Menopause symptoms (sweating) also weight gain!
Ever since I've hit the menopause years I have these symptoms and would like some advice. Sometimes I wonder if there is something else wrong, the symptoms are so severe! Encouragement, advice would be appreciated.
First, the symptoms:
1. Weight gain, a huge one (and yes, I've had my thyroid checked and am on meds for that; it was low). The weight does not go down, no matter how much I exercise, no matter what I eat. I have done everything: watched carbs, eaten several times a day, eaten small meals, whatever.
2. Constipation. Once menopause started, the regularity stopped. I drink tons of water, eat lots of fiber and still...constipation
3. WOrst of all, the sweats! At night, i am drenched and miserable, no matter how cold the house is. Our air conditioning bills are ridiculous.
Is this normal? I am on a bit of Xanax because I am also anxious (is this normal)? but I'm on a very low dosage because it makes me too sleepy. I am on Budiprion (Wellbutrin) too. Perhaps this has something to do with no weight loss? Help!