Is nausea a symptom of perimenopause?

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I am 47 years old and dealing with symptoms that are really beginning to affect me.

My periods have always been heavy,but in the past 6 months they have become even heavier and closer together.Every 21 days.I have had constant breast tenderness and sharp pains in my beasts.

I have started waking up during the night for no apparent reason.I can fall back to sleep,but tossing and turning.I have been suffering with anxiety and mood swings,on and off.And now the latest symptom,terrible nausea.It will come for days on end and even wakes me sometimes during the night.

I have noticed and am not sure if it's just a coincidence,that I have had the nausea with my last 3 periods.After my period ends the nausea seems to gradually disappear.I have my period now.The nausea began one day before my period started.

I am on day five of feeling constantly sick.I have no stomach ache,just nausea.I am so worried it could be something serious.Is nausea even a symptom of perimenopause? I mean nausea that can last for a week?

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    hi dinah.

    I can only go by my own symptoms and i too started having nausea when peri started. Though mine is just before a period and after it ends unfortunately each time accompanied by diarrhea. it does not continue only at those times but awful none the less. i feel for you.

    i hope you find something that helps. sometimes ginger helps with nausea

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      Hi Shylee.

      I was prescribed the contraceptive pill to ease the symptoms about 3 months ago,which I did not take as I needed time to weigh up the pros and cons.After reading up on it and watching the whole menopause Taylor/Barbara series,I yesterday began with my first pill.

      I am really hoping that the pill will help ease my symptoms.

      I am sorry to hear that you are also dealing with issues.I think the fear of not knowing what is a symptom of perimenopause and what isn't causes me anxiety.Just feeling very overwhelmed by it all.

      I hope that you won't have to deal with too much more in the future.

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    Unfortunately, nausea is a by product of all this menopause madness. I too have suffered with it. I don't get it often but when I do it is most unpleasant. It reminds me of the morning sickness I got while pregnant. Try eating peppermint or ginger candy, it helps me sometimes. Hang in there!

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    Hi Dinah, Yes it sure cane be. I have this too. Some months are worse than others, and I keep a diary when all these strange symptoms happen and ironically it seems to be around ovulation and a few days before my period. That seems to be when my anxiety gets extreme too. Mine reminds me of morning symptoms, just a constant queasy feeling. I totally get the health anxiety I have been living this on and off for 4-5 years. I get new symptoms and I fear the worst. I used to go to the doctors monthly now, but after a year of them just saying it's probably stress and anxiety, I just sit back and pray when symptoms hit, that it is nothing major. Right now I am getting these pressure pain headaches that come and go I have had it on and off 2 and a half days I just hope it is a pms symptoms as I have not had this one before. It's hard not to be stressed when you wonder what is happening inside your body some days.

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      Hi Takingti.

      Thank you for your reply.I also used to suffer with nausea when I was ovulating,but strangely enough,since I have been experiencing nausea just before and during my period,I no longer get the nausea when ovulating.

      Today is day 5 of my period and last night was awful.The nausea woke me about 3 times accompanied by a general feeling of being nervous.

      I am sorry to hear that you are also going through a rough time.

      I just totally underestimated the impact that menopause has on us women.

      I hope that you find some form of relief for your symptoms.

      I really feel that women need to be more educated on menopause.

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