Menopause - Perimenopause and Nausea

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Hello Ladies, I found a little slice of information that may help some of you. I'd been dealing with horrible morning sickness like symptoms for months now. I just referred to it as nausea. My daughter, who just had a baby said "mom, that sounds like morning sickness". And she was dead right! 

I'll just cut to the chase. After some research I found this page: https://suite.io/deanna-lynn-sletten/2zxy21w  

Needless to say, I have been nausea free for two weeks now. (I wanted to make sure it was really working before I posted)

I recently (a few months back)  started drinking coffee in the morning only as a cure for constipation. (I hate coffee) I was also only eating some almonds for breakfast and three meals a day. Well, the writer of this blog has a few tips on what to change in your daily life to help you get through this phase. I stopped the coffee and drink Ginger/Honey tea,I  eat a banana for breakfast and smaller meals throughout the day. Most the writers other advice I already do.

Day one of my change... zero nausea. And everyday since for two weeks now. I'm still slightly dizzy, just slightly. But the most horrible side of it is gone. I hope this helps a lot of you too. 

Best of health to you all! biggrin

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    question is it normal too get you're mentural cycle twice in one month during premenopuse
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    Thanks for this advice. Im suffering severe nausea in my 8th year of perimenopause. I feel awful x
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      Hi Michelle... your 8th year of 'peri-menopause'.. How old were you when you started?? I realize we may all xperience different symptoms at different times but 8 years?.. Wht hav you found to be helpful in managing your particular ordeal?..

      I think claiming what I am experiencing as menopausal has helped me personally & relieved some of the anxiety associated with not knowing what's wrong-

      Being determined to gain control sometimes helps (but not always)😕

      I have changed my diet to eat healthier (past 6 months) but there are those days that I feel like Im going mad outta my head so if I can.. I get to track to walk it out-

      Wishing you all better health!..😉

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      I am kind of butting in here, but I was just talking to my mother in law about some perimenopuase symptoms I am having (age 46) and she told me she had many symptoms for 10 years!! I was shocked, and then really depressed hearing that but on the other hand, she did okay through it and so will we..But I am really not liking these symptoms..nausea, wanting to cry a lot, super anxiety, heart palpitations, stomach/bowel issues..ugh..I will be looking for any type of helpful, preferably natural ways to feel better and will share. Take care.
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      Amy,

      I had exactly those symptoms start December 24 of this past year. A year and a half before that mild hot flashes and heart palps. I had to get on HRT and levothyroxine because my thyroid was low also. I didnt want to but ended up on effexor but had to start because the anxiety was through the roof. I started by counting the small pellets out of the 37.5mg capsule the doc gave me and am at 20mg right now. If you start on a larger dose it can give many unpleasant side effecst. But im ok working slowly up. I gave up gluten, fried foods, alcohol, caffeine and most sugars. My main problem is head sensations like pulsing and throbbing, off balance dizzy feeling and also IBS with D and I get very nauseated and shaky ill for several hours after I go each morning. When I am on the progestin its ok but before during and after my period its bad. i take 1 immodium after and sometimes pepto. I think low progesterone causes it. I may up the effexor because i hear it helps with IBS andother vasomotor symptoms. I cry all the time and wish I could feel normal again. Your symptoms sound like peri and hope you can manage. I know they say this is not a disease but it sure feels like one. I also take 1/2 a dramimine with meclazine non drowsy at night when my bowels are really acting up. It completely takes away the nausea.

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      Hi- it’s so crazy how the symptoms come and go..makes me feel even crazier! Haven’t been nauseous for a couple months but definitely had other stuff..heart palpitations, always feeling warm but not exactly hot flashes, headache, body aches, exhausted..Quite honestly nothing helps any of it except walking and reminding myself it’s not fatal (hopefully!!) it’s just hormones!! Ugh..sorry I am no help but it’s good to be in touch and know we are not alone!
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      I don’t know if you still follow on here. ? But wonder how your doing.  My neusea is through the roof with daily Headaches that just don’t shift.  I missed two periods now looks like lm about to start one.  Other symptoms as well but this constant daily headaches, light headed feeling and neusea is so awful.  I’ve convinced myself I have something awful 😔

