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By Anonymous October 28, 2011 - 5:26am
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several years ago while standing in my kitchen i experienced a sudden rush of hot/cold sensation running from the top of my head to my pelvis, heart rate was very fast, felt like i was in a tunnel tingles all down my arms . i called my dr. and they told me to go to e.r. once there i was put on a heart monitor,chest xrays,cat scan of my head,blood work. all the things they do to see if you are having a heart attack. my blood pressure was high but everything else was ok. i seen a cardio dr the next day immediatly put me on blood pressure meds and during several months had every heart test they do! even a heart cath all which were great! but was still having these spells that would last for hours.seen a neurologist and he put me on neurontin 100mg 3x a day which have helped alot. but on occasion i still have these spells that wake me out of a dead sleep. starts at my head and rushes in to my pelvis causing me to have to urinate right away. dr. has chalked all this up to menopause....can it be?

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Though the symptoms are not life-threatening, they are affecting your quality of life. The different glands in the endocrine system and the hormone they produce influence almost every cell, organ, and function of our bodies. The endocrine system is instrumental in regulating mood, growth and development, tissue function, and metabolism, as well as as well as sexual function and reproductive processes. By the way, did you know that Neurontin (Gabapentin) is in a class of medications called anticonvulsants. Gabapentin treats seizures by decreasing abnormal excitement in the brain. Gabapentin relieves the pain of postherpetic neuralgia by changing the way the body senses pain. I cannot say if your symptoms will disappear once you have reached menopause, because I don't know if they are related to fluctuations in your estrogen and progesterone levels. Once again, I recommend an evaluation with an endocrinologist. That is what I would do if I were having symptoms that could not be linked to a definitive diagnosis. MaryannNovember 8, 2011 - 12:41pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

i finally got in to a endocrinologist last week. they didnt want to see me because i didnt have diabetes or a thyroid issue. but my dr. insisted so they finally agreed. i got all my medical records from all my Dr's including e. r visits since 2009. she was very nice but could not offer any help to me saying i was pre menstral and this could go on for another 7 years until i finally hit menopause. and then only when i didn't have a period for at least 6 months could they say i had hit menopause. she looked over every test i had and said all these test would have been exactly what she would have ordered and everything came back great so she could do no more than what had already been done. She said for me to lose weight and see if that didnt help relieve symptoms. thank you! beth

February 6, 2012 - 10:30am

Frankly, that is the most unusual manifestation of menopausal symptoms I have ever heard.

All of your symptoms sound like they could be rooted in an endocrine imbalance. You may want to make an appointment with an endocrinologist. A thorough work-up may get to the source of your symptoms.


October 28, 2011 - 4:58pm
(reply to Maryann Gromisch RN)

if this in fact what is going on is it dangerous for me not to look into it? are there any health risk involved? and will it stop once i've gone through menopause or does this have no link to menopause? ive been going through this for almost 3 years now so i assume it cant be life threating.

November 7, 2011 - 6:14am
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