I am 41 and have been feeling abdominal flutters on the upper left side of my abdomen. I have had three children and can only describe it as the first feelings of movement during pregnancy! I am not preganant and would love to know what I'm feeling!
I just turned 43 years old and I am also not pregnant. I have been having flutters on my lower left side for the last 4 days. Mainly when I am sitting or lying down. Nothing painful, just annoying. The last person wrote about caffeine. realized I have started drinking a lot of green tea in the last few days..... I am actually going to the doctor today for a sinus infection and I am going to ask about this. I will let you all know. Thanks for all the great input.
I am 43, don't think I am going thru menopause yet. I have been experiencing fluttering on the left side of my abdomen for about a month now. It does feel like when you are pregnant.... no chance of that. I had a tubal ligation 7 years ago, after my second child was born. It is not painful, just annoying. Anyone who has experienced this or something similar and know what this is ... please, any knowledge will be acceptable.
Hello everyone! I found this site while doing a search online and I am so happy to have finally found something on these odd twitches I keep having, but I am surprised to see that it's posted in relation to menopause!
I am 30 and have been having some kind of problem for about two years now, although I'm not short on having a diagnosis, I'm not sure what the doctors say make sense. Let me try to sum up these last two years and hopefully someone can make more sense of all this than I can...
Two years ago had symptoms of urinary tract infection. Went to docs about two or three days later. Doc didn't think it was a UTI, decided it was an sexually transmitted disease, even though I argued. Doc performed a PAP, along with tests for STDs. PAP came back normal. Month later, same thing, went back to the doctor and was given a three day antibiotic. Another month later, same symptoms (they never went away). Had a fit at docs office, asked for more antibiotic thinking it was b/c doc ignored it too long (a month after first visit). Doc had gall to yell at me, I walked and went somewhere else! BTW... I didn't have insurance at the time, so I wasn't happy with her just taking "shots in the dark". Made a visit to local urgent care, they agreed they thought it was a UTI, gave me a urinalysis. Following week called to get results and was told they didn't know, then was told it was positive for infection. Called back to ask more questions b/c I was confused and was told the last person I spoke to was wrong, that the test must have been contaminated.
By that time it went from the usual UTI symptoms, to odd ones, such as bloating REALLY bad whenever I would eat so much as one bite of food, regardless of what kind of food it is. To eat half a small meal, I would bloat and look about 7 months prego! My moods were starting to become just off the wall and sex drive... out the window!
Finally got another doc and insurance. Was sent to an Ob/gyn. Ob tried to perform a test, which she couldn't and for some odd reason seen it necessary to send me to a gastro doctor. Made that appt and found a new ob/gyn too!
Gastro performed EGD & colonoscopy, said I had a small hiatial hernia and Gerd (which I could have guessed on my own). Ob performed laparo, said I had endometriosis and numerous adhesions, not to mention that one of my tubes was completely blocked and stuck to the side of the uterus (?). First he said he removed the endo, then he said he didn't, so I don't know what he did or didn't do! But he didn't touch my tubes or the adhesions, I know that.
Also during this time I was sent to a kidney doctor who had me pee in a cup and he said nothing was wrong with me and sent me to a urologist. The urologist performed hydro-distention on my bladder and said I had IC.
The gastro doctor put me on one daily med for the gerd and the uroligist put me on three meds a day. The stuff for the gerd worked miracles, the other three did nothing whatsoever and I quit taking them after a couple months.
Also, I have a history of ovarian cysts.
Two years later I swear I feel like I am going through Menopause, but at 30 they look at me more like I am going out of my mind... which it kind of feels like that too!
My moods are awful, I'm fine one minute, ready to cry the next, and likely wanting to knock someone upside the head all the time. Most of the time I am just down right crabby, but can't seem to help it.
I barely eat anymore as I just don't get hungry. I know I need to eat b/c I'm not that big of a person by nature (5'2, 98lbs until two years ago and I'm lucky to hit 90lbs now). When I make myself eat it only makes me feel worse, I get sick to my stomach and dry heave like I'm going to be sick, but never am, just get gaggy. I've also gotten this mysterous swelling around my left hip bone to the point I can't feel the bone or see it, but docs again think I'm talking out my butt b/c not one thus far has even looked at it! One sent me for an xray, but that's it!
The thing is... I also went of BC pills two years ago, just after the whole thing with the UTI that may or may not have been an actual UTI. Up until then, I had been on the BC pills since I was 19 (about nine years or so). Could that have some baring on what I'm going through?
I've outright asked a doctor to check my hormones, which she did on the spot one time and said I was fine, there was nothing wrong with my hormones. Don't understand how she could come to that conclusion when she had nothing to compare it to other than the average, but I'm already below average height, weight etc. Always have been and anyone who has ever met my mother isn't surprised, we're just petite.
