Aged 46. Is it perimenopause?

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Severe pressure headaches,anxiety and depression.Tinnutus,weak legs,balance problems,acid reflux,hyper sensitive,can't get any sleep 😕

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    it does to me. Ive suffered all those and more. Im 48. Been in perimenopause eight years. Im currently four months without a period.

    Hang on in there x

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    I'm 40 years old and just started Peri but I am going through EVERYTHING you just described! I've been to the emergency room twice just last week because of anxiety attacks back to back! They had to put me on hydroxyzine just to stop them but I'm not stressed or anything so I know its just peri
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      Hi Michelle,

      ​Yep its all to do with being peri.... I have had all that you mentioned.  I have had panic attacks, awful low moods, feelings of doom. bloating.  With panic attacks you just have to remember to try and control your breathing.  Basically with over breathing you flooding your body with too much air so then that makes you feel like you cannot breath as your body is trying to get rid of it.  I heard a good technique to hold your breath and count to 6 and then release it gradually slows you down and the paniky feeling should ease.  I am 51 and was told last year im peri.  I take magnesium ok (wellwoman), vit B & Agnus Castus and try to eat a fairly healthy balanced diet and incorporate some plant based photyestrogen foods and exercise (yoga) is good.  I have had all that you have, called an ambulance in the middle of the night thinking i was dying, felt like i couldnt breath.  Felt a complete tit afterwards mind! as it was all in my head or hormones!!!! It is all part of it unfortuantely, it does affect us in different ways, but we do all seem to get the same anxiety/depression/panic attack symptoms.  I think we just all have to find a way of dealing with it and something that suits us be it HRT or whatever.  Im trying to do the natural way and have ups and downs every day. xxx

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      Hi Michelle,

      HRT has stopped my panic attack and palpitations, I think one causes the other then it leaves you feeling weak and breathless.

      I didn't take HRT for that reason but a lovely surprise in the first weeks of feeling 'odd and floopy' I thought oh no another weird symptom when it first happened then realised I was so used to feeling on edge all the time that feeling normal again felt a little odd.

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      I think I will try it. Got an appointment with doctor next week. Do you know how long these awful mixture of symptoms take to wear off. I'm 46 and been perimenopause for quite a few years but the last 3 months has been something else.
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      Hi Michelle,

      I had a big improvement in depression and anxiety within 2 weeks.

      Then at 6 to 8 weeks almost gave up because I had a return of some symptoms nausea bad taste and felt yuk then for a week or so the things became transient like they started in early peri. By week ten I felt good again and the taste went away, I had had it to varying degrees for so long I didn't think that would ever go.

      So now I do have better days but a bad day now would have been a good day 5 months ago.

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    I too suffer from all the above, aside from depression, I do have low mood at certain times during my cycle though. The tinnitus, balance and dizziness problem is by far my worst symptom, frightens me half to death. Try a good quality women's vitamin and plenty of water. I take omeprazole for the reflux which again is worse around my period. As for sleep, I could kill for a decent nights sleep. So you're not alone. I'm not a doctor (but for what it's worth you'll get better advice and more support on here than in any doctors surgery) but it does sound like peri symptoms. Hope you are feeling better soon x
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    Sounds like peri to me. I'm 39 I've had or have all those symptoms except for the depression. I get the feelings of doom though. All seems to get worse around the time of my cycle.
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      Hormones are a big part of our body function . I have the racing heart also. It scares me to no end. I get the shaky weak legs, anxiety, indegestion, gas, feeling like I can't breathe, night sweats, inside body tremors and buzzing, dry itchy crawly skin, and much more. So you are definitely not alone.
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      It's awful isn't it. I am debating whether to go on HRT. I want to be like my old self before my kids leave home to spend time with them. They must think I'm a misery. The crawling feeling is strange, there are so many symptoms isn't there? I realise now I must have been going through this for a few years.
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      Yup. I have too. If you need HRT then try it. I know what you mean about spending time with your kids. It's hard but I try to push through when it comes to them. They always asking am I ok and I feel bad at times. So definitely try all you can to help yourself for your kids.
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