Perimenopause severe coldness?? Anyone

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 Hello Ladies !

I get these cold spells once a month. They are usually before my periods. My hormones are over the place right now being in perimenopause for 4 yrs now. I started to get these cold days where they was bearable in my first year. I would wake up at night and be chilled to the bone. I couldnt find anything to keep me warm. They have now turned into being so severely cold that it makes my toes sting sometimes...almost like when I was little girl playing in the snow too long. My bodie feels like I could catch the flu at any time but Im not sick with any other symtoms. My leg will go numb at times on these days.. like from the knees down to my feet. Some days I have tingling in my face around my cheeks and chin along with my hands and part of my wrist feeling tingling like it will go numb at any minute. Im not anxiuous or feeling any anxiety at these times either. I have had anxiety with my Peri but these are not the same things going on. I have seen so many doctors and no one can find anything wrong. I aslo have days during the month as if I have asthma. My chest gets so tight it hurts my jawline and my neck tightens. I have even seen an Endocrinologist an had my blood tested for any thyroid problems but they said everything looked normal. Any ladies out there with the same problems so I know its more hormones then a serious problem??? Does it ever go away after menopause?? Please let me know what youve tried that works. I CANT use HRT Ive had an ablation for Tachycardia and anything strong gives me bad heart palpitations. Maybe someone has tried a natural method that may help. Thanks Ladies !!!

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    Sorry Blessed, I get the cold spells sometimes but not the numbness. I have ghad the tingling, Freaked me out the first time thought I was having a stroke or something. 
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      Mimi,

      I get your symptoms, all off them.. numbness hands, feet, tingling too, my tong feels like burning, my short term memory is shot! , i get also anxiety, and crying spells,...

      Its all alright...it'll pass we wont be like that forever....

      Smile! We were blessed being women!!!

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    Blesses_Mimi,

    I haven't had any cold spells but I do get the tingling. In fact mysymptoms are never consistent. Just since Sept I have begun missing periods. I haven't had it since May right now. I'm 51. I have all kinds of symptoms but not the normal hot flashes and night sweats. At times I feel like I can't breathe, then I get tingling in hands and feel like I'm going to pass out. I've thought I was having a heart attack a few times, go to hospital and have all kinds of tests and nothing wrong with me. I will suddenly feel like my sugar drops, get weak, sweaty, jelly legs and feel like I'm failing. I get pain in joints occasionally, my eyes are very sensitive to light, my nose gets really stuffy and nasal spray doesn't relievet. I get anxiety attacks. I'm hoping it's all normal. I see my gyno end of this month. I never thought going through perimenopause would be so bad! I don't want to use HRT because of the risk of breast cancer. To me, it's a normal transition so I'll just try and ride it out. 

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      Hi Nancy i so relate to your post, I have all the symptoms you have and so please i'm not on my own with this.  I do get freezing cold like Blessed and have to stand over a radiator to thaw out. I do also have a problem with my sugar level (hypoglycemia) as it goes too low if i dont eat little and often and i get weak and shaky. Funny you should mention about the light sensitivity I'm just the same and my nose gets stuffy randomly.  I too will not be having HRT and hope to see this through the hard way i just take extra vitimins.  take care Nancy I'm sure we speak again x
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      Hi Nancy and Mimi

      I've gotten those things, too. Last night, my chest felt so tight, breathing contricred and I just could not seem to relax. Was up all night long, feeling like I might die at any second. All kinds of weird sensations in my body, like a flush or wave through your whole body, tingling in hands, head, face, and scary head rush type feelings like I'm going to pass out. Someone else described it as feeling like they were falling into the bed, or just falling. But I think it's the same feeling. I taking HRT for a month, amd started using the bioidentical cream at same time to build up those reserves, but ive felt worse since trying to transition. I also get a strange shaking feeling inside or tremor. Been going on 7 mos now, really jacking with my ability to work, be a good parent, etc. Been feeling very discouraged. I never know what a day is going to bring. So I greatly sympathize with everyone. Reading these posts late at night when I can't sleep gives me something to hold onto and helps me believe that maybe something terrible isn't wrong with me, and that I'm not going to die and leave my child alone in this world.

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      Wow, that's scary! Haven't had that happen to that extent, Julie! I certainly hope you don't have anymore of those episodes! I get the racing heart once in a while and then my anxiety kicks in and thoughts similar to yours..I'm afraid I'll go to the ER and they will look at me like I'm insane..lol..it's like, what do I do?? I was telling a friend I would rather have my period everyday for the rest of my life than to go through these things!! 😣

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      You're not alone Julie. Herbal meds have been working for me. I felt hopeful whilst reading your post! This thing is awful! I pray that one day we'll 'get our lives' back.

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    Hi Blessed, I'm four years into my menopause at age 54, going through it naturally just using Soya and Vit B complex.  Your body will have difficulty regulating its temperature, also anxiety and low mood/depression are some of the many symptoms we have to endure unfortunately!  I didn't recognise that these were connected to the menopause and ended up having a breakdown as the panic attacks increased my anxiety levels, I had the shivers, tingling in my fingers, couldn't sleep, dry mouth, depression.  Calmness and acceptance as we go through this stage of life is vital, along with exercise.  Also what really helped me with anxiety is Dr Claire Weekes Self  Help for your Nerves a brilliant book! Hope this helps in some way xxx
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    Hi Mimi,

    yes this sounds like perimenopause, and the anxiety will make you produce extra adrenaline ready for fight flight freeze or frolic.  With excessive adrenaline comes a lot of the symptoms you describe, like feeling you can't breath etc.  feeling cold can link into the hormones. A good diet making sure you get your vitamin B complex especially B12 eggs, oily fish and calcium broccoli etc.  be patient your body needs to rebalance.  See what your gynaecologist recommends.  Hope you feel better soon x

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    Hi Blessed,

    In perimenopause phase, you may have spells of coldness alternate with hot flushes. If you are not done with hormone assay other than thyroid then please get it done. As this is hormonal change related effects, you just simply can't avoid it. So try to combat with the fact by using measures to protect yourself from being exposed to cold. You can start with multivitamin therapy to support your body needs. Routine exercises, meditation will definitely help to improve. Good Luck.

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      Hello Doc1981

      No I havent had any hormone testing done. All my doctors tell me including my Endocrinologist and gynecologist that there is no known test to rule out my hormone level. That they flucuate daily so they could never get an accurate reading to see if Im high or low... and if my thyroid comes back normal my hormones are ok. What test do I ask for? What specialist do I see? Thank you!

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