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Board: Menopause 12-11-2013, 01:17 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 994
Posted By kittylady
Re: NEW HERE - In a PANIC!

If you were pregnant, wouldn't it be pretty early to have any symptoms at all? The cramping is most probably period related and you're late.

I suspect it might be difficult to get pregnant...
Board: Menopause 12-11-2013, 12:46 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,893
Posted By kittylady
Re: Anyone experience chills? (without hot flashes)

I had them last year, I was wondering whether they were related to acid reflux, which is a recurring problem for me. I haven't had them recently, except for one or two unpleasantly chilly feelings...
Board: Menopause 12-11-2013, 12:37 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 637
Posted By kittylady
Frequent headaches?

I haven't posted here for several months. I guess things were going relatively well there for a while....

does anyone have problems with recurring headaches? These seem to occur at the same...
Board: Menopause 04-16-2013, 06:38 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,830
Posted By kittylady
Re: Funny and Weird Feelings since perimenopause

"Weird"covers a lot of area, but I have strange pains in my upper back sometimes, I also occasionally get a weird feeling in my head which is very hard to describe, a brief sensation almost like an...
Board: Menopause 02-28-2013, 07:36 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 554
Posted By kittylady
Tingling feet

Does anyone get tingling feet? I have heard of tingling extremities during peri, but does anyone get this localized only in the feet? It's usually worse when there is a temperature change such as...
Board: Menopause 02-11-2013, 08:46 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 986
Posted By kittylady
Re: Dreaming & Menopause

I have unusually vivid dreams. I think in some cases vivid dreams can be caused by medication (beta blockers, apparently), also supplements such as extra magnesium.

I don't take any medication...
Board: Menopause 02-06-2013, 11:13 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 371
Posted By kittylady
Re: Waiting for U/S results...

If they run in your family, very possible it is a fibroid. It could also be a uterine polyp. They can cause irregular periods. The first time I went to a walk in clinic, the doc pressed my...
Board: Menopause 02-06-2013, 06:17 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By kittylady
Re: Stomach problems and palpitations

Hi, hate2bhot, I did try cutting out caffeine, but failed, it was too hard for me to wake up in the morning. I don't think it made much difference. I have one cup of coffee in the morning during...
Board: Menopause 02-05-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 640
Posted By kittylady
Unhappy Stomach problems and palpitations

I have acid reflux. Today I had an intense heart palpitation. My acid reflux is also acting up today. How do I know whether it's caused by the acid backing up or whether it's hormonal? I know...
Board: Menopause 02-05-2013, 10:06 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 296
Posted By kittylady
Re: 27 y/o and menopause???

It's possible you may have an endocrine problem of some kind. It's important to make sure your thyroid is okay. 27 is pretty young. I agree, you should be investigating why that is.

I went for...
Board: Menopause 01-31-2013, 11:24 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By kittylady
Re: Digestive distress

Hi Thomasmas, thanks! I am still hoping to get the acid reflux under control. I know it's a very easy matter to get a PPI prescription, I had one written for me within seconds of complaining to a...
Board: Menopause 01-31-2013, 11:19 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By kittylady
Re: Digestive distress

Hi solofelix, thanks for replying. No, a colonoscopy wasn't suggested. I had ultrasounds & CT scan including abdomen/pelvis. I suppose that would be the next logical step. Not very enthusiastic...
Board: Menopause 01-31-2013, 10:25 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By kittylady
Re: Digestive distress

thanks for replying hate2bhot!! Maybe it is only acid reflux, it seems that it feels different all the time. I thought I was having frequent indigestion. The same year I had two night sweats, I...
Board: Menopause 01-31-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,028
Posted By kittylady
Digestive distress

Does anyone have irritable bowel, that seemed to appear or get worse during perimenopause?

I have acid reflux problems, which most of the time seems to be under control. I thought I was...
Board: Menopause 01-11-2013, 11:28 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,071
Posted By kittylady
Re: Menopause and feeling old

I'm nearly 52, it was only this year I started feeling that I looked quite a bit older. I lost weight a bit too fast, suddenly the laugh lines around my eyes looked far worse. For months I would...
Board: Menopause 12-12-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,469
Posted By kittylady
Re: How Many symptoms do u have, lets compare

I have mild night sweats, palpitations, anxiety, sudden tears, mild blues, (I hope they stay mild), I can't remember the last time I slept through the night. Generally this doesn't bother me too...
Board: Menopause 12-10-2012, 08:20 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 3,253
Posted By kittylady
Re: strange feeling in head...could it be menopause related

I searched through the boards for "strange feeling" and your post came up. I see it's still open, so I just decided to describe mine.

