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35 Symptoms of MENOPAUSE of which I have 30 of
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35 Symptoms of MENOPAUSE of which I have 30 of

Hi girls

hope the following helps - there are so many strange symptoms in Menopause this is a few of them....My lovely GP (in Australia) goes on women's symptoms not necessarily blood tests - so chances are if you think you are Menopausal your probably "ARE"
Cheers The 35 Symptoms of Menopause

This list of common symptoms that occur during perimenopause and menopause was developed from the real-life experiences of hundreds of women. All symptoms were experienced by numerous women and were either cyclical in nature, or responded to treatments (both traditional and alternative) known to address hormonal imbalances.
SYMPTOMS
Hot flashes, flushes, night sweats and/or cold flashes, clammy feeling (see note)
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 (see note)
Dry vagina (see note)
Crashing fatigue
Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom (see note)
Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
Disturbing memory lapses
Incontinence, especially upon sneezing, laughing; urge incontinence (see note)
Itchy, crawly skin (see note)
Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons (see note)
Increased tension in muscles
Breast tenderness
Headache change: increase or decrease
Gastrointestinal distress, indigestion, flatulence, gas pain, nausea
Sudden bouts of bloat
Depression (see note)
Exacerbation of existing conditions
Increase in allergies
Weight gain (see note)
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 (see note)
Tingling in the extremities (see note)
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. (see note)

NOTES:
Symptom 1 (flashes) Hot flashes are due to the hypothalamic response to declining ovarian estrogen production. The declining estrogen state induces hypophysiotropic neurons in the arcuate nucleas of the hypothalamus to release gonadotropin-releasing hormone (GnRH) in a pulsatile fashion, which in turn stimulates release of luteinizing hormone (LH). Extremely high pulses of LH occur during the period of declining estrogen production. The LH has vasodilatory effects, which leads to flushing.
Symptom 7 (loss of libido) For some women the loss is so great that they actually find sex repulsive, in much the same way as they felt before puberty. What hormones give, loss of hormones can take away.
Symptom 8 (dry vagina) results in painful intercourse
Symptom 11 (doom thoughts) includes thoughts of death, picturing one's own death
Symptom 14(incontinence) reflects a general loss of smooth muscle tone
Symptom 15 (itchy, crawly skin) feeling of ants crawling under the skin, not just dry itchy skin
Symptom 16 (aching sore joints) may include such problems as carpal tunnel syndrome
Symptom 22 (depression) different from other depression, the inability to cope is overwhelming. There is a feeling of loss of self. Hormone therapy ameliorates the depression dramatically.
Symptom 25 (weight gain) often around the waist and thighs, resulting in 'the disappearing waistline'
Symptom 29 (shock sensation) "the feeling of a rubber band snapping in the layer of tissue between skin and muscle. It is a precursor to a hot flash"
Symptom 30 (tingling in extremities) can also be a symptom of B-12 deficiency, diabetes, alterations in the flexibility of blood vessels, or a depletion of potassium or calcium
Symptom 35* (tinnitus) one of those physical conditions that seems to manifest in some women at the same time as menopause. It can be associated with health conditions such as hypothyroidism and heart disease, and is a known side-effect of many medications, including aspirin (salicylates) and Prozac.
SOME OF THE 35 SYMPTOMS MAY ALSO BE SIGNS OF THE FOLLOWING:
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cheers now we now what we have got to look forward to/are enjoying at this moment!. Very useful.Helps especially the ants crawling, i was about to change my washing powder.dawn
sorry if i sound flippent but i can not take hrt and so have to try and GRIN and bear it. I just tell everybody i'm on the "mentalpause" when i put the roast in the cupboard and the bag of potatoes in the oven.lol. Iknow it's no laughing matter but try telling that to a male who's never even had pmt! Again sorry very menopausal, agressive,depressed ect ect.It was good sounding off though. Ihave about 30 of the 35 symptoms so i am grateful even if i don't sound it.X
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Hello, Well I to was diagnosed in menopause just a little over a week ago. I am 44 and have had irregular periods since the age of 37. I had no period from Sept. 2006-March 2007, GREAT! But this was before I start becoming an entire different person. Well my period came on again each month , it was suppose to be on August 11th, not yet. My doctor said my period should stop anytime now. I have all of the symptoms except feeling that something is crawling on me,vagina dryness and depression. The reason that I am in menopause I was diagnosed with between (stage III & stage IV) breast cancer a year and a half next month. I since have taken my second pet/ct scan which shows no sign of the cancer, the pet/ct scan was taken from head to mid thigh( thank god ). I have been through chemo every two weeks , blood work every ten days and radiation everyday and surgery and herceptin , in which I am currently still on. The cost of herceptin is $ 22,000 per year to treat cancer patients.I cannot take anything for menopause, not because I have breast cancer . But, because there is to much her2 in the breast which means that I have to take every symptom of menopause....Does anyone know how much longer that I should go through menopause or give me some sort of idea.
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ive been going through the hot flashes for 20 years still have them .
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I don't know how long menopause symptoms last. Mine started about 7 years ago, with going from very irregular periods to being so regular you can set a calendar by me. I don't mind the hot flashes so much, but the memory loss - I too put roasts in cupboards at times - and the crying at the drop of a hat bothers me alot. And yes, it seems as each year goes by, I too get more symptoms. Oh joy!
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I"m 28, and I was reading a lot of those symptons above. I have a lot of those. Can I be going through menopause this young? A lot of them.. Can someone give me some insite?
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The symptoms of menopause are similar to many other things as well and one of those is thyroid disease. I'd suggest doing a research on the symptoms of hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism.

