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, recently these symptoms have become exyreme only upon . including hot flashing, palpitations, weakness, a sinking feeling in chest it is severe, subsides in a couple minutes. Anyone else!

By Anonymous January 16, 2011 - 4:51pm
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This is not related to the amount of times I wake during the night. Could have a good nights sleep or wake up several times, it does not seem to matter. The symptoms are so much more severe than those that I experience routinely, that I am wondering if anyone else only experiences a significant worsening of menopausal symptoms a few minutes after awakening?

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I have exactly the same symptoms. I finally had to do hormone replacement therapy which took about 6 months to work but completely eliminated the problem. I stayed on therapy for about a year. When I went off the symptoms came back but not as severe. On a side note I sometimes take adderall for my ADHD and it stops hot flashes immediately as for as long as I'm taking it. I don't know if there is a connection but it works better than anything I've ever tried and I've tried it all! I don't use adderall to treat menopause I just happen to notice it works for some reason.

September 1, 2016 - 8:12am
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I also have a hot flash almost immediately after I wake up. Even if I had just dozed off. I am also averaging about 3 an hour along with being cold in between. So hard to deal with. I have tried all kinds of herbal and natural treatments and have had no relief. I am hopeful I will find some help yet. I will keep posting.

September 14, 2015 - 1:20pm
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I also feel very hot upon awakening. It goes away in a couple of minutes. Perhaps it has to do with my body being asleep and dormant and then awakening to another mode of being 'awake'. I am 63 and it has only occurred in the last year. Other than that, I have really not had menopause.

May 28, 2012 - 6:55am
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I have a sinking feeling in my stomach right before it happens. A feeling of dread and then in about a minute...the hot flash comes. So severe!!! And I could burst into tears and sometimes do. It's horrible! I have them for about 4 months at a time and they happen about every couple hours or so or even more. Then miraculously they disapear for a while but I think it's cuz I ovulate and that releases the hormones back into my body. Have tried natural progesterene cream..made me weepy. I am going back to doc on Thursday...can't deal with it anymore.

March 22, 2011 - 3:50pm
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Anonymous (reply to Anonymous)

Did you ever solve this issue? I have the same problem and I don't know what to do.

August 16, 2016 - 12:31pm

I have an increase in hot flashes shortly after waking up. I have hot flash after hot flash for the first hour after waking up. This makes it hard to put on make up before going to work. I of have noticed that my symptoms are worse between the hours of 5 am and 9 am. The anxiety or sinking feeling usually happens at any time during the day or night.

February 26, 2011 - 12:57pm
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Have you tried any treatments for your symptoms?

February 27, 2011 - 2:14pm

It is important to talk with your doctor about palpitations and a sinking feeling in your chest, as these are not necessarily menopause-related, and could be indicating other medical conditions. Please call your doctor to have any other factors ruled-out first!

January 16, 2011 - 8:09pm
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