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    Menopause help
    Anon_17762 posted:
    I am a 51 year old woman who is going through perimenopause. Lately Ive had horrible palpatations, and was recently diagnosed with PSVT. I rarely have the tachycardia, but when I do, its usually accompanied by a horrible hot flash/flush. Im also experiencing swelling, and a as of last week, my first real panic and anxiety attack. I usually try to exercise every day, an average of 4 miles a day and have over the last 2 years changed how I eat. I try to take in only healthy, organic and natural foods. Im so freaked out by the palps and the overall not feeling well, that Im afraid to workout now. As of a 2 months ago, I was in perfect health. But I worry about heart disease as my mother developed CHF while she was going though menopause. Is all this normal? Has anyone else ever experienced any of these symptoms? I have a rx waiting for me for bio identical HRT's but now Im hearing that they arent so good for you either. Any and all feedback would be greatly appreciated.
    Anon_6061 responded:
    Many women have posted here about heart palps in perimenopause. Just do a search of this board for "palpitations." The "Search this Community" box can be found on the top right across from "Announcements."

    Some things that may help are HRT and/or a low dose magnesium supplement.
    jmh8662 replied to Anon_6061's response:
    Thank you! I will do that.

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