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The doctor thinks im peri menapausal the only syptoms i started getting was this incredible internal body heat mostly my torso.. no sweating or flushed skin hst a burning heat.. during the nite then shivery on an off i sometimes get ut during the day an makes me feel a bit sick.. but nightime is worse it kinda feels like my skin is burning an like an empty feeling in my stomach... hormones tests suggested peri menapausal but i took sage an vitamin b an agnus castus an that seemed to help after a few weeks my levels were normal again.. so mot sure if this is jst something its goin to happen every few weeks or months.. but this started again 2 weeks ago an its really bad again the internal heat is really gettin me down coz im not sleeping properly.. i dont know what else to take. Im still gettin a period but jst a day or 2.. this is the only sypmtoms i have .. im 44 ?? Cud this be something else or can you suggest a diff herbal remedy or shud i ask for hrt? Please help

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Hello and a warm welcome to our friendly fibro forum where you can get help, support, advice and understanding.

Have you seen our Mother Site fmauk.org ? Here you will find a wealth of information including guides and links.

Do you have a diagnosis of fibro? Sometimes we suffer with a faulty body thermostat and this could be what you are describing. Unfortunately I cannot offer any medical guidance as I am not qualified so I do suggest you see your GP.

I experienced much the same as you at about the same age, it could be you are perimenopusal. Do you know how old your mum was when she started the change as that can give a good indication?

I am afraid I cannot answer you on the HRT as that is a matter for your doctor as there are other variables to take into account like clotting factors, if you smoke etc.

I have heard changing to soya milk can help though.

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Thank you.. my mum an aunt were bith in there 50ties.. when started menopause..


Hi, I'm 45 and before I was diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and other things last year, I was basically told by an uncaring female doctor that it was just probably the menopause! She just snapped at me...well go and get a blood test if it makes you feel any better! I've had numerous blood tests since and not one of them has ever come back as me even being perimenopause! Even the physio started to go down this route of its just my age and do I sweat a lot at night! I was quick to correct him that he was wrong! Why are all doctors quick to point at the menopause as being the reason for most illnesses. Has your doctor done a test for this as it will tell you if you are?

Wishing you all the best

X x

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Thank u.. i had the bloods done for menopause .. which is jst the hormone levels very high then after i took the herbal tablets 4 weeks later was back to normal.. i did pay a private clinic to for a fsh test an they said i had low egg reserve tbh i dont know much about this.. but 5hey said i wouldnt be a candiate for fertilty treatment which was devastating. This heat is coming an going but when im trying to seach it its usually flushes an sweating.. i dont have that.. its jst my torso thats boiling hot an the rest of me is freezing.. its luke i cant have anything tiuching my si from torso an up its like burning.. im going to go back to gp.. im caving sweet things an even wen i eat its like my stomach is empty its driving me mad.. when it goes away im fine so jst thot maybe im in an out of peri menopausal.. thank you for replies much appreciated x

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Hi glasgow177

Welcome to the forum and it is wonderful to make your acquaintance. I have pasted you a link below to other posts on this subject.


I want to sincerely wish you all the best of luck.

All my hopes and dreams for you



Hiya, I have fibro and been diagnosed peri menopause too. Your symptoms sound familiar, except, I do miss some months of my period, but at the moment, back to every month. Because it's not full menopause I think it will come and go. I am 43, and got diagnosed at 42. I'm not taking hrt, already taking enough tablets. When suffering I take B vitamins, magnesium and evening primrose oil. You can buy vitamins just for menopause, I buy tesco own brand on 3for2. Personally, and this is just me, I would wait off on HRT till you really need it. But speak to your doctor or practice nurse, ask them to explain everything to you


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