Nausea, weight loss in menopause

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Hi everyone, i feel kind of depressed as i keep having bouts of nausea and keep losing weight and high anxiety, i eat when i dont have the nausea, still i lose weight slowly. Ive had blood tests for hormones and thyroid, the gynea says im in menopause and thyroid is normal. I feel so depressed when i wear my clothes as it feels too loose, doctors says its hormones. In my mind i feel like i have some serious illness which doctors are not picking up, hence the weight loss. Any ladies going thru this issue? Advice please. Bless.

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    Yes i have been going through this for 6-8 years! I stopped having periods over a year ago and im still nauseous almost all the time! I have lost tons of weight too. I look awful and feel terrible, its like having the stomach flu with no diarrhea every single day! it is so exhausting and has totally ruined my quality of life. Like you my tests shows im in menopause and they just throw antidepressants at me for the anxiety and depression part of this hell. I have tried antidepressants for me they made things worse. Im now trying to eliminate all fructose from my diet to see if that at least lessens some of the gastro effects of this nightmare. Im sorry i dont have any advice i just wanted to let you know you arent alone and you probably arent dying of some crazy disease even though thats what it feels like.

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      Thanks for the reply, i feel really down, everyday my symptoms gets worse, my blood pressure rises in the evening, im on meds and at times it can rise even with the meds, guess its could be hormones, been to ER a few times because of this.

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    I feel the same way. Between the dry mouth and nausea I just do not have an appetite. At first I just thought I was depressed with all of this pandemic stuff but now I am experiencing all of the signs of perimenapause. I do not like the weight loss and loss of appetite. I hate that my clothes are loose too. I have to force myself to eat most days and then some days I am fine.

    My anxiety is so so bad. I have always had anxiety but lately it has been 100x worse. I have panic attacks. If I happen to have a hot flash in public or when I am not at home I have a panic attack. It is awful. And I lost my job because of Covid so I am home most of the time and this is all I think about.

    I recently started meditating and it does help. YouTube has a lot of videos for meditation and anxiety and it has helped me a lot. Wish you luck. I never know this was going to be this bad!

    The worst symptoms for me have been the anxiety, dry mouth and loss of appetite.

    I guess I better get used to all of this:( It just started for me.

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    Currently going through the same thing. I am a tiny person to begin with, and have lost 10 pounds over the summer. Not good! Force myself to eat. We have to hang in there, but it's so hard.

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      Yesterday i felt so sick went to hospital, doctors did imaging tests to check my organs and ECG for the heart, all normal, he reckons its anxiety and prescribed low dose amytriptyline tablets twice a day for 14days, took the tablets Today, no nausea, i can eat and i dont have any symptoms except i feel sleepy. He did advice me about it though. But its better to be sleepy than to endure this meno hell symptoms

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    I'm struggling with weight loss too. For the first half of my 23 day cycle I have no appetite at all. I feel slight nausea. My mouth is dry, I feel thirsty but kind of don't want to drink much. My insides creak and groan when I force myself to eat or drink. I also feel very wired and anxious and uncomfortable and have lots of aches and pains. And underneath that I feel tired. I've lost a stone in a month or two. I feel very depressed as I don't feel well enough to function normally.

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