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    Old 10-18-2010, 04:33 AM   #1
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    Question Menopause, Sticky skin and Hair loss/breakage

    Did you find out anything.I,m having the same problem and i,m in menopause..i just dont see how it could be related?

     
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    Old 11-26-2010, 04:19 PM   #2
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    I am not in menopause yet even though I am 55 I just had hormones checked and mine are still normal. I wanted to say I had the sticky skin problem when I was pregnant years ago. Its such an odd feeling my hair had it to. No matter how much I washed it it was sticky feeling. When I had the baby it went away. Maybe in time as your hormone change again it will go away. The hair stylist told me to rinse my hair in certain parts water and alcohol but I can't remember how much maybe if your hair is feeling sticky also a hair stylist would know wish I could help you more just wanted to say I think its hormones because I had this happen during pregnance not sure what the estrogen levels are during pregnancy.
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    Linda..thansk so much for replying.Ive looked all over the internet and not much is said about it as far as it being hormonal.Ive read about other people having it but as something that just happened to them out of the blue. I really want to think its hormones and dropping estrogen because i have to believe it will someday go away.I mostly feel it in the softer parts of my skin..like the insides of my thighs, inside of my elbows, hands and feet and i feel it more if i am sweating from a hot flash..my hands kinda feel like i have a film on them somtimes and i have to wash them..yes indeed a odd feeling. I,m hoping as my hormones level out it will go away. I dont have the sticky hair thankfully..that would be strange
    Thanks for your reassurance in this..its much appreciated.Hormones..i tell ya!
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    Melanie hi, Yeah so many odd ball things with menopause nothing surprises me. I hope the stickiness disappears and your back to normal soon. I don't have the sticky palms thing but do feel like I can't get clean. Like water isn't as wet as it use to be. I know thats odd too.

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    Funny you should say that about feeling like you cant get clean...its how i feel to.Very strange. Also I,m actually a person who showers everyday and ive had to cut back to every few days and just wash in between because i found it makes my skin prickle and feel sore all over for hours.Its very uncomfortable..its like my skin is shrinking when wet...i know...sounds wierd and crazy but like you i dont put anything past this menopause thing
    Your the first person ive talked to thats had the sticky skin experience though.. so good to know. The one post i read from somebody called sticky Deb was from earlier in the year and i cant get in touch with her to see if it resolved.I hope it did for her. Somedays i dont feel it as much as others so thats why i figure its hormonal otherwise i think it would be around 24/7.
    I,m nearly 1 yr no period now..next month will be my 1 year.Its been a really aweful year i have to say..earlier in the year i could hardly get out of bed.Had to quit my job for 2 months i felt so bad...I,m guessing i breezed through Peri but as soon as my periods stopped all hell broke loose.I think ive had every symptom under the sun. I did find a really nice lady on line who's having a bad time to and we E mail back and forth nearly everyday and she has kept me sane...plus the power surge website.Otherwise id really have thought i was dying of something terrible.Who knew!!!! lol

     
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    I hope in time you will feel better. Just don't put everything to menopause. I had blood work and find I have a very high ANA going for addtional testing on that. Also being checked for insulin problem even though my glucose is normal. Also having a bit of a thyroid difference. I also have low vitamin D and pernicious anemia as well and iron anemia. My hair was falling out and I thought it was all just hormones from being in perimenopause and didn't really check it out until I was having some balder looking spots a freind said she was through menopause and didn't loose her hair and that made me look at other things. I have a lot of odd feeling and symptoms. I also have inner ear disease Ive been struggling with for 20 years and that too kept me from looking at other causes for new or strange things I feel. If you haven't had a good check up think about it. And I didn't get help from my regular GP he did blood work and would always say nothing was to bad except my cholestrol. I finally saw a dermotogist, Endocrinlogist, and rhumetolgist to get more answers.

    It nice you have you have someone your emailing with it does help having someone else with some of the same problems.

