If you can’t or don’t want to take hormones, you may find that an antidepressant such as paroxetine (Paxil), venlafaxine (Effexor) or fluoxetine (Prozac) helps. The antihypertensive medication clonidine (Catapres) or the antiseizure medication gabapentin (Neurontin) relieves hot flashes in some women. Talk with your clinician about which medication may be right for you, and remember that most hot flashes improve over time on their own.
Been treated for GERD for 3 months after complaining of chest pain and burning sensation on my chest and back. Recently (December) I have had chest burning again and this time it’s serious as its now 24-hr. Went to a doctor, thinks I have anxiety but told me to do barium meal test. I did but told me my esophagus is not too narrow. I went to another specialist who told me I might need a surgery.
True menopause does not occur until one year after your last period. Women often have questions about the menopausal symptoms that they are experiencing and wonder if menopause can cause nausea and headaches.
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But boy if I forgot which day I was on and missed a pill, the GERD came back with a vengeance. I grew up with two parents who had constant heartburn. Dad always had antacids in his pocket and mom kept them on her nightstand. I just thought it was a thing that all adults suffered from.
I just wish someone could do something to make me feel better. I can’t imagine feeling like this the rest of my life. Do you know what it feels like to have a 50lb weight on your chest?
I had a stomach stapling in 1985 to save my life. That it did but in the end, how much am I losing?
Suddenly need to urinate all the time or feel constant pressure on your bladder? Unless you’ve started drinking more liquids or you’re pregnant, this may be a sign of cancer.
A 2004 study in the American Journal of Epidemiology of more than 3,000 women found no link between menopausal status and weight gain or an expanding waistline. Instead, the classic middle-age spread seemed to stem from a variety of factors, including the fact that older women (and men) are simply less physically active. There is also some speculation that weight gain in midlife is due, in part, to a slowdown in metabolism. During perimenopause, women often complain of short-term memory problems and difficulty with concentration.
It usually starts as a painless lump or cyst on the ovary that gradually enlarges. As there is room for it to grow, it does not cause symptoms until it is quite large. Any cancer treatment that leads to lower than normal oestrogen levels in women can increase the risk of bone thinning (osteoporosis). So you could be more at risk than average if you’ve had chemotherapy that caused an early menopause. You are also at risk if you had hormone therapy such as Zoladex or anastrozole, exemestane or letrozole.
I had gone to a gastroenterologist after my first child and complained to him about the heartburn and back pain. He wasn’t concerned about the heartburn and thought I had an anal fissure.