ive had balance problems with perimenopause

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Hi all you nice ladies out  there has anyone had this horrible balance feeling drunk feeling its driving me mad

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    Hi Karen,

    Yes I've had that for about 6 years on and off ! It was one of my first Peri symptoms. Had an MRI scan at the time but thankfully nothing was found ! Totally sympathise with you it's vile isn't it. Sorry I can't offer any advice about treatment, it just comes and goes. Sending you a big hug x

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      Hi debbie thanks for replying, iv had every symptom going since i was 36 im now 52, i started getting this 5 years ago on and off and i could cope but now wham i have it all day every day, iv had all the checks scans, ears all sorts,all normal i feel like ive had a good mot ha ha.i hope it gets better for you , i did read it could be low testosterone in women and to lift weights to make it go up , i didnt even know we had any will try
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    Hi Karen I've had the dizzy off balance drunk sensation since March this year. It has caused me so much anxiety I had to go to hospital

    I think I have a virus just now and it has became even worse I can hardly lift my head

    Sorry I can't give you any positive news or remedies but just wanted you to know your not on your own, I even struggle to wash my hair because any head movement makes it worse

    I hope we can get over this soon

    Take care

    Brenda x

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      HI  brenda , isnt it horrible , i   hate it  i am trying to work as well . Lets hope it gets better, im a carer and go to service users homes , im glad i dont have to work in a public area i would have to give up work  . I had to start having showers instead of baths and i do love my bath, so i dont have to bend over to wash my hair, what a pain                              good luck                                                                                                        karen x                                      
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      Hi brenda , have you had your ears checked  , if its your ears  a cold or virus will make it worse, my son had problems like this for a long time. im not a doctor but he used to lay on the bed with a pillow tucked into his kneck so his head was tipped back , then he would move his head from side to side , he said it helped a lot to drain liquid in the ear canal  you could try  good luck                                                                                 karen x 
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      Thanks Karen don't think it's my ears I don't have any problems with my hearing. I've been to see ENT specialist privately he thought it may be vistibular migraine but my GP thinks it's hyperventilating due to anxiety I'm on waiting list to see NHS ENT but I think it may be linked to menopause

      Sometimes I just feel like throwing the towel in as I feel totally helpless with this and dont know when it'll get better

      Sorry for being so negative X

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      Hi Brenda,

      Be encouraged, you are definitely not alone in this. I have struggling with it off and on since April of this year. It does make anxiety so much worse. I know how you feel. Some days I just cry because I want my old self and my old life back. I will turn 49 in April, so I'm hoping I'm close to the end of perimenopause. I try and really cherish the few days during the month that I do feel normal. Like everyone else I have had every blood test and scan done on my body. I am perfectly healthy in every respect. I eat really healthy and take tons of natural supplements and amino acids. I walk everyday with my husban. I do acupuncture and essential oils. Even after all this I still don't feel myself. I guess it's a waiting game. It's just nice to be on this site and realize that we are not alone and are going through all the same horrible symptoms. Take Care

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      Thank you so much Debbie for taking the time to try & reassure me, getting a virus just seems like the last straw it's made my balance much worse, I also have a history of ME I was just getting over that when all these meno symptoms started, I've had to give my job up and feel I'm now scared of everything, hate being on my own & cry when I hear my hubby going to work, sons going out to uni etc it's just a nightmare

      I wish I was less scared and able to get on with things like other woman but my symptoms are so severe

      I'm 51, haven't had a period since January this year, have had bleeding however due to starting and stopping different HRTs. I've now Been on livial for 3 months, haven't really been bothered with hot flushes , my main symptoms are balance problems, anxiety and low mood

      I'm just worried I'm going to be left like this

      Take care Debbie & thanks xx

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      Brenda,

      I am exactly the same. No hot flashes at all. Just extreme anxiety, panic attacks and balance problems. Believe me I have had many days of crying while my poor husband had to go to work. My daughter is away at college, so yes the fear of being left alone feeling like this is very very scary. I too sometimes feel like I will always feel this way, and it's scary. I know in my heart that this is all hormones. I have talked to a few women who are finally over it all and they have reassured me that when this is finally over I will feel like I got a second life. They said I will feel better than my old self. I see those ladies now and I know there is hope for me and you too Brenda. It's okay to cry and feel really upset about what we are going through, but just know that there will be an end someday hopefully sooner than later. Lately sometimes I just curl up in bed turn the tv on and just watch hallmark Christmas movies. It makes me feel better. Take Care Brenda and we will all get through this and we will have that gold that is waiting for us at the end of the rainbow 😊😊💛💛

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      Thanks Debbie you've lifted my spirits a bit 😊 I've been sitting here desperate to go to the loo for ages and even dread that because of the sensation when I get up, think you've given me the courage to just get up & go now 🙈🙉🙊

      Take care & speak to you soon x

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    yes i have it feels crazy sometimes i feel like i am gonna fall but i don't thank god when i get this way i wont even drive i have the kids drive me 
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    Yes Karen 

    i have at times i feel like i am going to lose my balance there are times i get dizzy and just don't feel right 

    There are times i feel like i am going to pass out 

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    Yes I get this as well. Its weird. Sometimes if I'm putting my tights on, or when getting out of the bath I lose my balance a bit. Not major, and I saw a programme where they said this is normal as people get older anyway, but lots excercise and healthy diet are the best solution - as usual!!!
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    hi karen and all the other off balance ladies, I too have this and know exactley how your all feeling, it used to scare me and it effects me going out as I feel i will either fall flat on my face or pass out.  Does anyone feel that they could either fall forward or pass out whilst staning for a while.  I keep blaming it on my low blood pressure but i really dont know.  I used to be so independant but i've lost that and dont go into town shopping on my own anymore and even if i'm with someone i can't do many shops cos i get dizzy and tired and just want to get home in my safe haven. I must say I'm not as bad as i was and so hopefully this will eventually disappear.  love to call and sending you all an off balance hug x (whoops nearly fell over) 
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      Hi sweetie  its awfull i feel just the same you poor thing im sitting feeling all over the place, i had it for years on and off now i get it every day all day i work 2 days a week but may have to give up. Its very hard im a carer and love my job so much i cry over it but if its not good  i will have to stop ,i also have an old dog that needs a walk each day, i have to wait till i get a feel good minute in the day to walk him it can take to the end of the day then my husband has to take him when he gets home, i so want my life back , keep your chin up x
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      hi karen, I manage an office full time and don't know how i get through the day some days but i think if I'd of given up work i would be so much worse as I would get depressed with these horrid symptoms of peri so try if you possible can to keep going for as long as you can. I am very lucky to have a good boss who let me come & go as i pleased when i was at my worse and i think everyone i work with took me home at one stage when i couldn't drive myself but i know how hard it is and every week when i have to go to the bank i get anxious co i know i'll have to stand for ages and feel i will fall.  I can also relate to you with the dog, although i don't have one i do say to myself i should have a walk every day but don't go unless i feel i can.  I too just want my normal life back.  x
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