I had a very strange feeling in my head when I looked down at...
Board: Menopause 12-07-2012, 02:05 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,327
Posted By kittylady
Re: Anxiety - how does it affect you?

I have a lot of stomach problems too, I notice they get worse when I am worried and upset. The problem is that I am worried and upset a lot of the time. I can't tell sometimes whether my stomach is...
Board: Menopause 12-07-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 594
Posted By kittylady
Re: 27y/o no period for 10 months

You did say you had blood work, were you told of any other health issues? Are you unusually thin or possibly not eating enough? Could you be anemic or have thyroid problems? Are you under an...
Board: Menopause 12-07-2012, 08:19 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 500
Posted By kittylady
Re: Around Younger Women

I find my tolerance for other people and their foibles is way down. But I'm kind of an inhibited person and don't say much usually (also have some social phobia), probably stops me from getting...
Board: Menopause 11-22-2012, 01:51 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,424
Posted By kittylady
Smile Re: Hot flashes and winter

Hi Mommyfix, looks like you probably live not too far away from where I am.
I haven't had any hot flashes (except for night sweats, I had a few of those), but I feel colder than I ever felt in my...
Board: Menopause 11-21-2012, 08:36 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,309
Posted By kittylady
Re: Perimenopause or ulcer?

Hi Sugar Pie, I had a negative endoscopy. I took quite a lot of ibuprofen over the last winter, so I was sure I had an ulcer or damage to my stomach lining. Ibuprofen and aspirin are pretty hard on...
Board: Menopause 11-20-2012, 12:44 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 26,121
Posted By kittylady
Re: Top 5 worst symptoms

I also have this to say too: To me, the absolute worst symptom is being convinced you have a rare disease and you are getting worse. I suppose it comes from being landed with all these strange...
Board: Menopause 11-19-2012, 01:08 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 26,121
Posted By kittylady
Re: Top 5 worst symptoms

chills and temperature swings
digestive problems (acid reflux, burpy-ness, mild queasiness)
sudden weepy feelings
apathy (lost my enjoyment of living somehow. Low grade depression?)
increased...
Board: Menopause 11-14-2012, 09:50 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,277
Posted By kittylady
Unhappy Re: weird aches and pains - Peri? Fibro?

Well, I got the results of my scan, it was okay, but I was told I have two small liver cysts, so I will need at least another test or two to investigate them further. Apparently they are usually...
Board: Menopause 11-08-2012, 06:28 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,277
Posted By kittylady
Re: weird aches and pains - Peri? Fibro?

Hi Twinkie50,I am going in for follow-up on Tuesday. I am pretty sure I have acid reflux disease (GERD), but I don't know what else he will tell me. His assistant told me he marked the scan results...
Board: Menopause 11-06-2012, 11:33 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By kittylady
Re: menopause or not

I can't understand why they wouldn't test for hormones until your period stops. Has anyone else heard of this? I haven't had any hormone tests myself, so I don't know personally. Hang in there,...
Board: Menopause 11-05-2012, 12:27 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By kittylady
Re: menopause or not

Hi cathy, things started getting weird for me this past winter, my stomach chiefly....I also had a few sleep disturbances, night sweats, anxiety problems (which I thought was due to my stomach, but...
Board: Menopause 11-05-2012, 06:43 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,057
Posted By kittylady
Re: menopause or not

I usually have lower back pain during my period. Last time I got it, my KNEES were cramping, I was puzzled and thought perhaps I was getting the flu until my period actually started. I think with...
Board: Menopause 10-29-2012, 01:59 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,170
Posted By kittylady
Re: Anyone actually LOSING weight?

I found out on the weekend I lost more weight, but I did not really want to lose any more. I lost 40 pounds since February, (acid reflux followed by panic and loss of appetite).

I have been...
Board: Menopause 10-23-2012, 12:51 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,277
Posted By kittylady
Re: weird aches and pains - Peri? Fibro?

Just checking back in with a sort of update, or maybe just more complaining. :) I still have weird upper back pain, sometimes I wonder whether my esophagus isn't going into spasms because I have...
Board: Menopause 10-16-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By kittylady
Re: Possible Menopause at 21!?

Even 30 would be too young for menopause, let alone 21, if your periods have stopped it is probably due to some hormonal disruption, but I don't think menopause would be possible, personally. I went...
Board: Menopause 10-16-2012, 07:21 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 767
Posted By kittylady
Re: Possible Menopause at 21!?

Hello,

If you haven't had a full blood test (CBC), it might be a good idea to get one. I wonder whether you could have developed thyroid issues (fairly common after giving birth), or whether you...
Board: Menopause 10-09-2012, 02:17 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,257
Posted By kittylady
Unhappy Re: Shakiness, could it be a part of menopause?

