I am 52. I am relieved to find this site in answer to wondering if I am alone with this painful 'nerve pain' I have experiencing recently. The pain shoots through my entire body including face. it is so quick and sharp. I have been concerned of it being nerve damage but realise the pain correlates with the stepping up of hot flushes lately. I too have been so full of worry and concern especially in the night, that something is ominously bad. I try to dispel these thoughts as I don't want to attract it to myself. My left leg and knee have been causing long term pain in the night. nothing showing on medical tests either. I am about to trial BUSH FLOWER as an alternative as not wanting to try HRT. I hear bad things about all the options available in medicine alternative treatments and consequently have taken nothing. The hot flushes are advancing to a painful experience throughout my body as well as uncomfortable. Any news out there of a new answer to this?
Hi Cathy..My blood tests were all "within normal levels" and "inconclusive".. basically I take that as "I don't know what to do with you"...
Today has been a little better, stomach trouble all day, but I think it has something to do with my anxiety.
My problems are worse in the mornings, but I also have a trouble time in the late afternoon too. Last night I woke up and could not get back to sleep, which makes every other issue worse because I am tired!
I hope you feel better soon!
I too gets up every morning with my body shaking and at times even afraid to take a shower without anyone being around. I am unable to stand for too long without becoming dizzy and lightheaded. I am presently experiencing palpitations mostly at nights, and if I wake up during my sleep, sometimes unable to go back to bed. I am also experiencing anxiety, aches and pain and at times just start crying. I am also having weird and strange feelings in my body. At times I can hardly catch my breath. My doctor told me that he cannot do anything about it and that it is just my hormones fluctuating. He said that it will kick back in at some time. I stay in bed most of the time and is unable function properly. My symptoms are worst in the mornings and I always wonder why this is so. I am 49 years old and is wondering when will this ends.
Last edited by jusjamgirl; 04-12-2013 at 11:17 AM.
Reason: To add some more information
jusjamgirl - Some of your symptoms (dizziness, shortness of breath, palpitations) can also be caused by iron deficiency anemia. Are you having or recently had heavy or prolonged periods? If not, then it's probably just the hormonal changes. Hope you start feeling better soon!
Hello STLouisgal and All others,
It seems as if we are all feeling similar symptoms. I'm not "happy" that others are going through the same thing as I am but, it makes me feel better that I'm not alone and going crazy. I am 46 and had a hysterectomy at 37 because of a large amount of fibroids. I don't have the menstrual "clues" and can only base peri/meno on my symptoms. Here are my symptoms:
-light head but heavy feeling as well (so difficult to explain) foggy head?
-dizzy as if I need to sit or hold on to something for balance
-headaches, never really had them as an adult
-feeling a surge of energy go right up my body (this one freaks me out) electricity like sensation and I've also felt the opposite, a sudden suction of energy where I feel I may pass out
-a surge of heat from chest up...just heat, not sweat or chills (that hasn't hit me YET)
-head is so foggy almost feels like the feeling of ears clogged up but in the head (out of body feeling as well)
-the worst anxiety about health that I've ever experienced before...I believe that almost everything is wrong with me. I'm going back and forth to Dr. for tests on almost every pain in my body
-stomach issues, taking Nexium for GERD
-right side rib pain
-tingly hands and feet and experienced creepy, crawly sensation under my skin
-short tempered and can't deal with nonsense, and then I feel guilty and anxious
-felt the inner tremor, not too often, but I have felt it a few times
-faster heart palpitations
-and then the breathing thing when anxiety hits....I feel like I can't take a deep comfortable breath. It feels like I can't take a deep comfortable yawn etc. I am doing better with this as I have read others on different posts and try to relax, count when I breathe in and out...ugh the stress!!!
I hope all you ladies can get through this with as little stress as possible and remember that we're not alone. xoxo