since how long are you having these symptoms?
Have you been to any doctor or had any tests done for this problem?
Are you on any medications for anything?
Please let me know.
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about two months
how are your periods?
do you still have regular periods?
or are you in menopause?
no. i went all last year without one so i am in menapause. i use bioidentical hormone cream and had bloodwork done to tweak hormones
well, with the symptoms that you are mentioning
these are all symptoms that you can have after menopause.... i.e. tingling sensations, hurting hands and feet, inability to sleep well, inability to focus or concentrate
and memory problems
all these symptoms can happen after menopause
http://www.project-aware.org/Experience/symptoms.shtml here is a weblink which gives a list of a few symptoms that you can experience after menopause
so I am of the opinion that these symptoms are NOT related to lymes disease
and are related to your menopause considering your age...
The other possibility that I would like to rule out in ladies of your age would be hypothyroidism
which is decreased functioning thyroid
and for that you would have to have a thyroid function test done (if you have not had that done already)
but why all of a sudden all these symptoms at once
You just had your menopause recently
which is why I think these symptoms appeared... there is some store of hormones present in the fat of the body which takes some time to be depleted
which is why you are having these symptoms sometime after your periods stopped
But I am pretty certain, that with your history and your symptoms, considering your age... menopause is the first explanation of your symptoms
and is pretty much the only thing that can explain ALL your symptoms
yes. are there certain times of day to take this test
You mean the thyroid test?
or the test for menopause?
yes. and do you not eat or drink to take test. i just heard in the past you may not get accurate results
there are no specific requirements for this test
you can go anytime and have this test done
no specific days and no specific precautions
also i am wondering if high anxiety could be cause by any of this
high anxiety could be a cause of these symptoms I do agree but if you just had menopause like you mentioned and all these symptoms started after menopause, and you have not had such symptoms previously I would keep menopause as the top possibility and consider anxiety lower down the list
i went off lexepro cold turkey due to still feeling depressed and having anxiety not wanting to take pharmisuticals if not 100 percent helping me
i have had anxiety problems for a few years combined with closeiphobia increased panic feelings. cant do what i in past had no problem with
I understand, anxiety could be one thing to be considered here
three things:MenopauseThyroid problemAnxietyall three are possible causes that need to be considered in your case
I would not consider lymes disease in this list
i feel that hormones have more links to anxiety then what is being written out there. i have learned alot from reading suzanne sommer books with cutting edge doctor
I totally agree with you... In any case... these above three possibilities are the ones that need to be considered in your case
should i find another antidepression pill that may help me with anxiety? or supplements?
that is one option that can be considered in your case.. another option is that if your symptoms are related to menopause a trial of estrogen replacement therapy should also be considered
if thyroid function tests are abnormal and you are diagnosed to have hypothyroidism then thyroid hormone replacement needs to be considered
if both these conditions are ruled out then the option of antidepressants is always on at the end
I would keep the option of antidepressants at the end
after ruling out other things
do you have any further questions for me?
no. thanks so much
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