Fatigue for no reason

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Hi....just another symptom I think but it worries me anyway. Does anybody else have days where you are just exhausted for no reason. Today I have felt spacy, tired, palps, achy ribs to touch. I just feel no energy at all and I shouldn't be tired. Its the sort of allover fatigue...I lay down to have a nap but I am not sleepy tired if that makes sense?

I have heard of 'crashing fatigue' in peri...is this it?

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    That is exactly how I felt yesterday Janine. Ribs ached so much couldn't wear a bra or sports bra top. Palpitations and thumpy heartbeat.Breathless. Had to keep sitting down for a rest. And I lose concentration, wandering around wondering what I was doing. We've had hot weather, amazingly, and I blamed that. But thinking its probably hormones/peri symptons now.  I feel like I want to do so much but then my body won't let me.
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      Hi Maisie...thanks for replying. Yes its horrible. I have to keep sitting down and getting palps as well. And I hate wearing any bra as it feels claustrophobic and makes my ribs ache. Its not all the time but when I have it I feel so horrible. I live in qld australia and tonight its 80% humidity at 6.50pm. And tomorrow is meant to be 30°C. And this is winter sad

      Supposed to be our hottest yet...just my luck

      Can I please visit someone who lives somewhere cold for....say....the next 10 years or so lol smile

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    Yes, Janine, this is a common symptom when peri. I get it for a day in the middle of my cycle, and usually the day I have my period. It just creeps up on me from nowhere. One minute I'm about my usual business, then within 10 minutes I'm curled up on the sofa, under a blanket, not being able to move. Fun, isn't it (not)?
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      Hi Louise....yes thats the strange part. I can work in the garden all day and have energy to burn (although not as often nowadays)....and then other days I am so exhausted I feel like I must have a serious illness...and it just comes randomly oyt of nowhere. I am normally a pretty active person and rarely have sick days... but peri has changed all that!...take care...thanks for answering smile
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    Crashing fatigue is common in peri. I get it quite often and it is scary. I could be fine one minute and then next I really need to lye down. It can be scary when it comes on so quick. I try to nap but only sleep for like 10 to 20 minutes, then my body will jolt awake. It's quite nerving.
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      Hi Jamie...I have heard of it as a symptom but it really is just that....crashing fatigue. It scares me because I think..oh no have i got a heart problem....but then the next day it will go away again. My husband doesn't really understand that when I say I am tired its not just normal tired....its lie down and cry tired. Thanks for answering..take care x
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      You are right, it is not a normal tired. Its like pure exhaustion and you have to close your eyes. It gets my anxiety going because I automatically think something is seriously wrong with me.
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    Fatgiue... yes I'm with you on that Janine.

    I've had this going on since January and another dreadful night last night with agonising stabbing pain in my side and also in my pelvis (almost where my ovaries are....)   kept me awake all night.  Months of no sleep really does take its toll on women and with the anxiety on top.. well its a cocktail for disaster really.. 

    I'm having the laparoscopy end of next week which I'm dreading, but they have to look inside with all the discomfort and pain I'm getting now day in day out  and this current period is probably the worst i've ever had in my life.  They have to look and see. Worried sick !!

    The gyne thinks I'm hitting the change at 44  but there is more to it. You do not get pain like this with the change..surely??!!!

    So many women out there are suffering daily and this forum site proves how bad it is.  I'm sick of looking at doctors in the face with blank expressions on their faces.  You really have to fight to be heard and I've fought like mad to make sure i'm seen urgently for the Lap. 

     

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      Hi Caroline....have you had any ultrasounds to check for kidney stone? I only ask because mine presented with lower left ovary pain. I had no back or flank pain at all.

      Another time I had repeated pain in my pelvic area and left ovary. I had transvaginal ultrasound etc and they couldn't find anything. I kept getting attacks at night for a year....I started thinking I had the big C. I ended up in emergency boxing day am having emergency appendectomy.

      Both times the doctors couldnt find anything and I didn't have classic signs. I hope all goes well with laparoscopy. Fingers crossed....thanks for answering and let me know how you go x

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      Hi Janine

      I've had ultrasounds and transvaginal US also.. I've had a CT scan.  They found nothing apart from ovarian cysts which have been popping up and then disappearing for the last few months, aswell as all my urine/bladder frequency and pain symptoms.

      I've had right sided loin/flank pain for 3 months  rolleyes   They have checked the scans and can not see any stones and say kidney function looks normal as does the bladder.

      There is more to it. It isn't just down to perimenopause.. no way.  all my symptoms are combined and have been horrendous for the last few days when my period finally started. The stabbing pain waking me in the night and literally it takes my breath away.

      The Lap is next week to check out if there is more happening and then I am seeing a urologist and it looks like I might be having a camera in the bladder in the next few weeks also... but to be honest, even though I'm having bladder symptoms and have had one bladder infection (ecoli) since January.... I am convinced its not actually the bladder causing me alll the issues. Its something else.  I also get almost contractions when I want a bowel movement (sorry..!!)  and sometimes pains going into my legs/thighs and vaginal pain before a period.

