Can Menopause come with Psychological Effects such as Brain Zaps and Brain Fog?

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My mother is 49 years old. Since August 2017, her life changed. It started with swelling in her right foot. At the time, she went to the doc about it. Some tests were done for her organs but everything was ok. The swelling went down on its own without any aid.

Coincidentally, around that same time, her menopausal symptoms began. Initially she felt extreme fatigue and dizziness. She even fainted one night and was admitted at hospital and dismissed following morning. She had been to the doc prior to fainting and her iron level results came back as 11. Normal is 14 and the doc revealed that 11 was ok in women. They put her on iron supplements regardless.

Then I can remember psychological changes in her. She is currently feels the following:

-Brain zaps which can awaken her during sleep.

-Brain fog: Wakes up out of nowhere feeling confused.

-Numbness in Face, Shoulder,

-Ears sometimes hurts.

-Ringing in ears

-Eye pain and dry eyes

-Frequent nightmares


Also, these symptoms intensify closer to her period. 2 times now prior to her period, she woke up seeing ALL white. It scares her so much, making her fear going to sleep every night.

She has done CAT scan and MRI and they don't reveal anything. FSH levels come back normal. But I read that FSH can show normal during perimenopause??

Any other women experiencing same?

I am so scared for her and feel like no medical professional is able to help.

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    Additionally, I should mention that she feels extremely hot and sweats a lot one minute and then extremely cold the other minute.

    She also describes a feeling in her brain as if her brain is being pushed around in her head.

    She has also been to psychiatrist who prescribed her with Xanax thay she takes sometimes to feel calm.

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    Hi darl sorry to hear about your mum but yes this is all part of menapause I’m afraid. I’ve had all the same symptoms and any more. I have gone onto hrt patches, and they have helped. Hope this helps you and your mum x
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    She should visit her gynecologist who may prescribed a low dose birth control pill or hrt. Either way she is needing something to help her cope with the symptoms. She can also try the alternative route, like taking macca , or DIM, or Dr. Bach's. Chances they'll work is 50/50, except for the Macca that works to calm the sweats, and helps regulate body temperature. Hope this helps.

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    It’s so crazy all the symptoms that go along with perimeno. I was convinced I had a horrible disease. But yes, these are all a part of it. Unreal, right? You’re such a great daughter to be concerned about her. Google the 66 symptoms of perimeno and you’ll see most of what your mom has. But there are more than that as well. If she’s had all the tests and nothing is coming up then you should know that she will be ok. XO
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