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    Hi Linda
    Well i did have pretty much every test the Doc could think of and i also saw a Neurologist and an ENT specialist/Had an MRI and a couple of CT scans of my head (i had sinus infection and then had to have sinus surgery) but otherwise everything ok there.Ive had an ENT conduction test with the Neuro guy..painful..ughhh but he told me my nerves where all fine..brain and nerves talking properly..lol. Ive had gallons of blood taken for just about everything,even heavy metal poisening..and just some abscure thing..Lupus, RA, Sjorns etc. Had my Thyroid tested about 5 times..lol. I was low in Vit d and b12 .So i,m taking those supplements..also Omega 3.The Neuro Doc told me that would help with the aching.I ache so badly . Expecially my fingers and toes in the mornings.
    Ive been to so many Docs its ridiculous...they started to try and tell me i was depressed and needed Anti depressants. I refused.I,m not depressed in that way..I mean i hate feeling bad..lol But because Docs dont find anything they automatically think your anxious or depressed.i honestly dont think they know to much about menoapuse and the havoc it can cause.Like you i have looked into alot of causes but everything comes back negative .My FSH in June was at 110..so even though i had only goen 6 months at that oint no period i was no longer in Peri but in Meno.Go figure.
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    I found the power surge website because i really thought i was dying but its suprising how many women have some really crazy symptoms...it makes you feel less alone at least.

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    Re: Menopause, Sticky skin and Hair loss/breakage

    Linda,you mentioned odd feelings..what kind?
    I seem to run the gammet of odd feelings and sensations..ive had dizzy,buzzing head, tingling, burning kinda bug biting sensations on my skin..sore skin, prickly skin, constipation for a long time but it seems to have passed, i lost alot of weight at the beginning but ive gained it back thankfully. Aching is a bad one for me and i,m going back to the Docs to see if he can suggest anything
    At the beginning i was anxious alot but that has passed to.Hated that feeling. I also had a drunk feeling for several months..thats gone... i tell ya..its crazy!! Fatigue sometimes but wake up all the time feeling hot..then freezing
    Ive never in my life experienced anything so bizzare as this stuff. Ive suffered vertigo,ear stuff since i was a kid but its been worse since meno. They do say whatever you suffered before will be 10x worse in meno.. i can truly say thats right..lol

     
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    Well I have the ear stuff which I know is from nerve damage with vertigo and loss of balance function. I get balance function from my vision now and the feel of the ground under my feet. But the hormone thing is like you said all those kind of skin feelings and over all muscular pain expecially in my neck shoulders and back my feet too. But the odd mental stuff. I get what I call depersonalization like I am outside my body and also this thing where when I try to go to sleep my brain will keep redoing an action over and over. It goes away when I have period don't understand how this is hormonal but I think it is. My balance gets worse when having TOM because my legs feel numb and I just get clumsy. I might have some depression. Even though I don't think I am clinically depressed. The doctors haven't ask me if I want something for depression not sure why. They did use to tell me I needed something when I first had ear problems before I saw a nuero otolaryngologist that diagnosed me. I don't drive and spend most of my time at home. When I had children at home things were better because I could keep busy with them. Of course I wasn't having hormone problems when they were around so not sure how I would feel if I had to take care of small children now. I haven't worked in years so that I don't have any feelings about. Did you mean the doctor said your pain would get better from taking omega 3? I don't take that but here and there. I thought maybe taking vitamin d I would feel less pain.

