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    lanae67 posted:
    I have recently been having "attacks"--most often when I get up in the morning. Usually involve chills or hot flashes spreading throughout my body, often accompanied by dizziness, followed by feeling weak and shakey or nervous for several minutes or several hours afterward. I have been postmenopausal for 10 yrs. & never had any particular problems other than occasional hot flashes that come & go within a few minutes. Am wondering if anyone else has experienced these type of symptoms & gotten any answers.
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    Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
    Dear lanae67,
    These symptoms could be related to menopause, but they would be very unusual. I would look to other hormonal issues, like thyroid dysfunction or blood glucose levels first. One easy way to investigate the menopause issue would be to give you some estrogen through a transdermal patch ( as long as you had no contraindications to taking estrogen) and see if the symptoms resolve. ( a two month trial would be quite sufficient). Do check in with your health care provider for some guidance,
    Good luck,
    Mary Jane


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