mkoven Posted July 4, 2007 Report Share Posted July 4, 2007 I know many have posted that there symptoms are worse around their periods. I'm beginning to wonder whether for it's not just pms, but whether my symptoms were triggered by perimenopause. I'm 40 and first thought I might faint at 35. Last summer, 39, the heart racing and near-faints happen regularly. My periods are still regular, but the lead-up is increasingly miserable.Aren't weird autonomic symptoms even common in some "normal" perimenopausal women? Does anyone know if there is research about these "later life" hormonal shifts and pots/ncs?right now, it feels like I'm particularly symptomatic half the month--the second half through the first day of two of my period. After that, I can feel almost normal, till midcycle. Yes this is pms, but I never had pms like this when I was younger-- at most a couple hours of feeling unwell till my mid30s. For these two weeks of the the month: heart racing, hot flashes, weird bp fluctuations, headaches, nausea, itchy and superallergic, urinary frequency, on-edge/irritable, lethargic, greater joint pain and instability.Anyone know if this is supposed to settle down eventually? I never tolerated the pill when I was younger and have a family history of breast cancer, so not sure that is a good option for me... Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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