     
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    well ive been taking the Vit D now for about 4 months and no change.I was told i was low but the Neuro guy told me most of the population is low in D. He told me Omega 3 helps but i,m not consistent with it.. I hate the large pills.. I should try and take it regularly to see if it helps me.
    Ive always had the ear stuff and vertigo since i started my periods at 14.. Didnt used to get it but once or twice a year if that..as ive gotten older i get it more frequently and expecally now i,m in meno..so i think for me its hormonal.Sometimes i would have full ears..sometimes not. I used to think i had meniers but was never todl i did..
    Ive also had the depersonilization feeling..being out of myself.. very strange.My mum todl me she had it alot in meno..she also would get terrible headaches.I dont get those luckily...My mum had a really aweful meno to.
    When i started all of this my aching was bad in my shoulders and neck area..thats faded for the most part but i ache now in my hands,feet, legs. I,m gonna make a Docs app just to see if its anything i should worry over..I,m always saying "oh its just meno" but it may not be.Just tired of Doctors.Ive never been so much in my life as i have this past year.
    I, m like you.I dont know how i would manage with small children so thankfully mine are grown.I did have my grandchild stay with me for about 6 months..it was aweful because i was at my worst those months and just couldnt think straight..he was 18 months at the time and i just couldnt entertain him so thankfully i dont have small children full time.
    I had eye problems at the beginning of this but had a full work up with an Optomologist and i had nothing but slight dry eye..i was for sure i needed bi foculs..i still get blurry on occasion.I have a friend that has the vision problems terribly and has had all kinds of tests and they have found nothing..do hormones really disrupt us so much..its really crazy isnt it.I had a hard time at the beginning trying to convince myself it was hormonal...my mum kept telling me it was..Shes in England (i,m in Texas) and we would web cam for hours..me just sobbing that there was something dreadfully wrong..her and my step dad telling me its hormones. My poor mum..74 yrs old and listening to me everyday saying i was dying. And i was for sure i was..i even told my hubby i wasnt going to be around at the end of the year..well here i am..alive and still kicking..all be it painfully..lol
    Well i suppose i should try the Omega 3 and take it everyday so i can see if it works..the neuro guy sid he took it faithfully everyday to..he said to take between 4and 8 a day.. I cant take 8 for sure...lol,He said to freeze them if they give you the fishy burps and it stops it a little.My mother in law said she takes them in a coated form and they are better than the gels
    I take a dropeful of B12 everyday I was at 225 when i first got tested...dont know why.I thought it may account for all the tingling stuff i get but its up to normal nwo and i still get wierd feelings.I todl my hubby if he had to endure one day on my worst days he would be in the back yard digging a hole to throw himself into..lo lMen just dont know .
    I,m thankfully back to work.I work form home doing grooming so all my clients came back.It was hard to get goign again but i,m doing ok and for the most part if makes me forget how i feel when i get busy but i have days where i coudl really just stay in bed
    How long have you been enduring all of this..are you in peri? I,m definately meno but ive been worse since my periods stopped...way worse. I never really had to much going on in peri

     
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    You and I seem so much a like its kind of spooky. I have the vision stuff. I get a film over my eyes and can't see through it didn't get that before that I know of. Its been going on for about 10 years. I started getting night sweats when I was around 44 or so. I really thought I would be through menopause by now. I don't know what my mom would have done she had a hystorectomy when she was 40. She passed away in 2008 of lung cancer it was really though in her brain to. My father passed away from the same thing in 2000 both of them were about 70 but she was 7 years younger than him. They were heavy smokers. I miss her so much. I use to talk to her everyday. She made me laugh we had the same sense of humor. I have 3 sisters but don't see them or talk to them but once in a blue moon they are busy and work and all that. My older sister said she went through menopause aboubt a year and a half ago. She is about a year older than me so maybe I am going to soon. Other sisters one had hystorectomy the other not gone through it yet but she is 5 years younger than me. My vitamin b12 was about 280 doctor said it should be over 400 to be really good did a check for perinious anemia had that. I got shots for a while but it affected my ears so I stopped and now I take a sublingual a couple times a week because it will give me loud tinnitus i have tinnitus anyway but seems if my b level get really high it gets louder. Doctor said it could happen because I thought it seemed unlikely. I am feeling that emotional hormone stuff today and been kind of snippy with my husband I need to check myself but its hard to do. We don't have a physical relationship any longer haven't for at least 10 years. We seem to have grown apart and the menopause really creeps in and I have to keep my mouth shut. I try to watch a movie that lifts my spirits and helps me feel happy. And readjust my attitude until it passes. I lived in Fort worth and amarillo growing up my father was in the military.
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    I have the Tinntinus to.It did go away for awhile after taking the B12 for about 2 weeks but its back.Ive had it since March. I,m wonderign if it may be form to much B12 as you say. I wanted to go get my levels tested again but the Doc told me there was no need..so how do i know if i,m to high now. I have kinda cut back on the sublinguel.I only take it a few times a week now.I did just have my hearign tested as i knew i had hearing loss. Its moderate but hearing aids cost upwards of $1000 each so it will have to wait. I used to work for QVC in Custoemr Service for 11 yrs so i,m sure that didnt help my hearing
    Wow! 10 yrs..thats a long time. Is it 10 yrs of moderate stuff or have you felt pretty bad for 10 yrs?? Looking back i probably started having symptoms when i was 40 or so..slight tingling in feet when i stepped out of bed..kinda hobbled for a few minutes then it would go away. Aching joints,The hot flashes id say ive had for a few years but not as bad as now. My sleep is really disrupted.I wake up several times a night .Cant think of the last time i slept all the way through. My periods went haywire i guess 2 yrs ago until last December.I bled the whoel month and hten nothing since
    I just hate this skin thing.I guess i could cope pretty well otherwise.I havnt been tingling quite so bad lately but i think it cycles
    I have a friend who breezed through all of this with just a few hot flashes..ughhhhhh Although she did have breast cancer this year and had a double masectomy and re construction..so none of us seem to get away with everything,Its been a rotten yr i must say.
    So did your sticky skin last your whole pregnancy? Its the weirdest feeling. Scares me sometimes and other times i try not to focus on it.I use talc alot now..it kinda stops it a little.

