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Hello ladies, does anyone feel like they've been through so much with all the awful symptoms that your heart will pack up ? I must admit lately with all the anxiety, severe fatigue, nasty aches and pains, palpitations, dizziness and so on and so on its like for goodness sake how much longer and can my heart keep taking all this stress. Anyone else feel like this or is it just me and anxiety getting the better of me ? Thanks everyone x

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    No, it's not just you. Welcome to the club. It's awful isn't it! I would love to hear from ladies who have pulled through this, drug free and are now post menopausal and are starting to feel normal again or at least have a great deal of relief now. I don't like taking meds and I'm curious to know if anyone is now post menopause drug free? Or maybe hear from some who haven't really had a hard time with this transition, That would be nice to hear also.
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      Yes Lyn I'd love to know about all the survivors too. All this must be a huge strain on our bodies like a constant trauma, it scares me sometimes with all the horrible symptoms. I'm like you I don't take any HRT or the like but have tried all sorts of supplements that have made no difference to this fierce demon. Hoping to come out the other side eventually x
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      Hi Lyn,

      The ladies who don't have a problem with it are probably not going to be looking at sites like these, I'm not so bad now (HRT).

      The reason I come on here is if I can help with my opinion or idea I'm helping someone who may be feeling as horrible as I have in the past.

      I still have some symptoms mainly insomnia for a few weeks then sleep an hour or so and then wake unable to sleep again and after 10 years of it I'm sick to death of it to be honest.

      But a lot has improved with the HRT I feel a lot better than I did last year.

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      Lyn, go to the Discussion "the great finale of Menopause" a bunch of us just shared. This will help answer your concerns. I'll look for you on there. Best! Jamie
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    so sorry to hear of your suffering. I have been enjoying many of the same symptems. I used Hormones for  7-8 years and all of these symptoms dissapeared. It was wonderful. but I found when I went off they all came back with a vengence.  Taking hormones is by no means a cure and for me it was just a delay in my suffering. When my Dr. advised me to go off last year I did it just the way they suggested, very slowly. Inspite of my dilligence here I am again. it has been six months of no sleep, hot flashs every half an hour, severe brain fog to point of total disfunction. Finally a few days ago I went back in and am now taking my hormones again. It is about quality of life for me.If you decide to take them because they will help a lot, be prepared to be dependant on them for life. There are amany that get off of them and are just fine but there is a possibility that you will need to take them longer than anticipated.
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      Hello Beverly, so sorry you've had such a horrible time but happy for you now you're feeling better and yes it is about quality of life, unfortunatly I can't take HRT as I get horrid migraines too so have to go natural, I have tried lots of supplements but nothing seems to help. I don't sleep either, pacing the floor all night but lucky if I manage two or three hours, so zombie like all day. This is no fun and surgical menopause is absoloute torture . So glad you're doing ok x
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    Hi lou86,

    I have everything you mentioned on your post and the " Face Ache" you posted previously.  I'm so scare of the face ache extreme painful and can last all day.

    With all that I also suffer depression due to hormone I think?. Do you have any

    depression sysmtoms? Hope you feel better?

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      Hello again April so sorry you feel so bad - yes I feel as if I do have depression aswell, I definatly have health anxiety and have been diagnosed with it due to all the horrible things happening all the time - I don't sleep either and like you still have stingy face pains, ear ache, mouth changes, bleeding gums, all of it sends me into panic attacks at times that can happen randomly - for example I was shopping with my daughter at the weekend and all of a sudden felt so strange, spaced out wobbly hot sweaty palpatations clammy and had to get on the floor in the middle of a shop, so so embarrasing but everyone was very kind to me, thought I was going to die, then slowly it passes. I don't go out much because of this but took a chance I would be ok, obviously not - this is a long drawn out nightmare and feel so bad for anyone else going through the same thing. Sending hugs to you (( )) x
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    We all feel your pain, I'm a recent patient my symptoms only started last year, thinking that my anxiety had come back with avengance, then came nearly a whole day with palpitations, thought I was on the verge of dying, thought the anxiety was worse, but the brain fog, hot sweats and being freezing cold, enormous bad headaches all these are symptoms of Peri menopause, I went to see my endocrine nurse as I've also got under active thyroid and pituatry tumour on top of all this other crap, the peri menopause symptoms seem to come and go, hence a visit to see my nurse for a blood test but test came back ok, just getting through another few weeks of dizzy spells, just not being with it (head wise) terrible moods, headaches and extreme tiredness. Had another visit for more bloods last week hopefully results tomorrow. I hate being a woman. Does anyone else's symptoms come and go? 😔
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      Oh gosh you poor thing I'm so sorry for your suffering - I also have under active thyroid aswell and take 125mcg thyroxine, the levels went down about a year ago from 150mcg and its overdue really for another check, I should do that. It just seems such an ongoing thing doesn't it - I truly hope you feel better soon. X
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    lou...............it is the anxiety getting the better of you, but we all go through that, try some deep breathing, or go for a walk, or swim, just really to take your mind off it for a bit, drink plenty of water to keep your minerals upas well, dont over exert hyourself, as that will raise your adrenaline putting everything else out of whack then, you start to feel as though you have been dragged through a hedge backwards down you, im sure what you are fearing, wont happen to you, your still here arent you! just dont worry as it will make all this anxiety much worse for you. 
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      hello Elaine, yes you are right anxiety does get the better of me and keeps me awake most of the night and I do panic about absoloutly everything - I just can't get over it, I dwell on things and overthink every single thing that's happening all the time, I can't help it I just do........I will try to be more positive and try to get out a bit more and face my fears. Thank you for putting things in perspective, I feel very selfish when so many are suffering so much more than me. I get great comfort from all my lovely friends here that always guide and support me so much x
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      Lou............were all like that during peri lou, its the anxiety itself caused by peri, is whats making you worry more, and thats when we start anaylising things more, because of how up tight  and strung out we feel,  thats all it is, hard to be positive when we feel like that, what we have to do is, when it hits like that, try and keep ourselves calm, or, distracted, just to take our minds off how we feel, if you can stick to doing  that, you will find that your symptoms will lessen and you will be able to cope better next time it happens, we may not get it right everytime, all we can do is try, eating a healthy diet, exercise little and often, everything in moderation, along with keeping that stress under control, and your allowed to be selfish about your own health, we cant help everyone whose in need, we can only do what we can do.  But when you feel ill, listen to your body, so you can understand whats going wrong, then you will be better equiped to sought it, you can take back control then.

      Early peri is incredibly hard, i ended up on anti depressant Sertraline it works as a seretonin reuptake inhibitor, and this one works well for pms depression, so, if you suffered with pms and depression before peri, they will be much worse during peri, its down to fluctuating hormones in the early stages, it will settle, but the depression i struggled with as it became black, so had to get something, off it now  due to being post.  To help the fatigue lou, drink at least 2 litres per day, 3 max to get your magnesium and potassium back up, this will help as you dehydrate due to night sweats etc, so our minerals go out of wack, you will find once your symptoms have settled until your next cycle is due, the water and minerals  will give you a more balanced feel, you can ease up on the water then, but find when symptoms hit again you will need to go back on the water, if you dont want to go on HRT, then its all about lifestyle changes and recognising your symptoms, and which ones your having trouble with today,  good luck lou  speak again x  

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