Sudden episode

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Does anyone else ever get a sudden onset of lightheadedness (that drunk feeling) and heart palpitations out of nowhere? ? I was just having coffee (decaf!) with a friend and - wham - I was hit with it. I managed to finish the conversation and walk home without too much issue, but WTH? Does this sound familiar to anyone? Feeling ok one minute and NOT ok the next? And along with the lightheadedness and palps I feel like someone just gave me a shot of adrenaline. My hands are shaking and I feel crazy wired. 😖

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    Yes! That's the thing I have noticed with perimenopause. You never know what's going to be thrown at you from one minute to the next. My periods have just started getting wonky on me. the first two that showed up two weeks early, I got severe vertigo.

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      Yes this happens to me as well. My periods are totally erratic these days. I get breakthrough bleeding, longer cycles, shorter cycles, etc. And these wacky symptoms often show up when my period shows up (which is totally unpredictable).

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    hi Mel, hope your feeling a bit better now. Yes very familiar I get it on a regular basis, actually to day i came home from work then was meeting my sister for afternoon tea for her birthday, when i got home i suddenly felt dizzy and as if the floor was moving, my ears felt full and i went nauseas, we had to drive to the Cafe as i didn't trust myself to get there walking. Im now back home and feel shattered and wonder why i even bother to arrange going out as i always have this.

    I know what you mean by the hands shaking and feeling crazy, i couldn't concentrate and finish my sentence today and i think the anxious feeling makes us worse which brings on other symptoms.

    sending you a comforting but slightly off balance hug x

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      Yes, this! I can totally relate! It's so frustrating. I make plans because I am feeling okay, and because seeing people and doing things brings me joy - but then I get hit like a truck with these episodes which makes me angry/anxious/frustrated. As often as they occur, they still always surprise me. And it never feels quite the same every time. It feels like something new, different and scary each time. Thanks for reaching out and for the support. xo

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    I too get this!! The first time I experienced it , I literally sat on the floor because I thought I was going down. Since then, the episodes have not been nearly as severe but still get me every time 😦

    probably the one symptom I hate the most every single time. such a weird feeling and no matter how i try to "prepare" for them, scares me each time 😦

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      Sounds very similar to mine. Often when they strike it catches me off guard which is what makes them scary. And after the worst of it is over, I still feel kind of spacey and off balance the rest of the day.

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      Mel... try to keep a journal on how you feel and also what you eat as I’m finding preservatives and additives can bring on these spells. On my calendar I would put a smiley face or a frown if it was a good day or bad day and then I would put, heart helps, dizzy, etc... whatever symptoms you have. You may find that you’re having the symptoms at ovulation and at your cycle. sometimes it’s like a puzzle we have to figure out 😉 journaling really helps 😃 I have found and this has been for years, my worst time of day is between three and five. Ironically my husband gets home at this time and he’s like ...wha'd up with this...lol I said it’s not you honey, it’s the raging hormones ... unfortunately it spikes when he comes home from work. This is also the same time of day the sun really hits the west side of our house and I feel as if I’m in an easy bake oven 😉 did you know that in rising temperatures it also changes our hormones, it makes our cortisol sore. so if anyone has found themselves raging in the heat, there is science to it. have a great weekend ! xo

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    Hi Mel , these episodes are horrible and unfortunatley can happen post menopuse aswell , im in this position and it happens often and out of the blue . The weird spacey feelings , palpitations etc its all so miserable i know where your coming from .

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      It's not fair that it is still happening post-menopause. This crap should stop once you're through it! I am trying some bio-identical progesterone cream and might try some estrogen eventually too in hopes of smoothing things out. Tired of the ups and downs!

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      Bless you Mel your right its not fair is it its horrid , im not sure why mother nature is putting us through this, I thought she was on our side !! The lack of hormones is causing so much havoc we dont know what to do to feel better , its confusing because we have no idea when we will feel better and we need help from each other to deal with things because 10 mins with the doctor does nothing ! Good luck hunny and hope you feel better very soon i really do x

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    Yes! It feels like a sudden drop in blood sugar or a major panic attack. It is awful. My vision also goes a bit wonky.

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    Good Afternoon, That’s the definition of menopause ...LOL ..feeling OK one minute and crazy the next 😉 did you physically see them poor decaf, it sounds like they gave you regular by mistake. That has happened to me before where I’ve gotten regular coffee and not decaf. Decaf is not actually healthy for us, to me it seems like it brings on the hot flashes just as much. I think that’s because they use chemicals to make a decaf. I know there’s naturally decaffeinated, but I don’t think any kind of decaf is good for us. This feeling has happened to me in fact it happened this morning. I am post menopausal three years and it still happens. Do you know about the Valsalva movement, when you have a The heart palpitations, which are, SVT's ...cough really hard or bear down like you’re going to have a bowel movement, it stops them in their tracks. Also when you feel a hot flash coming on, curly your tongue and breathe deeply in that way ...hold it five seconds ...blow out 5 secs ...repeat doing that till it stops completely. my friend that teaches yoga showed me that. blessings your way xo

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      you are very welcome Mel. I treat myself most mornings to a latte that I make at my house with an Italian coffee pot. I absolutely love it. I cut it out for a long time but sometimes we just have to treat ourselves. xo

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