I am 37 years old and about 6 weeks ago had to go to the doctors with stomach pains triggered by taking Ibuprofen for a week due to pain from dental treatment!!
The doctor prescribed me Omeprazole for 2 weeks thinking it could be ulcer symptoms or Helicobacter Pylori, within 2 days I began experiencing a sensation that I had food clogged in my gullett, I told the Doc and he said to carry on & that it was acid pushing up(never felt acid indegestion nor heart burn)!! It carried on so he prescribed stomach relaxents-at this point I had enough & stopped taking them.He made me feel a bit of a nuisance.
For the last few weeks it's still here, but I've began to have palpatations which I find scarey and upsetting and the odd hot flush-to which my partner BRAVELY suggested he thought I may be in early menopause!!!!! After taking a test from Boots to prove him wrong of course-It came back POSITIVE.
I have always had regular 4 wk periods, but the last few cycles have been delayed, I'm dry during intercourse, my nails are brittle, skin dull & I'm quite short tempered and experience terrible tiredness.
I think it is highly probabale it is early menopause, but the digestive thing worries me-has anyone else experienced this along with menopause also?
My Dad died in August, it is still very raw and people have suggested the digestive feeling could be anxiety and depression? Could the menopause have been triggered by
I have to say since thinking I have a valid reason for all these symptoms, I am starting to
feel slightly less anxious that it
is not something else-I have not stopped worrying which I think has made me feel so much worse, I have been thinking about dying alot, stupid I'm sure but also common a feeling of doom and gloom and dread I'm told?
Basically I'm just wondering if anyone else has experienced the digestive problem along with the menopause, to put my mind at rest.
Thanks for reading!
I have been suffering with the panic monster on and off since 1997... I was 26 years old and often found myself visiting emergency rooms back to back because i did not believe that there was nothing wrong with me.
At the time that i started having the attacks my father was very ill and suffering from multiple problems..he was diagnosed with prostrate cancer and I was the one who would travel along with him to every doctors appointment. My panic and anxiety grew tremendously at that time and i was always over analyzing every sensation.
after my father passed away i was put on prozac which did wonders for me..i took it for a short while and then stopped..got pregnant withy my daughter and was loving life..
all up until 2002 when my mother passed away and then the anxiety/panic returned..only this time it never fully went away..I am now starting to suffer on a daily basis and am constantly thinking about it.. I have often thought of it as a pre menopause thing..I seem to suffer most from february to july every year..Although hormones may play a part in it i do believe that the stress from all these worrying thoughts is what causes the dry skin..skipped periods ect...
have you been to a doctor to test your hormon levels?
Yeh, just got blood tests back and it said no action necessary!!
I am noticing that if I ignore it the digestive problem doesn't bother me, but it's there if I think about it if that makes sense.
My anxiety from talking myself down is less, I guess I have to deal with my grief, it feels likes it's there underneath, I just tend to try not to cry as I have a small child, and dont want to upset her.
I'm sure in time it will work itself to the surface.
Thank you for your reply x