Increasing dizziness before hot flash or do you feel like something is in your chest to.

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I'm curious about someting.  I have been in menopaus for 5 yrs now.  I am hypothyroid and I have a disorder call migraine associated vertigo (MAV) this is caused by silent migraines and migraines.  It causes many sensations of dizziness, such as rocking, swaying, leaning, bobbing, swining, these sensations are felt in my head and though out my body, I also have neck and upper shoulder pain on both sides of my body which is where I think my migraines are, I have nausea, anxiety, panic that all come as part of the MAV, but I also have health anxiety and have for many years.  When going thru peri I was a wreck with panic attacks daily as mony as 5 a day.  Now its all back with this disorder,  But I have noticed an increase in dizziness right before a hot flash,then the hot flash comes and i get sweaty and I'm having drenching night sweats.  I wonder if any of you have dizziness before the hot flash, like it telling you the flash is coming but sometimes I don't think of that until the flash comes.  I have dizziness 98% of the time every day in some form, wether it be swaying, leaning, bobbing.  I also feel the floor move when I walk, it goes up and down like walking on marsh mellows.  This disorder is very scary to me, the dizziness scares me to death at times.  

Other times before a flash lately I'm feeling this discomfort in my chest, like its got soemthing in it, then a min later the flash.  I'm going to see my doc wednesday about it.  I'm always worried about my heart, always have been.  I've testing before and its alway anxiety, but i ust want to make sure.  I know it sounds stupid to people, but this is how it is for me.  I'm scared alot.  

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    Hello, I can at least tell you that every single thing you just explained, I have exactly the same amoungst so many other awful awful feelings, to where I feel terminally ill, I have suffered for years as had hystectomy at 28 , I am 50 this year, but last 2 years I have been thrown in hell, the migraines, the dizziness, the severe tinnitus, the pains in my joints, and severe lower back pain, numbness, disgusting taste in mouth, weight gain, and I hardly eat, bladder problems, severe panic, as I come over so bad at times, a lot throughout the day, as head just feels so strange.. so as bad and as frightened you feel, please know I feel it as well, oh yes and the heart/chest feeling to!! My heart goes out to you, as I feel every day is such a hard hard struggle for me... hope you now do not feel as alone and frightened about symptoms, as I completely understand , as I live with them all the time.. xxx
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      Hi Mandy

      Thank you for replying. I'm sorry your going this hell. It's really hard to feel normal anymore. Do you have anxiety? I'm having it a lot lately, it's got me worried because I'm so afraid I'm going to have a heart attack. I feel depressed a lot to. It's hard having symptoms all over the place, mostly the dizziness disorder bothers me but lately the anxiety is back. But I'm very glad I was able to hear from someone who understands. Thank you

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      Hi darling, yes I do sweetheart, I feel panicked a lot of the time, even if I am in a shop or driving or just sitting on the sofa, complete fear comes over me with no warning! And it's really scary as I cannot control it! Night time really hard, as finding sleep pattern is awful, I watch tv, read, listen to music, but my mind is never at peace, as all the time I feel as though something bad is going to happen! Anxiety is a massive part of what I feel, but I think my symptoms are so bad at times, it's as though my mind, body is in panic mode for most of the day and evening! It's horrid.. pleasure to talk and will do anytime you need to, as I know how horrible this time of life for some women is, pretty heartbreaking really, as I feel as though I have totally lost me, mandy, my personality has drastically changed with all this... xxxx

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      Hi Mandy! OMG!! I couldn't said it better!! It's on going hell that won't stop!!! I had the worst week ever with all the symptoms you just listed above ..just got back from Dr I thought I'm having a stroke I'm so anxious I keep getting my blood pressure up.. she keeps saying I need to calm down! I'm so tired and disgusted!!! As I thought was over after a few quite months here I'm starting over again!!

