Posted: 12/10/2014 at 15:22
Velloo what were you diagnosed with? I started running in 2010 and made rapid progress and was running quite well but about 18 months ago the wheels came off. There has been some improvement but I'm nowhere near where I was.
Separately I have had some hormonal stuff going on, irregular periods etc and wondered if there was a connection. I've not gone to the GP because I'm otherwise healthy and it seems a bit self-indulgent to go because I'm not running as well as I'd like and I don't like the idea of artificial hormones, a coil or anything like that. I haven't had as sudden or extreme a slow-down as gsivi (what did the GP say?)
The average age of the menopause is 51 and symptoms can start 8 years before. I'm 42.5 and I'd have thought I was squarely in the possible age range for peri-menopausal symptoms. It's frustrating when you see so many fantastic performances from 40 something women who obviously aren't having hormonal problems (at least not any that negatively affect their running) but I guess it is what it is and at least I can run.