POSTMENOPAUSE. DESPERATE

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Hi ladies

im sure a lot of you know me ive been on this forum for the last 12 years

Had 10 year peri hell and im now 2 years post

I am so terrified right now my digestive issues are back with a vengeance

I do suffer with acid reflux but the bloating and nausea had got to the point that every time i eat i feel like im gonna throw up

Im not actually sick but my stomach literally feels like its being pushed up into my throat

My old faithfull friend the breathlessness is back that plagued me in peri

My anxiety is killing me right now as i cant get my mind off my stomach

I do have to say i had a CT scan with contrast dye six weeks ago as i have yearly check ups with my gastro consultant and everything is ok nothing abnormal found?

So why am i constantly feeling sick and bloated and just like im dying!!!

I really thought i would be starting to feel better by now

Im slowly giving up hope!!!

my gastro says to take lansaprazole but due to my anxiety im even scared to do that

All recent bloods are normal to but i feel like i have a golf ball sitting in the top of my stomach

Ct scan says otherwise

Help ladies what do i do so tired x

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    This is just a thought maybe it is your thyroid causing the problems now because the thyroid can cause menopause like symptoms that are identical and it can be hard to tell the difference between the two. Even if the doctors tell you the numbers are ok and within range on the thyroid test if they are slightly on the low end or high end of the scale it can still effect you negatively. Contrast dye can affect your thyroid negatively. I am not a doctor I am only giving you a suggestion to test your thyroid levels. Ask the doctor to do a complete thyroid panel because T3 affects the heart rate.

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      Hi Ella

      I had half my thyroid removed two years ago but my TSH is tested every 6 months and is always normal

      But i am going to book to see my doctor because as far as i know they dont test T3 or T4 as a rule

      I dont know why but thanks for reply x

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    I am still in perimenopause but i only get like 2 periods a year and im only almost 42 years old! Its been 110 days since my last period but i know exactly what you are talking about!! i feel sick like that nearly every day and is so hard to eat let alone function! I also feel like my actual stomach (not lower belly) is full of air or like i just ate a huge meal constantly, even if my stomach is completely empty. Nobody understands, my drs dont get it and i did have my thyroid tested and everything was fine just like you. I was diagnosed with acid reflux 20 years ago but since then i had a pregnancy without feeling like this! I didnt get this sick until the perimenopause symptoms started and ive been sick now for 6 years. I want it to end!! I feel like i just cant take it anymore...the nausea, the bloat, loss of appetite is killing me. At least my hot flashes have finally seemed to calm down, but my stomach still remains a mess. 😦

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    Hello Michelle

    i just got a upper endoscopy in October 18 due my stomach hurts since May 8 and i also have gerd and gastritis. so scare of my life they found nothing serious but chronic gastritis so i decided to take zoloft which made my stomach hurts but is better but i cant work out it hurts right between the upper abd. I believed ansiety is causing my stomach issues . this site brings me confort because im not alone in this journey

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      i have 25 mg but i had to cut it in half due to irritates my stomach so im ok now. my terapyst gave it to me in january and i went on vacation in August and i was depressed on the 3rd day there so i decided to take it and im ok

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    hi michele - well, i dont know if this is going to make you feel bad or worse, but i started peri @52 with the typical symptoms ....insomnia, night sweats, flooding etc, lost period @ 55, i am now62, & the last 3 years have been the worst. its been 10 years for me & i dont see the end of the tunnel - i had all the digestion issues, breathing issues & anxiety - now i am on to stiff achy muscles. the one thing i did for my digestion that seems to help, is i started taking apple cider vinegar capsules daily, taking a good probiotic & when tummy was really off, took an activated charcoal tablet - do not start taking acid reducers RX or other the counter...not good for you - my anxiety seems less, but now when i get an episode, i dont try to fight it, just go with it & tell myself its just adrenaline flowing thru my body & either drink cold water, get an ice cube or cod wash cloth - the cold seems to distract me - the breathing thing comes & goes - i try to just get distracted, but i do have my inhalater handy if i need it - now if i could just find something to stop my muscle aches - praying this will be over soon -

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