Yikes 47 and everything's going pear shaped !!

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Hi ladies well after 8mths of reading all the posts I've finally plucked up the courage to join in! Takes a lot to get your head around the many changes the body starts to go through at 47 I'm starting to experience irregular periods, in jan of this year I got this awful burning sensation on my legs arms chest which freaked me out dr tested me for menopause which was in normal range then came the aches and pains tingly hands and feet insomnia had tests for thyroid RA B12 Vit D all normal had nerve tests done at hospital all normal dr suggested Anti depressants I decided to try self help invested in a physiotherapist who taught me realisation breathing techniques which I found really helped I also discovered magnesium bedtime spray. Low and behold I thestarted getting a sore throat dr prescribed omeprazole which didn't help, next was possible post nasal drip tried anti histamines and nasal spray no better, my boobs get sore for 2 weeks around ovulation some months then nothing other months. It's totally crazy feel like I'm losing my mind at times rolleyes

 

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    Hi Frankie, I'm also 47 and started with this last year had lots tests all came back normal, I myself in February started with a warm sensation in my throat, felt permanently sore, been to ent, at first said it was silent reflux, been on two different types of acid tablet, made no difference, just been back a couple of weeks ago and now he is saying Allergies, because if it was acid the tablets would of worked, my doctor thinks it's the peri, like you I get a hot sensation ion my chest, up to my ears, then the sore throat and hot tongue also, my next step will be a allergy test to see if it is that, I do know how you feel, it seems to be one illness after another with no answers xx
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      Hi Sue, thanks for your reply glad I'm not alone in this I've always been so healthy never went to drs now I'm gracing my presence almost every month, I will have to go back as my throats no better and I even feel wheezy at times, prob be referred! I think if they could give us answers it would help relieve the mind you kinda think it's something terrible don't you. Have you tried any supplements to help with peri?
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      Hi Sheryl

      yes I had H Pylori last year, I had it 9 months before they decided to check me for it, I was at the A&E nearly every week in terrible pain with my stomach really bad avid, which I have never suffered from before. I have been re tested a month ago and it has gone. Frankie I was the same as you never went near the doctors was really fit, but now I think I'm making up for it. I have said the same if you know what your dealing with you can cope, it's the not knowing your mind goes into over drive, which then brings on the Anxiety, that's something else that came along with the Peri. I'm not on supplements Frankie because I eat very healthy and do excercise, they said I could try HRT but I want to see if I can get through it myself first xx

       

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      Hi Sue,

      Ii think I must of jinxed myself from my message last night as today my boobs are starting to feel sore and I'm guessing (don't know for sure as periods irratic) it's around mid cycle am I right in thinking that's high estrogen???? Drs won't offer me HRT as my last 2 blood tests show normal FSH levels which is so frustrating.  Not sure I would take it at this stage like you I'm relatively fit (well I thought I was lol) rolleyes

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    Hello. Just from point of view of someone that was thrown into menopause overnight from having ovaries removed 10 weeks ago (age 40) these symptoms are very similar to what I'm experiencing. Achy body, not sleeping well and what I can describe as being hot from inside out spreading around my chest and neck area the most. It could possibly be a drop in hormones as unless you knew what hormones were a while back there is no way to know if they have fallen but still within normal range. There are over the counter herbal remedies that may help but I can't take them so I'm afraid can't me much help on that side. I hope you find something to make you feel better 😊
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      Ahh thank you Froggy for your reply. Gosh having to go through that must be tough, I didn't even think about the menopause at first it's when you share your experiences you come to realise your not alone in this rocky journey. I'm all for herbal remedies may even try acupuncture.😮
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    List of possible symptoms. Women are so lucky!!!

    Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling

    Irregular heart beat

    Irritability

    Mood swings, sudden tears

    Trouble sleeping through the night (with or without night sweats)

    Irregular periods; shorter, lighter periods; heavier periods, flooding; phantom periods, shorter cycles, longer cycles

    Loss of libido

    Dry vagina

    Crashing fatigue

    Anxiety, feeling ill at ease

    Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion

    Disturbing memory lapses

    Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence

    Itchy, crawly skin

    Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons Increased tension in muscles

    Breast tenderness

    Headache change: increase or decrease

    Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea

    Sudden bouts of bloat

    Depression Exacerbation of existing conditions

    Increase in allergies

    Weight gain

    Hair loss or thinning, head, pubic, or whole body; increase in facial hair

    Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance

    Changes in body odor

    Electric shock sensation under the skin and in the head

    Tingling in the extremities

    Gum problems, increased bleeding

    Burning tongue, burning roof of mouth, bad taste in mouth, change in breath odor

    Osteoporosis (after several years)

    Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier

    Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing,' buzzing etc.

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