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      Your very kind. I know I've lost myself, I sometimes look in the mirror and wonder who it is. I completely understand feeling like your in a panic a lot. I really thought being 5 yrs onto this by now it would be better, the crazy symptoms I had during peri thank god those are gone. It the flashes and anxiety that is sticking. My doc said flashes can go on up to 20 yrs, I hope not. Sleeping can be awful to tossing and turning hot and freezing, no wonder we don't feel 100% ever and wake up happy. It's thought having multi disorders, vertigo , thyroid, anxiety and meno. I always thought the 50's was the best years, I think some man thought of that garbage. Lol

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      Bless you, I suppose sweetheart, it's because I have suffered on and off since a young women, so honestly my heart feels sadness for anyone that is going through some of the stuff I am, can't remember the last time I actually looked at myself, my hair, my skin, the darkness under my eyes, I just can't find me anymore!! I know I honestly thought as mine been there for so long, I thought I would reach this age and start to be able to live!! Even my body has no intolerance for alcohol! Can't even enjoy that anymore!! Yeh, it must of been a man that made that crap up... ha ha ... they honestly have no idea of the suffering that some of us ladies have! I am laying in bed, wide awake, feel anxious! My back is throbbing, my joints ache! I am exhausted body wise but mind won't switch off, my skin is itchy where it feels on fire!!! Omg!! How am I not in a straight jacket!!! Xxx

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      That's me all over, but lately I only seem to have the occasional day where I feel slightly better! Other than that darling, daily/nightly in complete hell, with the most awful, frightening, such horrendous symptoms, feelings, not in a million years would I want a doctor to tell me something was seriously wrong, but to think this is what hormones does to my body is crucifying! As I cannot make it stop! I hardly sleep anyway, but when I wake, it hits me straight away, instantly I wake feeling so unwell, and it all starts again!! Have no idea how my poor mind will put up with this, so worn out with it all, lost my life completely... xxxx

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      Oh my you poor thing, you can't get to sleep, that makes everything worse. Have you tried magnesium at night? It helps relax muscles and helps anxiety and sleep. I take it everyday, I'm trying a new one I was told about on the Facebook dizzy group I'm on, it's called Pure Encapsulateion mag glycinate. I used kale mag glycinate active gels before and it works but I heard the new one really helps with dizziness, will see.

      I've also been reading about Lyme disease as symptoms are the same with as this dizziness disorder, with some other symptoms included. Don't want lymes tho. Odd how a lot of the symptoms sound like other things like fibromyalgia and lymes. I don't know how we are suppose to figure it out. I hope you get to sleep soon and sleep well.

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    What are they treating you with? Meclizine is used often for vertigo..
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      Used them, but made me sick, not many tablets I haven't tried, but I am one of the rare cases of a horrible intolerance to most medications! That's why it's so awful, as have to deal with it with no help, xx

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    I have all of your symptoms ... in fact I'm wondering if my dizziness isn't migraines too.( silent as I have maybe the slightest headache or none at all). How are you treating yours? I really do not want another medication. Believe me when I say that I feel your pain!! I can't even go for a walk without becoming dizzy. I hope you can find some relief . I'm trying everything!

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      Hi

      I'm sorry you've got dizziness, it's hard to have it. I am being treated with propranolol, it helps the anxiety but right now having some break thru. It's helping the dizziness some but on the days where it's bad it's just miserable. Have you been tested for MAV? I have it 24/7 dizziness. But it's worse right before the hot flashes. Do you ever have chills out of no where? I used to get them before the flashes now get them anytime. Having menopause and other things makes life hard

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    This definitely sounds like Anxiety!! I too suffer with vertigo which I think has a lot to do with my equilibrium! Went to the ER after a bad episode. To clear it out , anxiety causes all this! Chest pains and dizziness! Hope you get thru this scary thing. I've had it bad 3times last 3mths! Very scary . Wishing you well! 🙏🏼

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      Thank you, I hope your gets better to. Dizziness is scary every time I get it. I have 24/7 now for almost 2 yrs. trying meds and hoping it goes. But anxiety and stress make it much worse, bit days like today the anxiety has a mind of it own.

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      Hi Patty.I too am going through menopause, not sure how long I've been in it though, I had a partial hysterectomy years ago. I too have anxiety issues, I do take Clonazepam but only at night so I cam sleep. I'm getting myself some over the counter Estroven Energy on Friday.I've got such fatigue lately, I can't stand it. Glad to hear I'm not the only one going through hot flashes/anxiety.

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      I too hey dizzy at times,I can't roll in bed or I'll really have a problem, it'll send me to bed the rest of the day feeling sick. There are little calcium deposits inside your ears that don't go where they are suppose to go, there is a head position thing you can do to put these back in place, it suppose to be effective. Good luck with your dizzy spells and anxiety, not fun and very scary, I know how u feel.

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