Feeling faint at night

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I’ve been having frightening symptoms of feeling faint and passed out completely on one occasion. I do have low blood pressure and understand that menopause can make this even lower. I am 49 and have had this for two years now, it’s getting worse. Dizziness when driving, and have had to pull over, followed by feeling hot and weak.    Several times I have woken at night feeling faint and dizzy, head pounding, this is extremely frightening. I am fit and well and look after myself, these symptoms are very frustrating, frightening and debilitating. I would like to know if anyone has had the same please? I have the other usual meno symptoms of hair thinning, facial hair, flushes at night and irregular  periods. But the fainting is frightening. 

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    Hi salzzone I get the dizziness but never passed out yet. It's very frightening. Mine have calmed down by going on hrt but rescue now and then x

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    Hi... Yes, I have exact same symptoms! It is vert frightening, but am huessubg it's down to fluctuating hormones?

    I too find it very debilitating and question whether it is normal perimenopause symptoms..

    Have you spoken to a doctor or menopause specialist?

    I've noticed that I'm more troubled around time of my period. It's awful. I can't take heat or hot weather and makes me feel more weak and faint. Very frustrating.

    I'm sure there are plenty more women out there experiencing same symptoms as us.

    Hope this had reassured you x

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      I also have low blood pressure which has been made worse at times through perimenopause. Not vert nice but not alot we can do about it.

      Rest, don't push yourself, drink plenty of water are what I keep hearing.

      Maybe use something for support when out and about.

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    I was the same has you .was told it was my blood pressure that had dropped you must always carry with you a bottle of water.
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    Hi Salzzone

    I've had exactly the same. Its a horrible feeling and it is like when you are relaxed and falling asleep, your body feels as if something is wrong as goes into shock mode. I recently went to GP as I had the same feelings and had to have sugar at 3am so I had a big bowl of porridge. All bloods were done and just fine. 

    The heart races, you feel breathless and you are about to faint.

    I am 47 and it is scary but I am 4 years going through this now and you think you are getting past it and something happens again. Hang tight. It is a rough ride but you are not alone as many of us are going through the same. Check in here and share as this has been an enormous help to me. The ladies in here have been great. Many blessings to you there!! CK 

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    Hello salzzone I too have lost w blood pressure and a low sugar level which I think contributes to me feeling I could pass out but it’s more through the day than at night for me. I’ve been in menopause for 3yrs now but it did start in peri about 6yrs ago . It’s so scary when I’m on work , shopping or driving so I’ve stopped going very far and only go on small shops.  Like you I can wake to a pounding head quite often which is debilitating . Iv had the majorety of the symptoms and still got some but the fainting/ off balance feeling is the worse for me and the daily headaches. I’m afraid I have no answers for you as to help you feel better but just wanted to reply to you and support you that your not alone and try not to be frightened of this feeling. Sending you a comforting hug x
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    Omg going through the same thing and had an epsisode last night . I’m on the BHRT 3 weeks and thought it was something to do with that ? However if you’re not on it ?

    This is HELL!! 

    I get faint dizzy pressure in my head ... looked in mirror was white as a ghost . 

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    Thankyou ladies  for all of your replies, it’s reassuring that my symptoms although extreme are normal. I never wanted to try Hrt as I thought excercise and good diet would see me through, but I fear I can’t stand this much longer, I’ve been up since 4am after waking with the feeling of going to faint, that’s how I found the website through the early hours of the morning. Thankyou all xxx 
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      I too never wanted to go on HRT and after doing some research it appears they can have the same side effects as we’r experiencing now so it’s a no no for me but I’m sure some women must benefit from them. I’ve not had a bad day today I’ve managed to go to the shop without feeling I will faint whilst in a queue, so because I’ve had a sort of normal day I feel ok. I’m now hoping that when I go to bed I actually sleep and when I wake tomorrow I feel ok again and can through work. I just take each day as it comes and cherish any day I have that’s good. I’m off for a lovely bubble bath now then to bed so good night from me to where ever  you are in the world. Hope you all have a better day tomorrow x
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    EXACTLY what I go through! Haven't fainted from it yet, but have thrown up a few times. Nauseated most all the time. Started cbd oil which has REALLY helped. Seeing my gyn next week, and requesting HRT. I am hopeful that will put an end to the debilitating symptoms! Glad to know we're not alone in this.

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    I had this happen last night. I woke up to go to the bathroom and I was so dizzy and nauseated. I kept falling to the side.  I had to sit down to get my balance back before making it to the bathroom. I have been peri for about 6 years and its getting worse instead of better. I used to feel bad two weeks before my monthly and real good after and now its all the time. I feel like I will never get done with this nightmare. I tried HRT and it made me so sick that I had to stop. I am now in the depths of despair. I feel for you. Hopefully this is one of those many symptoms that start quickly and go away before long just to have another take its place. All I can say is try to stay positive. there are good days and bad days. Its lovely being a woman. 
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