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Old 06-15-2004, 12:50 PM   #1
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lets do a study, list symptoms

Lets do a study and list symptoms.

Periods closer together
anxiety
panic attacks
crying
tingling in arms, hands, and feet.
GI problems
sleep disturbances
depression

probably more but it's hard to think.

 
Old 06-15-2004, 02:44 PM   #2
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Periods closer - pill fixed that
constipation
stomach pain when eating certain foods
panick attacks
chest pain that radiates around the back
tingle extremeties
reflux
less of sexual desire
moodiness
depression
total temper flares
bladder feels irritated
night sweats - not as bad anymore
sore breasts
leg cramps

they all alternate but sometimes I feel I have them all.

kc

 
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Old 06-15-2004, 03:25 PM   #3
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Hi there. Here are mine.

Period closer together or farther apart and much lighter.
Bad cramps (last two times)
Hot flashes/flushes
Night sweats with Hot flashes
tingling in extremities
arm, hands falling asleep
Panic Attacks
Anxiety with nervousness and trembling
bladder irritation and infections
muscle cramps in calves and feet
burning extremities, feet, back, stomach, chest
electrical shocks under skin
itchy crawly skin
heart racing with hot flash
muscle weakness
hot flashes with heat outside or air conditioning running LOL
fear of the doom
depression (but also due to my brothers death) but also I feel that my life is turning. Trying not to worry about controlling it.
neck and back pain.
Irritable Bowel Syndrome (gas going everywhere, burning in stomach and chest).
Hopefully this covers it, LOL
Taking Prozac 10mg. and pinches of Xanax when needed.

Andrea

 
Old 06-15-2004, 03:27 PM   #4
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Oh, I forgot, care less about sex right now. I know there is some stimulation there, but who cares! Also, dumped my boyfriend.

Andrea

 
Old 06-16-2004, 07:42 AM   #5
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Are there any others who will list their symptoms? I'm curious.

 
Old 06-16-2004, 08:16 AM   #6
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

I haven't got a clue if I am in the peri or not, someone suggested I could be,but these are my symptoms.

Sleep disturbances
Hot flushes in bed
Panic attacks
Palpitations
Periods closer together (21 days) sometimes
If not close together then they are really heavy
anxiety
NAUSEA
Things thata could be IBS (not diagnosed) e.g. bloated, wind, diarrohea/constipation
Heat in centre of chest

As I said I don't KNOW if this is the peri or not. I am 38yrs old.

 
Old 06-16-2004, 08:35 AM   #7
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I'm 39 and I have all that you have. Peri causes all sorts of hell. I think I forgot to put ibs in my list - only because I am on Zelnorm for it and all the gas is gone, the bloating is gone - it works. I go regularly now. Only thing, I have to watch what I eat - fatty foods kill me. How I miss Mickey D's!

kc

 
Old 06-16-2004, 11:08 AM   #8
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Hi, here is my list...it is not continual, in that I am not having these symtpoms all the time but the past few years have had them :

Nightsweats (more so a few months ago, with palpitations when I first got them, now seem to get them (nightsweats) only occassionally and not badly.

Prolonged PMS (meaning everything I normally would get with PMS ....moodswings, anxiety, feeling tired) , again not as bad now but was really at a peak this March and early April. In general my perimenopause has been mostly a prolonged feeling of Pms though.

Cramps are usual before my period but I can get them a bit week before.

periods used to be every 28 days but in my early to Mid 40s (I just turned 50 this year), they got to be where I could get them 22 days apart to 24 days. Had two times last year where it came at day 40 and then one cycle where it came on day 50. This year it has been day 25 until 2 months ago when I have now got it at day 31. Flow is very short for the most part...3 days. Have had times where it will come for 2 days, then nothing and then reappear a few days later, just lightly or brownish discharge.

Breast tenderness (although this is normal for me with my period and it comes only at that time.

