Is anyone this ill?

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Hi everyone,

Another sick day from work. So far this year I have had 6 weeks off. I never take sick leave. 

I am so hot, weak, lightheaded, off balance, nausea, and daily headaches. I hold the walls for support when walking. 

Does anyone else feel like this? Can this really make you so ill or am I missing something and it isn’t menopausal?

I have had every blood test know to man, ecg, ct scan and mri scan and they can’t gond anything wrong.

Has anyone else suffered this badly? And has anyone come out the other side?

Thank you ladies 


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    Louise, if there is nothing structurally wrong, as shown by CT and MRI, you have to consider infection, or diet.

    Infection? How are your teeth?

    And diet? I asked one of my patients to try 3 days without carbs. Three days is enough to show some improvement, if theres a problem. This encompasses carbs and gluten. So she did. 4 weeks later she’d lost 10kg. She looks and feels fantastic.

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    I know! I'd like to know that too (does anyone come out the other side)?

    I know you probably already have but thought I better ask the obvious, have you had your iron and b12 checked?

    Fortunately I don't work otherwise I would have been fired. I've been bed ridden so many times for weeks on end over the last two years. And same, seen so many drs/specialists, had so many tests. Can't find anything. My symptoms are quite a bit different to yours though. Except the headaches....oh my goodness the headaches!

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    Hi Louise, I just want to reassure you that I have suffered similar symptoms as you over the past three years, off balance, lightheaded etc etc etc

    I don’t talk about symptoms any more or focus on them, I thought I’d had a nervous breakdown because I couldn’t cope with it all

    Like you had lots of tests done, only thing showing up is the hormone imbalance

    I’m taking tibolone and it has helped with some symptoms but still feel like the floors moving and spaced out feeling

    One thing I have learned is STOP panicking and focusing on your body sensations and this will help immediately, nothing bad will happen to you

    I’m slim and fit, eat as health as I can so I’m my opinion you just need to carry on and you’ll come out the other end of this

    I resigned from my job because of symptoms, I couldn’t drive or see clients because of the anxiety. However, three years down the line I’m running a busy cafe with my husband 😃

    Hope this helps you somehow and gives you hope

    Best wishes to you xx

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    Hi Louise, YES!

    I always said it was lucky I wasn't working or I wouldn't have been able to. 

    I was hit extremely hard out of the blue, little things led up to it, like gastritis, some dizzy spells, some breathlessness, and explosive emotions. Then BAM, got everything and was just soooo sick. Like you I had every test known. I hired a concierge doctor to help me figure out what was wrong with me when my gp didn't know what to do. He finally declared that I was perfectly healthy! (and with a smile, I wanted to knock him out!). So, almost 2 years later, I'm slowly coming out the other side. I still don't feel well every day, but I'm no longer having completely debilitating weeks where I couldn't do anything. It's just so hard to believe that hormones can really mess you up. 

    I've said before, that I finally figured out on my own (and with help reading this forum) that I had something viral going on brought on by the drop in hormones, or the unbalancing of the hormones, whatever was happening, and I think this what makes us feel so poorly. It's hard to believe that hormones alone could screw us up this bad. And doesn't explain why some women have it easier than others. 

    But anyway, there's light at the end of the tunnel, I'm living proof. I still get down some days yearning to be the person I used to be. I just want to feel well. But at least I'm functioning now. I'll take it. Try your best to support your immune system. Juicing celery is a good idea. And wild maine blueberries if you can get them.

    Hope you feel better soon!


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    Everything you just described I went through and still do.  Had scans, blood work etc all to be told I’m fine.  I am for sure menopausal, the blood work did find that out.  This whole thing is awful.  I feel for you, girl!  The best thing is to get a lot of rest, drink lots of water, eat healthy and exercise.  
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      Anything and everything from medications to natural supplements.  I am now on a natural supplement product called Protandim and having the best luck with this.  It reduces your oxidative  stress in your body.   My hot flashes are greatly reduced and mood swings from the hormone fluctuation are becoming less and less.  
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    Hi Louise, sounds to me, like you have vertigo. I have this, and you can get meds to relieve it , rather like an antihistaming for hay fever, there is a pill for vertigo or forward motion sickness which is a very common menopause symptom. X
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      Hey Louise, I don't get the spinning room thing, but I get all the things you describe so I would mention vertigo when you next see your Dr. My Dr is also my best friend, outside the family, so any advice he gives me is well researched. I have been friends with him since before he qualified, and his patient ever since he qualified. He goes above and beyond for me, and he told me this feeling of lightheadedness and being off balance without inner ear infection, is vertigo, all be it mildly, so you can help these symptoms. X

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      I’ve suffered with vertigo for over 10 years and the dizziness with meno is different . With vertigo it’s just certain positions that bring it on .... if you lie down or turn your head quickly . You can still live with it and I have ..... however the meno dizziness is different it’s a constant dizzy feeling not matter what position you are in . 
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