I've switched to yet another doc, but can't see him until next month b/c of my insurance, but based upon what I've wrote, does anyone have any advice for me, anything I should ask specifically b/c I know my own body and something is wrong and whatever it is IS getting worse little by little?
Again, ANY advice would be appreciated as I've been going out of my mind, I'm tired of the constant aches and pains, the mood swings, and oh my god... POWER surges when I go from comfortable to feeling like someone just set my entire body on fire, not to mention I suddenly sweat like a pig and I NEVER used to sweat at all! I was always the person who wore the sweater and complained of being cold all the time. Plus, don't know if this has anything to do with everything else, but I have these little floaty things in my vision ALL the time. Looks like dust floating in the air, but I know it's in my eyes, not actually in the air. Eye doc said it's normal, but they are driving me crazy, they're so annoying! And something with my circulation I guess... when I get out of the shower, my legs, especially around my knees, are covered in white spots. They go away after some time, but they appear anytime I stand too long, and sometimes when I sit too long. I've seen them really bad on my legs and my arms too! Not to mention these little red, look like pin pricks which all of a sudden appeared across my chest and neck!
I don't know if I have a thousand little things going on or one great big thing! Believe it or not, that's not all either, just tired of typing!
Sorry so long, but anything that anyone could offer would be great! Been all over other boards and the advice I get usually is something I've already done and came up empty handed!
First, wow, StepMomster, you sound like me with all those problems (or 1 we just can't pinpoint!) I always say I started falling apart at 20! (I'm 32 now)
So...here's my deal right now. Went to doc a week ago for a sinus infection (had a little fluid in my right ear too). My lymph node inside my left elbow was a little swollen and tender. She ran a CBC and it was normal, but told me to come back in 2 weeks if the lymph node isn't better.
I took a course of antibiotics for the sinus infection...a Z-pack.
Although no more low-grade fever (99+), still been achy and lymph node still the same, if not worse, and now right one is up and tender some too.
Called nurse and she said to wait the full 2 weeks like the doctor had told me.
(however, I forgot to mention my other, new, symptoms once she said that! btw...I have a bad short term memory from fibromyalgia and heart medication...of course it gets way worse with lack of sleep).
Anyway...my newest symptom has been a twitch/flutter in my lower left abdomen...I'd say ovary or between it and groin/joint area. Same as you have all described...I said like a twitch you get in your eye, but inside, also feels like a pregnancy flutter, but can NOT be (whole other story there). I thought the first night I noticed that maybe it was gas. I'm going on at least the 4th day of it though. The night before last night it was constant for at least 3-4 hours and must have persisted throughout the night b/c I dreamed of feeling a baby sticking out there, then had a baby, then felt it again, then had another, then felt it again and said I was having triplets again! Boy...that was a weird dream.
So...do I call the nurse back and report the aching and twitching/fluttering...or wait another week. Do I call the obgyn and explain and get in to him instead?
ANY help will be appreciated!
Im 25 and I am having these abdomen twitches as well. Its highly unlikely that I am pregnant because I am on the pill, Can it be the pill causing it? Or should I go take a test? Me and my BF are long distance and its been 3 months since I last saw him. I did have a period since I last saw him but just that one because I tricycle the pill. I never miss and I have not been on any other meds that would counter act the BC pill Any suggestions?
I can relate to most of the women who have posted their experiences on this site. I just turned 28 and I am experiencing hot flashes, I am super moody,my period changes the day it comes every two months along with a host of ther bothersome symptoms. ALso intercourse is extremely painful for me, which is unfortunately for my husband and I. These problems came about about the birth of my second child, I delivered by emergency c-section and OB/GYN that I have gone to do not have any answers for me. I am in the process of seeking out another specialist but, this is starting to becoming very time cunsumning as well as costly I feel very frustrated but I just can not give up hope. I just want to resolve this issue so that I can get on with my life and not be in so much pain all the time. If any one has a clue to what the flutters could be please let us all know, we would all appreciate it very much.
Look up ethicons dirty sutures it will tell you about a lot of things that I think are going on with our bodies.I'm going through a lot of things .get your post operative notes from hospital see if you have victyl or panacryl sutures in you hope this helps.
