My mother is 49 years old. Since August 2017, her life changed. It started with swelling in her right foot. At the time, she went to the doc about it. Some tests were done for her organs but everything was ok. The swelling went down on its own without any aid.
Coincidentally, around that same time, her menopausal symptoms began. Initially she felt extreme fatigue and dizziness. She even fainted one night and was admitted at hospital and dismissed following morning. She had been to the doc prior to fainting and her iron level results came back as 11. Normal is 14 and the doc revealed that 11 was ok in women. They put her on iron supplements regardless.
Then I can remember psychological changes in her. She is currently feels the following:
-Brain zaps which can awaken her during sleep.
-Brain fog: Wakes up out of nowhere feeling confused.
-Feels like brain being pushed around in head
-Numbness in Face, Shoulder, Arms
-Extremely hot and sweating one minute and then freezing the other minute
-Ears sometimes hurts.
-Ringing in ears
-Eye pain and dry eyes
Also, these symptoms intensify closer to her period. 2 times now prior to her period, she woke up seeing ALL white. It scares her so much, making her fear going to sleep every night.
She has done CAT scan and MRI and they don't reveal anything. FSH levels come back normal. But I read that FSH can show normal during perimenopause??
Any other women experiencing same?
I am so scared for her and feel like no medical professional is able to help.