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For 2 and a half yrs ive been not feeling like myself im 46

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For 2 and a half yrs ive been not feeling like myself im 46 now i started feeling weird oneday then find myself caint sleep then i started getting painful joints all got swollen my skin got red my breasts seem dried out ankles swollen like it had water in then nervous wreck thought i was goung crazy and ive been to dr upon drs nothing im still feeling pain all over my body swellings gone but i caint stand long i start to shake few days ago i see dark brown discharge when i wipe if i try to have sex its not enjoying im confused about my health my dr stop listening he thinks its jus stress but i think its more i jus dont feel like myself i got neck pain and lower bk ache that makes feel feel like im gonna fall ive dun almost every test what do u think i should do next thx
JA: How long have you been dealing with the skin issue? Have you noticed any major changes in your overall skin or nails recently?
Customer: My skin is ok now but my nails not looking gud
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: Sometimes my skin look pale and dry
Submitted: 2 months ago.
Category: Dermatology
Expert:  drn.iqtidar replied 2 months ago.

Hi I am Dr. Iqtidar an expert on and will try my best to answer your question. I am sorry that you are having so many symptoms which must be hard for you. I am pretty sure that the symtoms you are experiencing are perimenopausal. You can get swollen breasts and ankle oedema as well as bone pains as the body starts undergoing changes. Sleep disturbances also come with this. If you are breathless particularly on lying flat then an echocardigram should be done which is a heart scan.

The best thing would be to go to an endo specialist and get some tests done. Even your GP or doctor can do those such as LH, FSH, Bone profile. TSH levels You might need some calcium or vitamin D supplements which would help with the pains. I wouldn't worry about the discharge if you've had it tested. you might have an infection and might need a course of antibiotics for that. As your skins dry I think you need TSH levels as well.

I think once the LH and FSH is done then this could be sorted. I would suggest vaginal swabs as well for testing for the brown discharge but this might be spotting. Ankle oedema can be reduced by either resting feet on a stool or getting furosemide tablets from your doctor.

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