Patient Comments: Menopause - Symptoms

What symptoms did you experience with approaching menopause?

Comment from: Ginger, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 19

When I started having severe hot flashes every hour at the age of 49, I suddenly became chemical sensitive with menopause. I could not use soap or lotion, cleaner, spray, candles, etc. My skin was fried for about 2 years with blisters and scabs before we figured it out. The parabens in the soaps and lotion mimic estrogens. When I get a hot flash I will still sometimes itch. The skin on my face is looking much more wrinkled and crepe-like. It hurts and feels extremely parched. I can only use coconut oil and I've had to use olive oil because it's thicker. I will have to make my own sunscreen with titanium dioxide.

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Comment from: Jacks63, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: February 08

From the menopause I am having anxiety attacks about flying. I used to be fine but now any turbulence and my anxiety levels rise. I have flutters and have to cough to clear it.

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Comment from: zaza s., 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: November 06

With approaching menopause I had continuous hot flashes and nonstop sweating.

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Comment from: Nannie, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: September 29

I am having a hard time with everything menopause. It is near a year since I had a period, my symptoms are varied and are leaving me semi housebound as I don't know how I'll be feeling from day to day. I get this horrible scary body sensations which then leaves me in a near uncontrollable crying mess till it passes. I just feel unwell, I get low blood sugar, and feelings like I'm going to pass out. I have to eat every 2 or 3 hours hoping to feel ok. I have low stamina and energy, anxiety, headiness, unsteadiness, also I am hot flushed with blood pressure (BP) spikes. I wake early, occasionally hot and sweaty. I can't take hormone replacement therapy. Lots of other medicines seem to interfere with my BP medicines. I do take herbal menopause tablets but not sure how effective they are. I stopped taking multi B vitamins because of anxiety. Just want to be normal again; been a long 2 years so far.

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Comment from: Michele, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: January 06

I am a 48 year old female, and I have had cycles ranging from 14 days to 34 days long in the past year. I have yet to skip a period. My premenstrual symptoms feel like early pregnancy and my monthly flows are heavy. My moods swing widely in the week before my period and I literally feel like I am going to jump out of my skin. One good thing is that Advil and Midol will help lessen those symptoms. My sex drive is still going full force, thank goodness!

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Comment from: Rlc, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: May 16

I am 56. I haven't had a period since December, and now I am bleeding.

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Comment from: lost, 45-54 Female (Patient) Published: December 10

I'm 51. I can't stabilize these menopause frustrations. I have severe mood swings, anxiety to the obsessive hate of hubby admiring other women, depressive ups and downs, restless sleeps, and aching muscles. I am feeling useless to my family. I am on Catapres and Drulox that's supposed to help. I have nervous body jolts, fatigue and brain fog. I had angioplasty six years ago and on minimum medication. I am fully fit and healthy from diabetes and heart disease now; until, along came menopause! Thank you very much!

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