Symptoms not found in your lists

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Thanks so very much for your lists on menopause symptoms. As I look back over the past 10 years I have experienced lots of them. It is so nice to know that I am normal!

i should tell you that I am 55 and have not had a period in 3 years. I only treat with supplements and I see that a lot of your suggestions, I am already taking smile since my first pregnancy, I have severe food allergies, and am still finding things I could eat yesterday, I can't today. In my 40s I lost almost 100 pounds by not eating wheat, but now that I am at this time of life I just keep gaining sad

I had my estrogen levels checked a year ago and mine are still normal.  The symptom that I have, I do not see on your list or even talked about.  I have had this symptom since my 40s. At night, I have to keep my feet in socks, no matter what the weather. If I don't and my feet feel even the cold of the sheets, it starts a flu like ache (quite painful) that travels from my feet all the way up my body and starts a hot flash along with the ache. My hot flashes always accompany the ache. It is better because I where socks, but before I realized this, I was miserable, and not sleeping. Have you heard of this?  Thanks so much!!  Ellen 

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    Hi Ellen, have you thought about having your thyroid levels checked?
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      Hi Debbie,

      Funny you should mention Thyroid. As a teen, I was diagnosed with an inactive thyroid and told I would need meds my whole life for it.  However, when I moved, I had to be tested for meds. and was told nothing was wrong with my thyroid.  I did have it rechecked. I never bothered to have it checked since then.  I am taking thyroid supplements and just recently started selenium.

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      Hi Ellen, just want to chime in here about selenium. Make you are not taking more than the recommended dosage, unless it was prescribed by your doctor. Too much selenium can be toxic.
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      Hello and thanks so much for the information! I am cautious as a rule because of my allergies and never knowing when I may react. I take this every other day. This should be ok? Appreciate your advice smile Ellen
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      Interesting, and what a good idea. Im menopausal and the thyroid illness was diagnosed last year when I went to see doc about weight gain and tiredness. So many of the symptoms are interelated. My weight has rocketed and no matter how much exercise I do, I am still gaining. I refuse to give in to this weight gain which is ruining my life and health. Having my levels checked again this week. It saddens me that we have to battle through this stage of life with so little clinical support. The vast range of symptoms we endure can be a nightmare for so many of us. I think there should be menopause nurse specialists, clinics and support groups, as well as loads more research and definitive treatments, not just the suck it and see approach. Rant, rave!! If I hear one more person say its just that time of life, I will scream. Heres hoping you get yourself back to good health soon. Good luck. X
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    Hello Ellen I havnt heard of the cold feet thing but I am the exact opposite. My whole life I was cold natured and always had socks on my feet. even in warm months. I could never sleep under a fan because I would get sick (asthma) Now since starting perimenopause I cannot wear socks to bed. I feel so stifled and hot if I do and I have to have a fan right on me year round. It is so weird what this peri does to our bodies. On the other hand sometimes in the winter if I spend an extended time out in the cold I get so cold that it takes me forever to get warm. So cold that I shake even under a lot of blankets. Strange.
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    Hello Kimberely,

    yes I went through all of that. I live in a state that has really cold winters and used to shake with cold also. Now I am hot most of the time. My feet have to have thick socks on them. For some reason if they touch anything cool, whether it is the sheet or floor at night, it triggers the awful ache that travels up my body, and causes the hot flash too. I think I could handle hot flashes better if I didn't have the aching along with them.  I am thankful the socks help somewhat smile

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      I do understand that. I have something called frozen hip. I have had it since starting peri. My left hip down to my knee hurts really bad at night and even when I have been sitting for a while. I use a heating pad to relieve it some but at night it just makes it hotter for me to sleep. I have been trying stretching and it is easing it up just a little. I am with you....I could handle the hot flashes if I could just get rid of the hip pain.
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      I have also experienced this awful leg pain. It is better for me now. The ache that starts at my feet feels more like the ache you have when you get the flu. I was in a car accident two years ago and have been experiencing problems with my tailbone. The stretches they have me do for that has really helped the hip and upper leg pain. Yes, I do the same with the heating pad!! It makes me too hot!
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    Hi Ellen,

    I too am 55 and experience leg aches quite a bit, particularly at night. There really doesn't seem to be any connection with hot flashes, but they can be really painful. I seem to remember reading somewhere that wearing socks in bed made hot flashes easier to manage. So much fun, isn't it?!

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      Yes, so much fun!! wink I can't believe how much wearing socks has helped me!! I seldom wake hot anymore which is nice. It is really weird though, don't you think? 
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    Hi Ellen I don't know about the chills but it doesn't seem right that you're menopausal and still have high oestrogen. That should be checked. If you have high oestrogen then you should take natural progesterone to protect against cancer. The rest seems very much a circulation problem. Take care. 
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