Hypothyroidism (low thyroid) & Menopause
I recently went to the doctor because of my hands going to sleep at night - the diagnosis was carpal tunnel. My bloodwork revealed that I had low thyroid - which can cause carpal tunnel. Low thyroid also mimics some of the symptoms of menopause: Weight gain, very dry skin, constipation, moodiness, low energy, spine/back/neck pain, etc. I just started taking thyroid medication - which takes about 2 weeks to begin working. It might be worth having your thyroid tested if you are having any of these symptoms. I'll let you know if the medication works.