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    Old 02-16-2004, 08:04 PM   #1
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    I think I may be peri menopausal, please tell me so if you know

    Hi,

    I have posted on other boards in here about other things but have really been looking on this board for quite some time but wasn't sure if I am peri menopausal or not.

    I have been getting heart palpitations for about 6 months off and on, I get night sweats about 2 times a week.

    I kept having panic attacks or anxiety attacks but maybe it is all peri menopausal, I don't know though.

    I have been getting headaches off and on maybe a little more than usual, my periods sometimes are light and sometimes heavy. I have been having like arthritis pains in my knee, hip and shoulder area, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

    I don't know if I should go to the doctor and see if it is or just deal with it, I know there won't be too much that a doctor can do other then tell me I have it or not.

    And now comes to if I don't have peri menopause. There must be something wrong with me. Now for the last 2 weeks I have been having alot of jumping muscles in my arms and my one index finger it is driving me crazy. I am thirsty all of the time if that is a symptom of peri menopause.

    I hope you are not all bored with my post but, some of us females like me, feel like they are going to go crazy if they don't get any answers or any kind of information leading to this crazy thing.

    By the way I am only 34 can this happen at such an early age?

    Thanks,

    Grace

     
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    Old 02-17-2004, 09:41 AM   #2
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    Re: I think I may be peri menopausal, please tell me so if you know

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    Originally Posted by troubledchild
    Hi,

    I have posted on other boards in here about other things but have really been looking on this board for quite some time but wasn't sure if I am peri menopausal or not.

    I have been getting heart palpitations for about 6 months off and on, I get night sweats about 2 times a week.

    I kept having panic attacks or anxiety attacks but maybe it is all peri menopausal, I don't know though.

    I have been getting headaches off and on maybe a little more than usual, my periods sometimes are light and sometimes heavy. I have been having like arthritis pains in my knee, hip and shoulder area, but I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

    I don't know if I should go to the doctor and see if it is or just deal with it, I know there won't be too much that a doctor can do other then tell me I have it or not.

    And now comes to if I don't have peri menopause. There must be something wrong with me. Now for the last 2 weeks I have been having alot of jumping muscles in my arms and my one index finger it is driving me crazy. I am thirsty all of the time if that is a symptom of peri menopause.

    I hope you are not all bored with my post but, some of us females like me, feel like they are going to go crazy if they don't get any answers or any kind of information leading to this crazy thing.

    By the way I am only 34 can this happen at such an early age?

    Thanks,

    Grace
    Hi Grace,
    There are so many peri-meno/menopausal symptoms that are so similar to other conditions that it is hard to confirm what a person really has. When I first started feeling bad, I went to more drs.than I ever did in my lifetime - only to be told everything was fine (which is a good thing), but because of my age and my periods have been irregular, it was likely that I was peri-meno. I have had similar symptoms on/off -- heart palps, anxiety, night sweats, headaches, muscle aches, neck/shoulder/hip pain. I don't think being extremely thirsty is a symptom.

    I recommend you go see your dr., have a complete blood test, urine test to make sure things check out. Good luck ! and try not to worry!!

    Molly

     
    Old 02-18-2004, 06:37 PM   #3
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    Hi Grace,
    There are so many peri-meno/menopausal symptoms that are so similar to other conditions that it is hard to confirm what a person really has. When I first started feeling bad, I went to more drs.than I ever did in my lifetime - only to be told everything was fine (which is a good thing), but because of my age and my periods have been irregular, it was likely that I was peri-meno. I have had similar symptoms on/off -- heart palps, anxiety, night sweats, headaches, muscle aches, neck/shoulder/hip pain. I don't think being extremely thirsty is a symptom.

    I recommend you go see your dr., have a complete blood test, urine test to make sure things check out. Good luck ! and try not to worry!!

    Molly



    Molly,

    Thank you so much for responding to me. If this is peri menopause it can leave my body as fast as it came, lol.

    I don't like the way it makes me feel. It feels like my body just does it's own thing anymore and I can't control it. What sucks is that I am still young but what is nice about it if I do have it is that I don't have to worry about a monthly cycle.

    I have been really grouchy lately too and I just found out that was another sign.

    I will definitely call my doctor and make an appt because I know it can be anything.

    Thanks again,

    Grace

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    Old 02-18-2004, 06:39 PM   #4
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    Sorry all about the last post but I went back in to change the size and it wouldn't let me.

    Sorry for killing your eyes, lol.

     
    Old 02-18-2004, 07:15 PM   #5
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    Re: I think I may be peri menopausal, please tell me so if you know

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    Sorry all about the last post but I went back in to change the size and it wouldn't let me.

    Sorry for killing your eyes, lol.
    Grace,
    My symtpoms started in August of 2003 with panic/anxiety attacks. I have had several blood test a Ct scan of the brain, two thyroid test. I just could not be convinced that it was something like hormones. I was so worried I had some termainal illness that we were overlooking. I am now seeing and OB/GYN/Endocrinologist. She did blood work on me to test my progesterone level and the result was 1. I am not sure what normal should be but I know 1 has got to be bad! She diagnoised me as having a hormone imbalance. She has prescribed natural progesterone cream for me at 150 ml a day days 14 through the start of my next cycle. I am on my second round and I have seen some improvement. My GP gave me Paxil CR at my request because I had heard from someone on this board and other people it had less side effects. It is an anti-depressant that should help with my low serotonin level. All I can tell you is a hormone imbalance can screw up your whole system! Sometimes you think you are dying, but you are not. My sugesstion is go to your doctor get a complete blood work up with hormone level checks and go from there. It really helps to rule out things that are bothering you. Then you can get to the root of the problem and get to work on getting better. Here's to better days ahead for you!
    Penny

     
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