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I dont even know anymore if this is perimenopause. I literally feel like I was knocked down one day about 5 yrs ago. I used to have so much energy, my mood was stable and I was highly functioning. I then began having issues with intense brain fog, severe mood swings, severe depression, anxiety and panic attacks. I also began having sleep issues, I wake with impending doom and depression that weighs me down. I have no motivation, no energy, knee pain etc. I barely can function during the day, I feel like something is very off neurologically i feel spaced out, loopy, detached just a really odd feeling. I have chronic headaches, bouts of low blood pressure then palpations on and off. I dont like to leave my house or make plans because i never know how I am going to feel. When I tell you this has affected my quality of life it is putting it lightly. My husband and I are separated currently due to the fact of how overbearing it is for him and for us on our relationship. I can not be the mother, grandmother or wife I would like to be because of how bad I feel. I cant go on like this. Am I the only one, does it ever get better?

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    You are not the only one; I assure you. Believe me, I feel and understand your pain. What I have lived through for the past five years has been nothing less than human torture! I promise you that it does get better. After five years, I am FINALLY seeing the end of what felt like an eternal black and hopeless tunnel. I feel stronger and more optimistic than ever, and I have nothing but pride in myself for being able to survive it all.

    Feel free to private message me. You can reach out whenever you want; I will always respond.

    Big hugs,


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      Did you use HRT or go through it naturally? I'm on BHRT and it helps A LOT but I just don't like the fact that I'm using it. I tried natural but had such horrible symptoms and most went away or reduced after I got on hormones. I just have concerns about it. My doctor says that HRT is better now than it was 30 years ago and not to worry. I can start thinking about it too much though and freak myself out, lol.

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      I went the natural route, even though it was horrifically painful. In retrospect, it was the right choice for me. I knew it was a natural process, and I wanted my body to go through it. When I felt horrible, physically and mentally, I didn't have to second guess myself about whether it was being caused by hormones that I was taking.

      I'm an incredibly strong person, but this just about did me in. Luckily, I have an amazing partner, mother, and best friend who supported me through it all. I feel truly blessed to have been the recipient of such pure love.

      Big hugs to you,

      B xo

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      hi brv, how r u now?? i have these migraines n head pressure everyday n internal shaking from head to pelvic floor to legs, have u been in these symptoms during peri??? how long it ll take to migraines to go away???? its horrible 😭

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      hi seetu,

      im going through some symptoms and im terrified i could have MS or parkinsons. what are your symptoms like?

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      hi liihiles, im going through migraines with aura , my nose is closed difficult breathing, head pressure like tight band it is a hell!! n body feels weak. what about you???

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      hi seetu. i have burning leg pain. feel a drip of something warm on my leg and it goes away fast. pins and needles. sometimes i feel maybe light headed. sometimes body feels weak also. sometimes i tremble inside. ive gone through so many things in my head of possible things it could in so much pain

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      hi, my migraines r everyday the aura ones, n light headed feeling, internal tremors continue from pelvic to head donno what to do like a machine working inside, n head pressure, tinnitus left ear can hear while sleeping, n breathing is difficult like nose is blocked n nasal dripping to throat mucus kind of n blurred vision , poor concentration and tired all time specially at night . hang in there u can msg me whenever feel like im one year in peri , my head pressure is continuing. its really hard.

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      hi seetu, thank you for your response. i cry most every day. i hope you are doing well.

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    this is me! you are definitely not alone. iknow exactly how you feel. hugs and prayers

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