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A week ago I suddenly started experencing shortness of breath, rapid heart rate and dizziness when performing simple tasks, like putting down my dogs bowl, brushing my hair, and sudden onset of sweating.
I suspect I might be experiencing menopause, since I haven't had my period for two months, could this be related?
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Hello,

No the symptoms that you describe are more than menopause..

You need medical evaluation without delay ..

Your symptoms -- shortness of breath >> possible pulmonary disease ( asthma, COPD, pneumonia, pulmonary fibrosis, pulmonary embolism = blood clot in lungs , other )

Rapid heart rate could be abnormal rhythm of heart ( ATRIAL FIBRILLATION / SVT = supraventricular tachycardia ) it could be a response to your shortness of breath

A heart attack even is among possible causes

Severe anemia could be a cause here too

It is medically complex and a serious combination of symptoms that you describe

Get medical help ASAP / no excuses and no delay I urge you !!

I hope this is helpful for you

Let me know If I may be of further help

Best regards ***** *****!

Anthony Bray MD

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