      This has all been getting worse since I became unwell January

       The estregen vaginal cream and Vagifem the Gyne gave me only made all symptoms worse  so i had to stop using them.

      I;m praying it isn't a sign of endometriosis.... a few people have mentioned this to me.

      x

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      Actually Caroline...now that you mention it I have pains going down into my thighs..like contractions when my period starts now. I have never had painful periods since my teens...but starting to now.

      I read it can be a sign of endometriosis as well. I hope you get some answers from your tests....like you said you know when something isn't right. I have heard cysts can be quite painful...maybe its related to that? Keep in touch and hope all goes well x

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      Now that you said that, when I have my period now, they are shorter and lighter but very very painful. I get stabbing pains in my side down by the ovaries, pains in my thighs, butt, and vagina (sorry it's so graphic). I have never had pains like this before just cramps. Now the cramps feels like someone is literally twisting my uterus with their bare hands. Its awful.
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      Hi Jamie.. well this is what I have going on right now and 'stabbing' is the word !!  I also get a pulling/gnawing sensation on my right side loin. Today stabbing pains where I'd say ovaries are...and the rest.

      As I say, my symptoms have been on since end of January  hence the reason its been escalated now and the laparoscopy is end of next week.

      I've been admitted to hospital twice with severe stabbing pains and the rest and was on morphine.. very scary experience for someone that usually is fit and healthy.

      My period last time was shorter and lighter  and the one prior to that lasted 3 weeks ! !!!

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      I'm sorry you are going through that. I know why you mean by scary. I had two hospital stays for the racing heart. The first time I was diagnosed with dehydration, bladder infection and low potassium, the second time was low potassium. They ran all kinds of tests and scans and all came back fine. They tested the kidneys and the heart and all was well. It was truly scary that it just came out of no where. Sad thing is i still dont have concrete answers as to why the potassium kept depleting. My aunt told me to look into peri and low behold the adrenals can mess with the potassium. Ive had ultrasounds of lady parts and all seem to look well. Still no concrete answers to why my period is extremely painful. When i said the periods have changed the doc said it was because i lost so much weight so quickly and not concerned at all. I have so many symptoms it's pathetic but keep coming up with nothing. I love the fact that it's nothing seriously wrong but still feel at times that something is and docs are missing it. I just went off my cycle and feel weird today. I just feel at a a standstill and thinking I am going to feel this horrible all the time?
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      I've lost over a stone and its due to the stress and worry over all of this. They have done blood tests, CT scan, ultrasounds etc  and they come up with nothing, the only thing which did show up is ovarian cysts. There was one on the left which vanished and then one on the right appeared a few weeks back, that has also vanished. For all I know it could be back though.  

      Perhaps you should be referred and go see a gynecologist. My gyne is doing my lap for me next week and I am scared silly about it rolleyes

      As I'm typing this my right side is gnawing again and my pelvis stabbing...

      x

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      I've had tests done by the gyne and still no concrete answers. Its nerving. She just keeps telling me it's anxiety, and maybe I need talk to a therapist. She says it may be peri but bloods are not reliable at that time and I'm still having regular periods even though they have changed.
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      I know how difficult it is to get yourself heard. This has been an eyeopener to me, it really has. Dealing with the NHS and various doctors all with blank expressions on their faces??   You really have to push it to get answers.

      I'm actually having the Lap done at a private hospital nearby...although under the NHS.  The Gyne works at private and NHS hospitals throughout the area and gave me the option where I could have it done.. its a more relaxed atmosphere... well if thats possible to be relaxed on the day. I will be literally having kittens on the spot I think.

      Scared silly  as never had anything done before in all my 44 years.

      If you feel something is WRONG for sure.. then you must push it.. as stressful as it is.  I know my body.. as I'm sure you do... and this has to be sorted out properly once and for all.  All I want is an ANSWER... !!!!

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      Oh yeah. I know what you mean. After do much poking and prodding and numerous visits and bloods, all come back normal. I'm just keeping myself together and working on me to make sure I stay healthy. I have days where I feel great so I hang onto those.
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      Hi Caroline. Laparoscopy is not too bad and I am a complete wuss. It wasnt too painful after but as they pumped me full of air to get the camera round easier, it was a bit windy afterwards!!! At the time I was 32 ish and had stabbing pains in my right hand side. Didnt find anything wrong and put my mind at ease. Hope it all goes OK. X
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      thanks Carole smile

      I am dreading it, have been in so much pain and discomfort for a few months now, so naturally I am scared stiff.  Total wuss as never had anything done before, so no doubt I'll be balling my eyes out when I turn up at hospital.

      Keep you posted.. and thanks again X

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      Tell me, is it literally like being knocked out and then waking instantly wondering what the hell went on??

      I have problems sleeping at the moment, well for months now... so it makes me wonder how on earth I will actually be knocked out ?!!!

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