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I've been having a bit of a hard time. I'll give you alittle info about me, I'm 53, I am hypothyroid, have recently been diagnosed with migraine associated vertigo (MAV), have health anxiety and GAD. Alittle aboutthe MAV, I have dizziness on most day sometimes all day, it feels like I'm rocking on a boat or bobbing in the water, it comes with headaches, neck pain and upper shoulder pain on both sides of the body. Its an awful thing to have because you are dizzy, off balance, tired, headaches, anxiety comes with it as part of the disorder. During perimeno I was a complete wreck, my panic and anxiety was off the charts, this is when the health anxiety started, I started peri when I was 46 and that lasted for about 2.5 yrs. Then things settled down.
When I went into full meno about 4 years ago my last period was 3 yrs ago, I was so so for about a yr after last period then the hot flashes started, they weren't so bad, but in the past 1.5 - 2 yrs they ahve increased and lately become must worse. I tried HRT but it makes things so much worse. Now I have them a few times a day with much increased sweating sometime I have to wipe my chest and upper stomache with a cloth and my forhead gets drenched. Does anyone have this with hot flashes? My night sweats are causing drenching at times followed by freezing, do anyone have this? THis can happen a couple of time during the night, does anyone else have them more than once with freezing thing?
I'm also noticing more that before the hot flash I will feel the dizzy off balance coming on then increasing with the hot flash. i've read dizziness can come with the hot flash. Does anyone feel it before the flash and worsening during the flash?
Of course my anxiety can get pretty bad because of all of this. I've noticed more and more I don't want to go out much and when I do I just want to rush thru whtever I'm doing, like standing in line at a store, I want to run out, I don't like doing things I used to. I know with the MAV and it causing anxiety, I have more than one thing going on, so I guess the mixture could be making it all worse. I have tried meds but I've had such bad problems with them I quit trying them. I do take xanax when I need to, but that only about once or twice a week if I need to.
I really hoped that after 3 yrs of no period the meno when be about over, but it doesn't seem that way. My gyno has told me the hormone levels can continue to drop for years and the hot flashes can last up to 15 yrs. Its all so confusing.
I'm seeing a psychologist about the anxiety and hoping that will help.
If anyone can give any help I would so appreciate it.
Thanks for listening
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