perimeopause and vertigo???
Hi. I am turning 50 in November. Physical activity is part of my daily routine. I excersise, walk 4 to 8 miles a day, eat healthy and have overall good health.
I have 3 grown children and had none of the typical symptoms during pregnancy. No morning sickness, no food cravings, etc. All 3 pregnancies were "symptom" free with the exception of my growing belly. Easy and quick deliveries. Cramps or irregular periods were not something I ever experienced either.
I have been most fortunate with regards to the usual female problems...until about a year ago. I was out gardening when all of a sudden I lost my balance and fell over. It was nothing serious and I thought nothing of it. This feeling of vertigo continued and after about 2 months I decided to have it checked out. All of the usual tests were performed including CT scans and MRI's. Everything was "normal". This problem has persisted and is only getting worse. It can come on suddenly and with a vengence. It doesn't matter if I am lying down, sitting, standing, walking or running. It can last as short as a few minutes to several days. It is not a dizzy feeling but rather a feeling that I am walking on a boat that is rocking back and forth. I believe it is more like vertigo.
It just occured to me that it may be a symptom of perimenopause. The only other changes I have noticed is my periods are heavier than usual and I do get cramps, wheras I have never experienced cramps before. My memory has also been affected. I can't remember something that happened 5 minutes ago. I used to pride my self on my ability to remember things. Not any more. When all of this started I did go to my OBGYN and she dismissed all of these things. She told me not to worry about them . Now I am wondering if I need a new OBGYN. The research I have done indicates that perhaps these are symptoms of perimenopause. Can anyone suggest some literature of websites? Any help would be most welcome. Thank You.