Suddenly feeling horrible!
|I was convinced
I had some forsaken disease not yet diagnosed. Thank you for your
web site - it makes me feel somewhat better that I should believe
what I read and that I am going through this stage of life called
menopause or perimenopause.
I have been worrying myself sick the last two weeks. Suddenly one day
I woke up feeling horrible, heart palpitations, fatigue, nausea, lightheaded.
I am a healthy person, work out 5 days a week, eat pretty good so I became
very concerned. The symptoms continued for 3 days before I contacted my
I went and had my blood pressure checked and it was high which naturally
put me into a panic mode. I went to my doctor told him my symptoms and
asked to have my thyroid and sugar levels checked (I am hypothyroid and
take levoxyl). The tests came back normal, but blood pressure was still
I then went for a body cat scan to check my liver, kidneys etc, everything
came back fine. (I had a physical in January and they said I was not in
menopause according to my blood tests) They now gave me beta blockers
to bring the pressure down and told me to call back in a week or so.
Anxiety set in and I ended up in the emergency room sure I was having
a heart attack. Well after 5 hours in the emergency room and an overnight
stay I was sent home in good health. BP fine. I asked again about all
my horrible symptoms and I was told it could be a viral infection. They
scheduled me for a stress test, which I took 4 days later my heart was
fine but BP still high. I have been on the internet researching my symptoms
and keep coming across menopause. I still get my period; I skipped last
month but this month came as usual. Several months back I was experiencing
hot flashes for about 4-5 weeks but they are now gone for the time being.
I can't believe this feeling came out of nowhere, went to bed fine one
day woke up the next feeling like some alien had invaded my body.
I was convinced I had some forsaken disease not yet diagnosed. Thank
you for your web site - it makes me feel somewhat better that I should
believe what I read and that I am going through this stage of life called
menopause or perimenopause. I am now getting myself depressed because
day after day I still feel horrible and want it to stop. I am still having
heart palpitations and anxiety attacks but try to talk myself down when
they come. The dizziness is still here as well as the nausea and I am
convinced I will never be the same. Are there support groups out there?
It feels better talking to someone who knows what you are experiencing.
Thank you for listening.
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