Perimenopause /Worse day for me.

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Hello Ladies

Hope you are keeping well and safe.

Today its been the worse perimenopause day for me, last night didn't sleep at all, felt hot, cold flash. block and dry sinus, bad headache, neck pain , gastric flare up. Palpitations. Pins and needles in hands and wrist, Anxiety and scared I'm dying alone. Omg...

This morning I visited a private doctor. When driving I felt very scared, like my legs is getting weak and vibrates. My chest is tight. I Explained everything to the doctor , after the consultation he says I have sinus infection and prescribed antibiotics. Antihistamine, nasal spray. Tablets for migraine. So much medication.

He also said I'm having hormones symptoms and anxiety. He also prescribed something to calm my nerves so I can sleep at night.

Just when I thought I was getting a bit better.

Will try my medications tonight and see how it goes. I hate antibiotics tho, it's my worst nightmare. As it makes me feel sick.

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    Hi,

    I just wanted to reach out to let you know I feel your pain. 😦 I am suffering with stomach and intestinal issues (IBS attack), plus perimenopause PMS and now menstrual symptoms of heavy bleeding, cramps, migraines, et. I also suffer from anxiety that was increased due to peri and now the pandemic. I know for a fact the anxiety has given me an IBS attack as I did have it mostly under control.

    I really don't give the best advice, but I try to be thankful for things at the end of everyday. In addition, I am working on deep breathing exercises to calm me and trying to keep as busy as I can to not let my mind wander with anxiety and stressful thoughts.

    I hope you feel better! Take care!

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      so glad i found this thread today. i hope everyone is feeling okay. my health anxiety is bad right now. i am going to try to stay busy today as well. because Lord knows my mind goes to terrible dark places if i don't! this is not how i expected my forties to be

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    Kadi . I have suffered with sinus infection for months. when i chew anything i feel like my ears & jaw are full of gunk, my ears crack every time i open my mouth. my headaches and facial pain were that bad one night i phoned for an ambulance my anxiety over this made my pain so much worse. my advice is take what the doctor has given you for at least 4 -5 days & see how you feel. we often want help & when we do finally get it were that scared to take it due to our over active health anxiety. honest to god you are so not alone x

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      Hi Jo

      Thanks for the message. True with my anxiety Im scared to take medication as I fear it's gonna create another symptoms or reaction. Honestly I never use to look into everything like I do now. It's peri madness.

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    Kadija sorry you are going through all this. I am with you. Also having worst peri day. Every since hit peri my PTSD has gotten 4x at worse and it's horrific today and trying to just function is a nightmare. I've been trying brainspotting therapy but so far hasn't helped.

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    Kadija please be careful of the antibiotics. Antibiotics almost killed me last yr and come to find out a lot of women in peri and meno cannot take them. I could of taken them before peri but now my body cannot tolerate them. Please take a probiotic with them. get the ones with the billions. Because it will ruin your gut and then all hell will break loose. Your anxiety and heart palps will go crazy also your mind. It was a complete hell for me. These damn drs proscribing medication that is just killing us. I don't take none. I consult my Naturopathic dr and she helps me to be more balanced through proper food intake or Naturopathic medicine. Please take care of yourself. God Bless

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      I'm sorry you had a bad allergy to antibiotics. Maybe your body developed allergy to some types of antibiotics.

      I also get allergic reactions to some foods and medicine after I reach 40yrs old. I guess our body changes alot.

      Im taking the antibiotics with my food as prescribed by the doctor. I don't have any reaction to it. However I am allergic to some antibiotics and medicines which my doctor is aware of.

      I just hope I feel better soon after the course of the medicine. I'm already seeing an improvement since taking it yesterday. Less headache and sinus pressure and I manage to get good night sleep yesterday.

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    keep taking them.where all different & if there making you feel so much better then they are working for you.

    i know youve been going through hell with peri love x

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    Kadija, I also hate antibiotics because they wreck my stomach but I've found this formula that really helps. Go online and get some good women's probiotics and a 500mg glutamine supplement. Take extra probiotics through the day at least in the am and pm and every time you take an antibiotic pill, take it with a glutamine pill (will protect your stomach). This has really helped me survive taking them. Good luck!

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