Shortness of Breath

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Ok ladies heres a new issue thats been bugging me. I ve been having shortness of breath and chest discomfort. I went to see a lung specialist on yesterday , she did 2 echos and ultrasound and everything was normal. I did a chest x ray also and it was normal

Although my cardiologist sent me there because of the pleural effusion he thought he saw on lungs but she nothing. She said whatever fluid was there is GONE now. I was due for a period a few days ago but so far no period . Ive been having shortness of breath if talking chest feels so uncomfortable. I do have Gerd also, I dont know what is this about. I can just sit and i would get hot and start breating like im trying to catch my breath. I havent been able to sleep well either. This is very disturbing to me. I dont lnow if its hormonal related or what?

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    Hi.....mary27278

    Everything you having started last year in Oct. All of the symptoms you having now I have them to. Now I am having skipping heartbeats. I haven't saw a period in five month I was just the other day cramping nothing came.

    I believe it's all perimenpause we going through. I am 48 now I started in my late 30s. My middle finger on my left hand side and this started while I was at work today. It hurt to move it, I keep moving it so it want get worse. I have upper back pain I can't sleep, yes it's crazy I keep running to all these different doctors.

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      Hey Kim

      Yes i am like you running to all these doctors and spending lots of money. I feel so terrible daily, thank God that i dont work because its no way that i could work. This perimenopause is awful! I got up this morning around 3 am to take hubby to work. I was feeling ok.Again when i got up around 7 am , this time i felt horrible. OMG i felt like i had been run over by a huge truck. I was so weak my legs felt like jello, headache, eyes hurt, chest hurt, felt like something in throat. I try not to think anything other than menopause. Right now i am chilly cold. I went to get results from bloodwork and she pretty much told me that there's really nothing she can do for me. S he said that i am the first patient that shes had that have good blood work ...but my thyroid is overactive but she says not enough to be given meds. Are you kidding me? I think my thyroid may be a factor to all these symptons and why i feel horrible every day. My progesterone level is 0.4 , I asked her isnt that a bit low she said not really. She did prescribed progesterone to me last week but like before when i use it , it seem to give me more palpitations. What i did take last night Kal magnesium in which reduced my palpitations so much.

      i know this is off the topic but i cant stand to talk to someone who just dont understand what you re going through. Just got off phone with a very inconsiderable friend.

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      I know, none of my friends understand at all. It's very frustrating. 

      I've had all those symptoms Mary. Really really bad where I was convinced I was probably going to die and not one doctor could find anything wrong with me. Still have the upper back pain off and on, it comes with the burning feet and legs, pains in my shoulders. 0.4 progesterone is extremely low BTW.

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    Hi Mary - Well that's interesting...I am 60 years old, my last period was 5 years ago.  I have been plagued with all kinds of menopause symptoms for years.  I also just weaned myself off of a nasty b/p RX that I had taken for 5 years with similar side effects to menopause.  I have been off the drug for 3 months, but some people say it takes 3 to 6 months to be symptom free.  The reason I am telling you all this is because I can't figure out if my shortness of breath is a drug residual thing or a menopause thing - just 4 nights ago I woke up @ 4:00 in the morning to pulsating head & a pounding heart, that episode lasted about 15 minutes, then the next evening for about 5 hours, I had shortness of breath (almost like a panic attack) followed by weird back pain that I have never had before - it's all disappeared, but I can't help but think I either had some weird drop in hormones or it's the residual side effects of the drug I was on.  I know panic attacks can be brought on by hormones - ugh! It's just all so scary & I just want to feel normal again & not worry all the time -

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      Hi Debra..how interesting of you to mention about medication, because i didnt have this problem until the cardiologist started me on beta blocker for heart palpitations. I was not on them long at all. As a matter of fact i wasnt taking a whole pill i would half it because after reading the side effects i was skeptical about taking it. I did it once and didnt like the way it made me feel, but it ease the palpitations. A few days later, upon the passing of my sister , my palpitations were non stop so i decided to take it again. Only a few times. I noticed that after i stopped taking it later on i started having chest pains, and shortness of breath to fluid on lung( thank God its no longer there.) I told my cardiologist that i was not having this issue until i took the beta blocker. Debra, I feel just terrible daily. i have a ct scan scheduled in the morning but debating if i should do it or not , because the same dr. who gave me beta blocker and said fluid on lungs is sending me here. why? he sent me to lung specialist and did ultrasoumd and chest x ray, now he wants me to a ct scan on chest, abdomen and pelvic. I had one done about 4 mths ago , im not too thrilled about all this radiation on me. Yes, I do believe medication can cause an effect . I just pray this isnt a permanent effect.. I know hormones can play a part in respiratory, and magnesium, etc. Are you having severe symptons?
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    Sorry to hear about your symptoms. How old are you? Is this the first time you are late? A lot of times women feel rapid heart beat, shortness of breath and almost a panic feeling during peri-menopause. I assume ur cardiologist tested your heart and all is normal with your heart. 
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      I am 51 and all of these perimenopause symptons started a month before my bday.Yes i had echo, stress, ultrasound, ekg, and x ray all were normal. But he still continue to do other testing. he wants me to do a ct scan tomorrow. Im tired of spending money... i have found a md/ functional medicine dr. which does a extensive testing such as, vitamins/minerals, saliva adrenal testing and hormones througout the day, parasites testing, gi , etc.

