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Hot Flushes and Nausea?

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Witco Tue 13-Aug-13 10:03:24

I'm 48, have had a mirena coil for 3 years so i don't get periods any more. I have begun to get hot flushes and feel knackered and nauseous. Could this be the start of the menopause? I wasn't expecting the nausea part and I was very sick last night, although I had the same dinner as the rest of my family. Anyone else has this?

Missbopeep Tue 13-Aug-13 12:10:28

No and not heard of it. sounds maybe more like a tummy bug? There is one going around at the moment.

Witco Tue 13-Aug-13 20:30:11

That would be better!

MyLatestNameChange Thu 15-Aug-13 11:39:22

Nausea has been one of my worst menopausal symptoms - it's one of the reasons I've just started HRT.

Witco Thu 15-Aug-13 18:44:11

Thanks Latest, I thought I was going mad! It's a bit like morning sickness

missbopeep Thu 15-Aug-13 19:04:07

Funny how we are all so different.
HRT made me feel I had morning sickness, until I sorted out the dose and divided it between am and pm! Sudden input of oestrogen- just like when pregnant.

valiumredhead Thu 15-Aug-13 19:05:39

I get the morning sickness feeling thing, it's awfulsad

MyLatestNameChange Thu 15-Aug-13 20:15:42

I never had morning sickness when pregnant so this has knocked me for six.

Valium - do you find that any of the morning sickness remedies (ginger tea or whatever) work for this?

valiumredhead Thu 15-Aug-13 20:34:55

Peppermint tea helps!

MyLatestNameChange Thu 15-Aug-13 20:36:05

Right, I'll try it. I feel pretty desperate sometimes.

valiumredhead Fri 16-Aug-13 08:14:37

I don't like it at all-the nausea not the tea-but am reluctant to try hrt just yet.

missbopeep Fri 16-Aug-13 08:24:22

TBH I really think you should see your GP about feeling sick. I know that some women here are reporting this symptom but I've not known anyone else in RL mention it and it's not listed as a symptom in any of the menopause 'bibles' written by drs- though having said that 'gut' problems are listed meaning diarrhea, bloating and constipation. The remedies are listed as changing lifestyle- reducing stress- cutting out fatty and processed foods, and drinking more water.

Might be worth looking at what you tend to eat or drink last thing at night, if you eat too late, go to bed hungry, etc.

MyLatestNameChange Fri 16-Aug-13 09:06:08

It took a long while for the penny to drop with me, that the nausea and sickness I have been experiencing for the last couple of years started when my periods stopped. After years of other treatments and investigations, which have had only partial success, I asked the consultant gastroenterologist and my GP whether it could be menopause-related. Both said it was quite likely, as there are oestrogen receptors on the gut.

I haven't read the 'bibles', and have made some dietary changes anyway, but am waiting to see whether the HRT helps.

valiumredhead Fri 16-Aug-13 09:13:54

It's a very common symptom.

missbopeep Fri 16-Aug-13 09:15:17

Be interesting to see because it's usually too much oestrogen that causes the sicky feeling, as in morning sickness. I could understand nausea during peri as sometimes the ovaries go into overdrive and push out more oestrogen as they pack up- but hope you get some relief anyway.

teenyweenytadpole Fri 16-Aug-13 09:16:05

Hi, I have been experiencing this as well together with very sore boobs, I have googled and both can be menopausal symptoms. I haven't had any serious hot flushes yet but have had some where I have felt very hot in bed and had to fling the bedclothes off. Also have very low sex drive, dry skin, have gained weight, have sore/achy feet, dry hair, Bit of a mess really!! Might look into getting some supplements and am going to see a local gym to enrol on this bodyblast programme they do, it is diet/exercise help with coaching, I do badly need help!! I will also see my GP. I have mirena fitted so no periods for a couple of years but hard to know if it's that or the menopause. Either way I hate it!!

Witco Fri 16-Aug-13 21:56:03

Teeny, I have been doing the "flinging off bedclothes" thing too! Nausea has settled down in the past few days but the hot flushes have stayed. Bracing myself for the night seats, etc!

Gerijrich Mon 19-Aug-13 18:12:46

Hi I too suffer from nausea usually just as a hot flush appears - I have suffer a lot of the symptoms listed by members from flushes to panics and mood swings. I just wondered if those of you who have posted symptoms can tell us how you are getting on so that we can get through this tough menopause. Thank you would love to hear. Geri x

valiumredhead Mon 19-Aug-13 18:27:02

I've started getting too hot in bed, I'm looking into getting Egyptian cotton sheetsblush hmm

RippingYarns Fri 23-Aug-13 09:56:27

i've been having night sweats for about 18mths now, i've piled on the weight and finding it really hard to shift, and this past few weeks have had dreadful nausea, mainly in the morning, my breasts are so sore at times i can't wear a bra.

i too have the mirena coil fitted, but my periods have returned with gusto recently too.

i feel like shit

what supplements are people taking, please? i was taking EPO with starflower for a bit but ran out and not convinced they were working anyhow

valiumredhead Fri 23-Aug-13 10:27:02

I'm taking the tesco own brand supplements subtlety called MENOPAUSEgrin

RippingYarns Fri 23-Aug-13 10:45:11


funny that grin

i'm going to make an appt with the nurse i think - might be worth having my coil checked

Witco Fri 23-Aug-13 17:55:38

I've loitered in health good shops and read the labels on various potions but not bought anything yet! Black Cohosh (sp?) looks interesting but has anyone had success with it? God, I'm sick of these flushes and it's only been a few weeks!

valiumredhead Fri 23-Aug-13 20:44:43

Not used it but have heard good things about it. Worth a go.

RippingYarns Fri 23-Aug-13 21:01:36

i've put it on my shopping list too

thanks Witco

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