I've taken the list above and kept the ones which could be included in thyroid disease.

Cold flashes
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;
Loss of libido
Crashing fatigue
Anxiety, feeling ill at ease
Feelings of dread, apprehension, doom
Difficulty concentrating, disorientation, mental confusion
Disturbing memory lapses
Itchy, crawly skin
Aching, sore joints, muscles and tendons
Increased tension in muscles
Headache change: increase
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; especially loss of outer third of eyebrow and eyelashes
Dizziness, light-headedness, episodes of loss of balance
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
Changes in fingernails: softer, crack or break easier
Tinnitus: ringing in ears, bells, 'whooshing,' buzzing etc.
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Does anyone have nerve twitches- not the rubber band type of snap but pulsating nerve endings in your tummy, chest, face, eye? I've had these for a year now and seem to be worse at night.

I also have the heart palpitations,  migraines, tinnitus, and anxiety for no reason at all.

I haven't had a period for over a year. I've gone off hrt's because the Activella is what STARTED the nerve twitches.

I want you all to join my new club-- I HATE MENOPAUSE club. And...why do they call it menopause...shouldn't it be meno STOP. LOL.

Hope all of you have a great day!
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I know all about the burning tongue.  Did ever any of you also get the burning toes?  A burning inside the toes, not a skin burning, but a burning from within.  Sometimes its so bad that I have to put my feet into cold water.
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Are you on HRT.  A lot of these symptoms, such as the feet burning, swelling, etc., I had from the use of the HRT as side effect.
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Hi all i'm 43 and am waiting for results of blood tests to see if i'm pre menopausal. I haven't got hot flashes (i don't think) or burning tongue or tinnitus but the rest of the symptoms are certainly there. i can't cope with the mental fuzziness or crying for no reason. My poor husband really is perplexed even though he is very supportive and my two girls are treading on egg shells god bless them (my two sons are better off they grew up and left home). I'm worried that the blood tests won't show anything as i've read they are misleading
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I also get twitching...Im not sure if its from anxiety or premenopause.  Ive been taking b12 sublingually for a week and ahalf and they are almost gone now...but still get them behind my knees and my feet sometimes....Muscles ache too.
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I am going through perimenopause and i have almost all those symtoms (symptoms) ,but  i started using black strap molasses and it is great i am not feeling those symtoms (symptoms) anymore it has everything in it. From calcium to magnesium it has everything thanks be to God that i discovered this product you just take a tablespoon each morning. I guess you all can try it ,  It is also very cheap.
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Hi

I found out I was menopausal at 29. I knew that's what was happening although doctors didn't believe me until tests were taken and proven. What are your main symptoms?
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