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Peri sucks...How I found out....When I took an ambulance ride to the ER for a bp of 225/125. Body was numb and breathing was abnormal. On the heart floor for 3 days being monitored and bp stayed normal. Was told it was anxiety..One NP told me to get checked for menopause that she was looking in a mirror at herself when she looked at me..So went to my doctor and asked her to check and sure enough my levels showed I was peri and very close to menopause. That was 6 months ago. Since then, I have felt like a ticking time bomb, not knowing what symptom would appear next. I have had:
heart palps, pounding, tachycardia 130, feeling like passing out, fluctuating bp from 110/68-170/108 (now on low dose of Norvasc)
fluctuating glucose too high to low (no meds)
irregular heart beats,
off balance, dizzy,
shaking internally all the dam time, tingling,
sour stomach, indigestion, nausea,
head pressure, electric shocks,
left hand numbness, whole body numbness,
hot flushes, cold flashes, 1 night sweat, cold hands, and feet,
aching joints and muscles to muscle tension especially in shoulder/neck
brain fog, difficulty concentrating,
dry skin, brittle hair,
ANXIETY and PANIC ATTACKS
irregular cycles, heavy bleeding about a year ago, now spotting to light
stomach feels full from a small meal, but brain says I'm still hungary
I could go on...but I have felt like this has taken over me and I cant control it...
I am a nurse and normally energetic and now I cant hardly go anymore.
I have become homebound most of the time because I just dont know what and when a symptom will flare up as it is quiet embarrassing in front of people to feel so bad you check to see if the bp is and glucose is ok all the time. I have to eat every two hours to keep glucose from going to low.
This has been a nightmare!!!!!!!!!!
Thank God, I have a wonderful husband that tolerates and understands me during all this due to my bad mood swings and irritability.
I have had no treatment during all this.
I can say that some things are better or less severe, so I am praying that the worse is ending and things are leveling out. I still have cycles but they are light to spotting. I did go 7 months 2 years ago without a cycle then it returned the 8th month..Uggghhh.
Has anyone else gone through this this severe?
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