaril)
Perceived effectiveness
for anxious mood (1 evaluation)
Side effects
daytime tiredness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
anxious mood (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with premature menopause, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has premature menopause on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 0
20s 1
30s 14
40s 57
50s 32
60s 8
70+ 1

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 0
Female 114

These charts show data from premature menopause patients who have completed their condition history
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