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      Hi Fiona! Exactely the same with me. Keep telling myself-it is not only me. Nausea, reflux, IBS, headches, palpitations, light headed,... and  anxious because of all these symptoms. We are not informed al all what to expect in peri : (
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      Hi Fiona ,  i too am experiencing nausea it is more afternoon and evening  not so much morning. This started  when my period type pain started yesterday. For the first time ever i have had period pain the day after my period ended.  I am going to make an appointment with my GP in the morning as anxiety through the roof. Also seeing on here people are going through this for years is crazy, i can't do this for years! x  

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      Hello Debbie how do you feel today. What have you eventually worked out. When I first came on this forum about a month ago I was in a very very bad shape very horrible nausea. The comfort I had was that all my tests ( scans, blood tests, endoscopy) all came out negative. With this the Gastroenterologist now linked my challenge to menopause and even gave me this forum. One ADVICE which she and the gynaecologist gave was that I should not go on any hormonal treatment because of its adverse side effects in the future. Also the gastro adviced me to look for a workable diet vis lifestyle. Truly as I write now I feel much much better. Am in control I just hope this continues. Am able to eat better by the day unlike before where I would only take fluids. I have lost alot of weight but am unperturbed because I am on warm lemon juice daily. Anyway I take 2 glasses of warm water once I wakeup in the morning. Then warm lemon juice ( homemade by me I juice up everything except the seeds and the refrigerate the juice. Just put some in warm water). Now I take fruits either an apple or cucumber and drink ginger tea. No solid meals until noon. ( I drastically reduced intake of oily foods). I try to have my dinner not later than 7pm after which I take ginger tea. However during the day I take fresh ginger. I AM NOT ON ANY HORMONAL THERAPY. I sincerely hop this information helps someone. Please Debbie share any experience you have had since your last comment on this forum. Many thanks
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      Hi Amy... just count your blessings.. I’ve been dealing with peri since I was 38 and I am now 50... I just started the nausea though,not fun at all. I’ve been eating saltines and it seems to relieves it for me. I’m also gonna try the ginger that some of the wonderful ladies on this site have suggested...  We are transitioning, but the best is yet to come.
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      It’s just the worst..and more so because it was unexpected..i had no idea this was coming..and the anxiety is the worst. I have no real answers but i so appreciate the support and feedback on here . I look to it daily to get me through..thanks so much for your kind words. I do hope the best is ahead. 😊

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      Hello there, 

      I too started perimenopause around 38-39, and I’m 42 almost 43 and it’s getting very bad. I came here looking online right now because my nausea gets so bad sometimes and I was trying to find solutions to help. I thought my anxieties, dizziness, and heart palpitations were just from getting overwhelmed with cheer competitions with my kids but after reading so many other woman’s stories, I am seeing it’s all part of the big change and what the hormones are doing to me. 

      Can anybody offer a suggestion they use for anxieties when they get worse?

      Anyhow, this discussion was helpful either way. Take care ladies ??

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      Hi Cynthia, so sorry to hear that you’re having such a bad time! I had terrible nausea 24/7 too (for 1 1/2 years!). The only things that help mine is potassium or potassium rich foods, as well as bio identical progesterone cream. Now I only have the odd nauseous hour or two every now and again. The progesterone cream also relieved most of my anxiety.
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      Hi Cynthia. My GYN and Internist both suggested Zoloft or Effexor. I am trying Zoloft and it does help with anxiety if you want to go that route. Lemon ginger tea helps with nausea somewhat. Good luck!

       

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      Hello Cynthia I am not sure if this will work for you but I like ashwaghanda and Busbar.  I only take Busbar at night and I sleep like a baby.  Ashwaghanda has really helped my mood and calms me down a lot.  I am still searching for something for nausea that comes and goes but I the anxiety has really pretty much gone.  I was having panic attacks that came out of nowhere and lightheadedness but now those are gone.  Hope this helps
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      I have all those same symptoms and thought i was losing my mind!! sometimes i feel like i can't take it and actually envy people who feel hood!

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