Ethicons vicryl,panacryl sutures recall and birth control recall
Go to the FDA page on google go to adverse affects check it out you will be very surprised I'm dealing with the vicryl sutures I have been having a whole bunch of the same symptoms and more.my c-section and tubal ligation was in 2005 almost 4years later I have sutures pushing them
Selves out of my incision.thought they were supposed to dissolve in 70 days.been having severe problems last two months.hope this helps.if anyone has any advice and knows anything more about these please let me know.thank you
I can't believe that feeling. I'm 38 and my youngest is 15 months, and the oldest is 20. I thought it was happening again. The fluttering went on for two days, I knew I couldn't be pregnant because I just had a period. It still stayed on my mind. I went out for a few drinks, felt them on the way home,and they were worse. I went on to bed, woke up and no fluttering, but my lower abdomen was really sore. The first thing I thought, "oh no I killed it." I hope I Won't ever get those again. Its been a week and still no more fluttering. And not pregnant.
I too have the fluttering moving around and have every day for a couple weeks, especially when I first lie down or sit. I have wondered if it is a parasite or something, but it is difficult to get a doctor's opinion on that type of thing, and I have no idea which websites are credible when if comes to that type of issue. I am 33. I did have yeast problems for 6 mos ending a year ago, while nursing my 2nd child. And I have also in the past few months been excessively moody, bloated, periods a little different than usual, gaining weight. My thyroid levels are normal, that is all the medical approach I have taken so far. ????????
I have hormonal problems and can relate to most of these entries. I am only 33 but use wild yam cream to even out my hormones, its great! Try finding out about drs that are more specific with their hormone checking. Have a look at Dr Sandra Cabots website in spam unapproved called weight control doctor, she has doctors that do this and use compounding chemists as well as naturopaths
wild yam is great. I am also 33 and I recently started to take it and I found it put my mood back in order. It acts like progesterone...and I believe I had high levels of estrogen due to stress.
If you are undergoing a lot of stress in your life it can deplete your system of vital minerals needed to support your hormone balance. My stress was so bad that I began to loose some hair and I was completely reactionary (pms-like) continuously. I looked up the cause for hair loss/stress and learned it could be an imbalance of magnesium and copper, I also noticed that my bones felt brittle for someone my age (ended up with a stress fracture in my foot from running for the bus)... you need magnesium and vitamin D for proper calcium absorption, which is needed for bone health..
well as I researched and learned more about the chain of minerals needed to support each other and learned about the hair loss and stress - I learned that I was lacking the necissary chain to keep a progesterone/estrogen balance. My breasts were swelling drastically and so forth... this lead to me trying to find out how to balance my progesterone in a natural way (no drugs) and I found wild yam. it's a root - it's amazing, my temperment was back to normal within a week and the for the first time in 20 years I had no cramping.
I have the flutter too, I generally get it when I ovulate however sometimes it's a nuissance and I think it's your uterus releasing hormone production.
I have the same flutters as described above. I am 46 and as yet have no menopausal symptoms yet. I have been experiencing these 'flutters' now for about a week. I saw my doctor today and no, she didn't think I was crazy. She even gave it a name. Its called Fasiculation. It is twitching of a group of muscles in a particular area, in this case the pelvic area and assured me it was not in my uterus. The sensations will eventually go away, and nothing to get worried about.
Has anyone gotten any info on these flutters yet? I am 58 years old have been through with menopause years ago. I have had these for about a month now. They are very annoying, but not painfull. I hesitate to make a doctor appointment as I just had my annual physical (pap smear etc) and everything was fine. I thought I was imagining these, I am glad I am not losing my mind ! Thanks.
OH MY! I have the same story as most of you. My symptoms are most like Stepmomster in that I also have those vision things. I have had the "flutters" since May, almost 3 months. I am still getting periods and preg tests are neg. Mood swings are common. Since I am 43, perimenopause is not out of the question. I, too, am concerned something is really wrong.
I am 41, miscarried at 5 months in 1/09 (40 years old), and have had only 3 period cycles since. Within a year, my FSH has gone through the roof (63), hot flashes, bloating, and thin lining now. Obgyn has me on an estrogen patch for 6 weeks to see if my lining thickens, and I have been doing acupuncture once a week and working out 5 days a week for an hour at the gym. This past week I noticed a very prominent flutter for about 3 seconds in lower left stomach area. There is a slight possibility that I'm pregnant, but not likely (tested negative this week, but it may be too soon to know). I will see my Obgyn on August 12. I will post her perspective on flutters then.
I have also been experiencing the 'twitches' mentioned. It feels exactly like a muscle spasm I have had before in my arm/leg/eye but is just above my groin/lowest part of my stomach in the centre. Did anyone find out what they are? Not painful but very disconcerting.
oh my god..... does anyone know what it is...i was just sitting here on facebook and my stomach is going off like a baby is kicking...i have regular periods and am actually in the middle of a cycle now... it only just started int he last hour but i am pretty positive i am not pregnant but suppose i will make a doctors appointment too..... it feels just like a baby kicking and is freaking me out!!! i am 34 ...menopause??? i hope not!!!