Hi everyone - I'm new to this group and hoping to find reassurances through others with similar experiences. I'm 49 and have been in perimenopause for 3-4 years. Most of my symptoms up to now have been annoying and somewhat disruptive - insomnia, irritability, fatigue, mood swings - but the past couple of cycles I have been experiencing heart symptoms. They seem to be worse the first half of my cycle and come and go, but are really scary and make me physically feel awful. Heart palpitations, heaviness in my chest, dizziness/lightheadedness, extreme fatigue, feeling as though my heart is working really hard to get oxygen to my body but not doing an adequate job. I had some blood work done a few weeks ago to rule out other conditions that could be causing heart issues and all was normal. The dr. had me scheduled for a holter monitor, but I cancelled (with the dr. knowledge/approval) because at the time of my appointment my heart was not acting up at all and I felt normal. Anyone else experience similar symptoms? Have you found anything to eliminate or at least alleviate them? Please tell me I'm not alone.
Hello :) This is my first time to the site . I'm thankful I found this group and hope to have others who can relate and share info.I'd never had problems before with urinary and/or bowels until I had a total hysterectomy in Sept 2017. Has anyone else found that if one flares up so does the other??? Miserable in MS
Just sharing some info on another option besides Elmiron that might interest you.After recently being diagnosed with IC, after having IC for over 30 yrs now, I opted out of taking Elmiron to instead take aloe vera capsules (2 tabs 3x/day) for my IC problem. They have been helping, without the side effects of Elmiron. My doc was amazed at how much my bladder lining had improved since being on the...