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Blood Pressure Spikes and More

I keep having blood pressure spikes, hot flashes, and night sweats.  I also have excessive sweating under the arms, the palms of my hands and the soles of my feet.  My normal blood pressure is about 110/60 and when it spikes it is about 160/100.  I get a bad headache and I feel like my face is on fire.  I have devoloped brown spots on my forehead.  I feel tired all the time and I have no appetite.  I have lost 23 pounds in the last 2 months.  I don't know what is causing all of this.  Any info would be greatly appreciated.  I have also been battling ADR's from taking Levaquin with Prednisone in February.  It has caused arthritis like symtoms.  I have already had one knee surgery from the damage the meds did.  Could all this be tied in together?
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One strong possibility that is coming to my mind is premenopause. The normal age range for the occurrence of menopause is somewhere between the age of 45 and 55. During premenopause, the production of most of the reproductive hormones, including the estrogens, progesterone and testosterone, diminishes and becomes more irregular, often with wide and unpredictable fluctuations in levels,resulting in various symptoms;some of which you are experiencing.

Symptoms of premenopause are irritability and mood swings,hot flashes,night sweating,irregular periods,decreased blood loss during periods,dry vagina,breast heaviness and tenderness and joint and muscle pain.

Treatment is by hormone replacement therapy.

I feel that an evaluation by a gynecologist will be helpful.

Hope it helps.Take care and pls do keep me posted on how you are doing.
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Thank you for responding.  I am 30 years old, but a year ago I had a partial hysterectomy.  I called to schedule with my OB/GYN to be evaluated tomorrow.  I appreciate your advice.


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