I sometimes have a weird feeling, like I've forgotten to breathe. Last day or so I have some burning under my breast bone, my stomach problems seem to keep evolving, they're always different. I had...
Board: Menopause 10-09-2012, 12:03 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 4,257
Posted By kittylady
Re: Shakiness, could it be a part of menopause?

I have seen a lot of references to internal shaking on this site, maybe you could do a search for them...use the "search this board" section at the top right.

I was wondering what they are like,...
Board: Menopause 09-24-2012, 07:42 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 5,277
Posted By kittylady
weird aches and pains - Peri? Fibro?

I am starting to wonder whether I have fibromyalgia, I have a strange pinching sensation around my shoulder blades. These feeling feel like they're on the surface somehow, not deep. Pinching or...
Board: Menopause 09-05-2012, 02:20 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 742
Posted By kittylady
Re: soybabe

hello soybabe,

I had reflux occasionally in the past, now I am having all sorts of upper GI problems, chest pain, upper back pain, acid, etc. I was sure I had an ulcer but I had a negative...
Board: Menopause 09-04-2012, 11:31 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 3,668
Posted By kittylady
Re: Is Mild chest pain from progesterone + DHEA?

One of the side effects of DHEA is heart palpitations, another is abdominal pain. It can be hard to identify the source of abdominal pain, often gastric pain is felt in the chest or even upper back....
Board: Menopause 09-04-2012, 07:57 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,140
Posted By kittylady
Re: I am very worried

One skipped period could be caused by stress, virus, any number of things. As we head towards peri, there are more hormone variations that slowly cause changes in regular cycles. You can be slowly...
Board: Menopause 08-31-2012, 12:14 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 3,799
Posted By kittylady
Re: Uterine Polyps

I'm not post-, but I have one. If you're post-, if there was any uterine bleeding or other symptoms from it, you'd know immediately what was causing it. So maybe you don't need to do anything about...
Board: Menopause 08-31-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,283
Posted By kittylady
Re: Has anyone else experienced this?

I think it's very normal to not want to be alone if you're not feeling well or not feeling yourself.

I have not been feeling well for months, I have various stomach issues and a few weird aches...
Board: Menopause 08-28-2012, 09:44 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 2,482
Posted By kittylady
Re: Cold

late reply for me, I just joined the board, but this thread was still open, so I'm posting! Yes, I have many digestive problems right now, I lost weight, and I'm now much chillier than most people. ...
Board: Menopause 08-28-2012, 09:31 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 941
Posted By kittylady
Re: Menopause... at 31???

Hi, is there any possibility it is thyroid? Some of the symptoms are that of sluggish thyroid, I think, especially feeling cold and thinning hair, dry skin and weight gain. Maybe you could ask for...
Board: Menopause 08-16-2012, 01:54 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By kittylady
Re: recently developed many digestive problems

I think I would agree, my digestion probably slower than it used to be, which I think happens with functional dyspepsia, apparently. I feel really full and bloated sometimes, then a few hours later...
Board: Menopause 08-16-2012, 10:07 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,616
Posted By kittylady
anyone experienced smell sensitivity?

I find smells to be much more overpowering now, does anyone else have a symptom like this? I have a super sensitive nose, never had it before.

I have digestive issues right now, but I'm not sure...
Board: Menopause 08-16-2012, 09:25 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 28,183
Posted By kittylady
Re: Very Late Menopause... 57 and still going

A few months ago, I had heart palpitations that caused me to see stars,(like the kind you get when you hit your elbow "funny bone," and then my vision literally went blue for five seconds or so.
...
Board: Menopause 08-16-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 28,183
Posted By kittylady
Re: Very Late Menopause... 57 and still going

My mother was 56 when she saw her last period. I am 51 and didn't have very many symptoms until pretty recently, so I wonder whether I will be the same. I don't have kids though, maybe it makes a...
Board: Menopause 08-16-2012, 06:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By kittylady
Re: Digestive issues with peri menopause, help!

Hi Martha, were you told what is the cause of your gastritis? Is it due to another health problem? Often gastritis is caused by some medications or other health underlying problems, or so I have...
Board: Menopause 08-15-2012, 01:44 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,370
Posted By kittylady
recently developed many digestive problems

Hi everyone, I am new to this forum, I am 51 and recently developed many digestive problems that I am suffering with daily. My periods are still regular (I mean I get them every month, just not...
Board: Digestive Disorders 07-13-2012, 01:41 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 1,039
Posted By kittylady
Ulcer stories, anyone?

Hello everyone, I'm very new on this site.

Does anyone with experience of an untreated peptic or gastric ulcer find that their symptoms changed a lot? I mean, is the pain always in the same...
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