Intestinal discomfort...diarhhea at times week before period. more of an irritable bowel and gas in peri. in general but it seems to be better now, thankfully.

Aching at time of what would be ovulation, in the area of ovaries and also referred type of aching in that area and above.

Back problem that I have (unrelated to peri) is at times more flared up during cycle.


My only complaint until this early March was just the shorter times between cycles and a bit more pms issues. Then March came and anxiety was rampant (dr gave me Xanax to take as needed) and intestines were very much in an uproar. I do think my anxiety really had a lot to do with this as it creates acidity in our system when we stress. I did not feel like myself at all all of March and into beginning of April. then later April to now has been much much better. Don't know what to attribute that to...I am taking Vitamin b complex every morning, Estroven vitamins which the doctor recommended and I am able to get back into a routine of exercise which I hadn't been able to do due to back and ankle problems (jazzercize, bike at gym and pilates). I have been reading a lot about the symptoms of peri and this has helped ease my anxiety as has this board.

rmc

 
Old 06-16-2004, 06:24 PM   #9
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Thank God that many of my symptoms have either subsided or have stopped since I've started hrt. Here's my current list of symptoms:

Dizziness/lightheadedness/spacey/woosie feeling
Sadness
Tingling sensation in my feet
Weird dreams
Tired
Irritable
Memory Lapses
Difficulty losing weight
Periods were closer together, but now I've missed a month

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Old 06-16-2004, 08:13 PM   #10
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

I wanna I join the fun even tho my list isn't very long...currently dealing with just these things (thank goodness!):

No period since Nov. 03 (hurray! hurray! keeping fingers crossed)
Sciatic or back pain (daily)
Neck pain (sometimes)
Headaches (sometimes)
Incontinence (when sneezing or coughing)
Taking Paxil CR 12.5mg; Revival Soy, Vits B6, B Complex, B12, C, E, Magnesium, Calcium, Zinc, EPO, Flaxseed Oil, grounded Flaxseed.

Now, the symptoms I had but went away were:

Extreme debilitating fatigue
Dry eye syndrome
Headache - sometimes like a band was wrapped around my head - lasted long time.
Dizziness/lightheadedness/spacey feeling/feeling off balanced
Intense internal shakes, esp. middle of night
Intense sore muscles and joints esp. middle of night
Insomnia (don't sleep thru night - gone on for over 15 yrs) - now sleeping fine.
Tingling sensation (pins & needles) in left foot.
Loss of appetite and weight loss
Dry skin
Increase in allergies (hives that lasted for a yr).
Hot flashes/night sweats
Bouts of rapid heart beat
Anxiety, panicky feeling
Difficult concentrating (missed work for 3-4 mos).
No interest, energy, motivation to do anything
Feeling of doom

Molly

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Old 06-16-2004, 09:52 PM   #11
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Hello Ladies, I have been reading these boards about 4 months. Just joined up last week and this is my first post. These boards have been very helpful to me I thought for sure I was dying or I was becoming a hypercondriact (SP)..I will be 49 in October, I have one son soon to be 17 and have been with my boyfriend 13 years. I am lucky to have been able to be a stay at home Mom since he was born.Spend alot of my time taking care of my Mum,my family,and spends too much time on the computer at night..lol I always had regular periods,every 28, never missed,with the usual pms with back and leg aches my only complaint. That was until about three years ago when periods came 26 days apart sometimes 24 and the cramps and pms worse..The last couple of years my symptons got worse and the last year has been miserable. Here is my list that I can think of for tonight..