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    Yay!! I told you it would probably turn out to be another stupid symptom! I think this is a hot flash you are getting. I will get chest pain, hard to breath, then notice my feet are burning. All at the same time. Then it passes. I’m having one right now.

    My period was due Monday and never came, so this is my second one I’m missing. 

    Thank God your lungs are ok!! 

    Just more money spent on doctors to be told you are totally healthy. This meno stuff is for the birds.

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    Is anybody experiment weight loss during this premenopausal
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      yes i have kim..at the beginning of perimenopause i had stomach issues , acid reflux, where i couldnt eat . Though im eating somewhat better, appetite is increased in evening, but tbe past few weeks hasnt been too great. I have lost over 20 lbs. and cant seem to gain it back. This perimenopause is awful! My body seem so foreign to me.
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      I dropped 30 pounds by changing my diet because I thought maybe I was having silent reflux. The weight loss just made things worse. I think we are meant to gain weight during this time because fat holds estrogen, so maybe that eases us in to meno. 

      I’ve since put 20 back on.

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      Hi Mary - Yes, B/P RX & menopause don't seem to work well.  I was put on my first B/P RX 5 years ago then my second B/P RX 3 years ago all at the same time period I was the sole caregiver for my ailing parents & trying to get two kids off to college and work and support my husband's business. My stress level was through the roof.  Everytime I complained to my Dr about "weird" symptoms, I was told to either take an anti-depressant or anti-anxiety.  It was not until my dr tried to put me yet on a 3rd B/P RX and I was talking to the pharmacist regarding the new drug and she told me all the horrible side effects of the "new" drug, that I decided to come home and research the side effects of the current "poison" I was on & that drug was the major cause of all my side effects that I suffered with for 5 years.  I am on a Patient forum for that drug and talking to other people regarding its effects has helped me greatly.  The weird thing is, the side effects of that drug is very similar to menopause, so I am not sure anymore who is at fault or if the drug just compounded my menopause symptoms.  Lastly, after dealing with two major losses in my family and after being abandoned by my sisters to care for my parents, please don't underestimate what grief and loss does to us emotionally, physically and mentally.  I never thought that much about dying until the passing of my parents, now I feel like I stopped living and just think about death.  Those thoughts put incredible stress on ones physical, mental & emotional well being.  I would strongly recommend that you seek out grief counseling.  You need to find peace with your loss & stop internalizing your grief and sadness that is making you physically ill. I am quite sure you are experiencing physical symptoms of menopause, but your emotional state of grief is at the root of your health issues, emotions and your mind are very powerful. Breathe, meditate, eat healthy, take supplements, but allow yourself to mourn your loss...this all takes time my friend - Be at Peace -,

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      Kim, I went back to eating a normal diet, added back in most of the things I had omitted. So back to eating gluten (albeit not as much as before), some dairy like goat cheese (still doing almond milk in my smoothies) and frozen yogurt, sugar, some wine and meat. I still don't do caffeine and I'm very careful with acidic foods. I don't seem to be having the gastritis issues anymore, but I also don't take any NSAIDS like Advil anymore, and I don't do tomato sauces.

       

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      Hi.......suzanne54870

      I can't do cheese or yogurt right i dont know what to eat if i eat the wrong thing my lift arm hurt. With this perimenpause if you eat the wrong you trigger q

      it off.i don't drink wine I don't smoke I don't do nothing but work. This stuff is driving me crazy I am trying my best to eat health with this perimenpause. It want let you do to much of nothing I crave for candy a lot than sometime don't my Appetite going com's . I need I want to feel my self again people tell me it takes years

      I am lost really I am.

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      Hi Kim, all I can say is that I'm starting to be able to eat anything now. But it's taken a long time, over a year and half. What you can do is to make smoothies with protein powder. Drink two or three a day. If you can handle frozen fruit, try and get wild Maine Blueberries, organic strawberries, maybe a banana if it agrees with you. Use unsweetened almond milk. That's how I started when I was trying to put some more weight back on. I still have some issues, sometimes things will burn when I swallow it, but then other times it won't. Such strange symptoms. I try not and get freaked out about every symptom anymore. 

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