     
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    Hey I think the skin things started when I was about 4 months pregnant. I had it worse on my hair than on my hands or feet. Now I have really more skin stuff like feeling sticky. But not on my hands more just my body in general and yet to look at my skin its dry. Not sure what goes on. I have the sleep problem very bad and I have alot of night sweats and hot flashes especially a few days befor TOM and for the week after wards.

    They checked my B12 after I started getting shots. Then I told them I wanted to use the sublingual and they checked me while using those so I could see how high my number was. I don't know why they wouldn't check it for you. Maybe tell the doctor your having tinnitus and you think its from the B12 of course he might not think thats it. Some don't know everything. I actually ask my ear doctor about the B12 don't know if regular GP would have known it caused tinnitus or not.

    I guess its good your finally through menopause. I don't know how long the sticky skin thing might last for you. My hair problem with being sticky went away pretty soon after labor. And my skin returned to normal. This I have going on now where I feel kind of clammy and sticky has been awhile. I feel like when I take a shower I need to wash and wash. But I am clean my skin is dry the doctor said I need to use moisturizer but I don't because that make me feel hotter and wierd. I am having to use cortisone creams to because of red areas but I think its from taking to many showers and feeling I need to wash. I don't have the hand thing where my hands are feeling really sticky. I think I know what your feeling but maybe your having it to a greater degress than I do. Sometimes I feel like I just walked into a spider web feeling also when I haven't but thats not as often. I really sound like a nut. Hope yours goes away.

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    Wow Linda.Your really the first person i can really identify with..I cant use moisturizer either because it doeant seem to absorb..makes me feel sticky and yukky. I also never feel really clean anymore..its just to wierd. I hope its not a life long thing,that would be aweful. My skin is dry to.What ive started to do is when i,m in the shower i will put some body wash on the scrunchi and then some Vitamin E oil or baby oil..then wash with both at the same time..rince off and then towel dry and then i feel like i,m a little moisturized but not overly and i,m not so dried out.I cant use the oils straight on my skin so i have to combine it...it helps so maybe try that..then i stand in front of a fan to get really dry. I tell ya..the things we think of!!
    Thanks so much for listenign to me and answerign me.Youve been a life saver.I ve talked to women who had lots of otehr things but never this sticky, dry skin stuff and lots of the wierd skin feelings.
    I see your in Florida.I lived in Fort Walton Beach for a year back in the late 80s.Its close to Pensecola.Hvae ot say it was my first experience in teh States and i didnt liek it..i made my hubby get an assignment back to England..lol. It was like an older community and nothing to do except go to the beach which became pretty old. I,m sure now theres alot more going on down there.Plus i didnt drive at teh time and had a young baby so i just felt stuck.

     
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    Hey Florida has a lot of retired people in all the cities same here espeically in years ago. Its ok here I just can't find good doctor in this city not that small but no one seems to care or is up to date on treatment.

    I liked Texas but was a child and its different as a child.

    I hope i have helped ease your mind a little with the skin stuff. I hope we all get rid of these odd things when our hormones calm down. It would be sad to go the rest of our life with these feelings. Just one goes away another one pops up.

    take care Linda

     
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