Periods closer and more intense. Missed 3 in the last year. Haven't had on since may 15..Cramps at any time the feeling I am getting my period any time.
Tingling in hands when I am on puter for awhile
Tingling in feet like lack of circulation
DRY skin
Gray hairs caught up with me
Brown spots on face and arms
Crashing fatique
Insomnia
Reflux feeling of something in my throat
Anxiety,nervousness, always worried about my health and my Moms
Worry so much about my son that I am driving him crazy and away..I call him constantly when he is not home wanting to know what he's doing..
Excess gas
Weight gain i started smoking again even thou it makes me feel awful
Nausea sometimes in the morning, freak out I may be pregnant
Craving for chocolate chip cookies warm from the oven at 1 am
Frequent headaches...His name is Thomas lol
Lack of energy and not wanting to do anything outside of the house.
Sadness not so much depression and very emotional..i cry over a klenex commercial
NO SEXUAL DESIRE the last year or so, it's almost repulsive
The one that is currenty freaking me out is my hips thighs and legs ache so bad the last few months mostly all the time. Sometimes when I walk even short distance they hurt and I feel like I am ninty..
And let me not forget,forgetfull and spacey.
The only thing I have not had is night sweets and hot flashes,but i think I had them in my late 30's
oh also, my gums have gotten worse in the last six months i am now rinsing everyday with listerine and when I sweat I had a odor I never had before.
For the last 3 months I have been taking,Multi,super b max,magnesium,potassium,calcium/D,vit E,vit C, and fish oil concentrate
Don't know if it realy helps or not does not cure,but my skin is not as dry.
Am I in peri or what!! lol goodnight girls.. jojo

 
Old 06-16-2004, 09:57 PM   #12
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

I'm glad I found this message board. I've been feeling weird and wondering if I'm starting in on this next phase of life.

So, I'm 44 and my experiences include:

extreme fatigue..very hard to overcome
insomina
heart palpitations, occasionally
shakiness, trembling at times
flushing/night sweats/daytime hot flashes too
IBS/heartburn
anxiety/depression
heavy periods that are getting closer together


I've started taking some vitamins (B complex, E, and a multi) and that's seemed to help some. Still, this is amazing how bad this can make you feel. It's really a chore to continue to function normally every day when you feel awful and weird.

Thanks everyone.. it really helps to hear others experiences and suggestions.

 
Old 06-17-2004, 06:39 AM   #13
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Hi,

Tattougal mentioned the gums. I can say that I feel mine have receeded (sp)? Plus certain times of the month they bleed when I brush my teeth. I have had no cavities or any problems with my mouth up until about 6 months ago.

Oh yea, and gray hairs?! I get those covered up now. They sprout up all in the front - on top. Plus I get hair where I've never gotten it before (the chin, the breasts, a stray long one or two on my forearms) - real weird.

kc

 
Old 06-17-2004, 07:21 AM   #14
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

My symptoms occur at two - four week intervals over the past two years. However, the feeling of doom and gloom and extreme anxiety is ever present;
dizziness
anxiety/depression
bouts of terrible indigestion and difficulty swallowing
muscle aches and pains - behind shoulder blades, in breast bone, in arms and in knees
and legs.
extreme fatigue at times - feels like the flu
crying at everything and once I start, can't stop
intense worry over everything
irritable bladder about once a month
irritable bowel
itchy, burning, crawling skin
hot flashes
night sweats
sleepless nights
heart flutters when just resting
loss of sexual drive
nausea
indigestion with belching
Wow, sounds like I'm ready to check into a nursing home. Two years ago, I felt great. Could walk miles and move and lift anything. Now, I can barely get up from lying on the floor. I feel like I'm 90 years old.

 
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Re: lets do a study, list symptoms

Quote:
Originally Posted by kc1216
Hi,

Tattougal mentioned the gums. I can say that I feel mine have receeded (sp)? Plus certain times of the month they bleed when I brush my teeth. I have had no cavities or any problems with my mouth up until about 6 months ago.

Oh yea, and gray hairs?! I get those covered up now. They sprout up all in the front - on top. Plus I get hair where I've never gotten it before (the chin, the breasts, a stray long one or two on my forearms) - real weird.

kc
I've noticed my gums bleeding too and new hairs on my chin, etc.

 
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