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Re; Neurology Symptoms

Hello, had a lot of similar symptoms as discussed, joint pain, fog brain, anxiety,thyroid issues and night sweats but wanted to check if neurological issues can be sign also? I've been having strange feelings in my headand muscle spasms/body jerks that wake me through the night sometimes. Sometimes the left side of my head is tender the next day slso. I've researched a lot over the last year about menopause, discussion groups and heard different nerve symptoms discussed, fibromyalgia. Is it possibe, this could also be a symptom of the menopause, been having symptoms over the last 6 years or so in total.


  • MonicaMMonicaM Posts: 337 ✭✭✭


    Thank you for posting on our forum.

    I am sorry that you are experiencing these symptoms it must be very difficult. A lot of women unforunately experience these symptoms joint pain, brain fog, anxiety, thyroid issues and night sweats. Some of these I have/had experienced too. The other symptoms that you are experinecing I am not sure if they are related to menopause so I am going to tag our experts in this post and I am sure they can give you some suggestions on if this can be something else other than menopause.

    Have you seen a GP about your symptoms?

    @Giada Frontino and @Menopauseorjustme

  • AMRAMR Posts: 5

    Hi Monica thank you for your response and any advice. Yes, spoke with the GP, just waiting for an MRI scan and neurological investigations. It feels like electric activity in the head and quick electricity shocks but only happens lying down or when going to bed. I was curious if it all tied in with menopause with body temp changing of a night and GP seems reluctant to discuss menopause every time I raise the topic.

    Thank you

  • Blanka_CBlanka_C Posts: 406 Community Admin

    Hi @AMR I can see Monica has already been in touch with some useful advice. Just wanted to welcome you to the community! It's great to hear your GP is helpful and that you're getting the support you need. I'm not sure if this is linked to the menopause as I'm not a doctor myself either, however one of our two experts will be in touch soon.

    I've actually come across an existing discussion on here that might be interesting to have a look at? I remember some of the ladies mentioning a 'cotton wool', light-headed feeling before:

    Hope this helps a little, please keep us posted and let us know how you're getting on. You've got this!

    Take care, Blanka

  • Giada FrontinoGiada Frontino Posts: 73 Consultant Gynaecologist

    Dear @AMR,

    The neurological symptoms you have described are not usually correlated with menopause, especially if they appear when you lie down or at bedtime. I am glad your GP has referred for neurological investigations and an MRI, so please keep us updated.

    Kind regards,

    Giada Frontino

    GMC Full Specialist Registration # 7468911 

    Website: https://www.doctify.com/uk/specialist/dr_giada_frontino 

  • AMRAMR Posts: 5

    Thanks Giada for your message and advice. I will let you know once I know more. I've been suffering with so many menopausal symptoms and recently started on Levothyroxine for underactive thyroid. I was thinking it all could have been linked.

    Many thanks


  • MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 433 Menopause Nurse Practitioner


    Good evening.

    You have been getting lots of great advice. It is really important to talk it through with your GP, which you have and he has referred you.

    You have low thyroid, so this maybe contributing but menopause affects every women so your symptoms may also be due to low Oestrogen too.

    There are many symptoms of menopause. Some of the most common are hot flushes/night sweats, increased anxiety, lack of confidence, poor sleep, brain fog and dry itchy skin but there are many more!

    Depending how long you have to wait for your investigations it might worth discussing this further with a GP or nurse practitioner at your surgery who has an interest in menopause and HRT.

    We can give you advice but do talk to them.

    We look forward to hearing from you.

    Best wishes

    Diane Porterfield Bourne.

  • AMRAMR Posts: 5

    Hello Diane

    Thanks for the message and advice. I do feel a pretty overwhelmed at the amount of symptoms going on at the minute and whether it's the thyroid, menopause or anything else. My anxiety levels are so high. The good news MRI today and results were clear, the next step neurological referral and telephone consultation with Doctor next week to discuss. At that point I'm going to ask if there is any expert at the practice to discuss menopause symptoms and my options, armed with my diary of symptoms. They seem reluctant to explore the menopause each time I bring the topic up. If there is no expert there for advice, where would you suggest the best places to explore privately and costs for a consultation, not sure where to even start?

    Thanks again


  • Blanka_CBlanka_C Posts: 406 Community Admin


    Hi Ann-Marie, so glad to hear your MRI results were clear and that you're having a consultation with your doctor soon. Well done for stepping up and thinking of asking for a menopause practitioner - sadly in the past I heard many women saying their GP isn't particularly helpful when it comes to the menopause.

    You might want to have a look at the following resources before:

    In terms of exploring private clinics, a good place to start would be the British Menopause Society's website where you can put your location in and it gives you a bunch of options: https://thebms.org.uk/find-a-menopause-specialist/

    Besides helping our menopause community, @DianePorterfield-Bourne also offers private consultations herself, you can have a look on her website here (Diane - I hope you don't mind me sharing!).

    Hope this helps a little!

    Have a wonderful day,

    Blanka x

  • AMRAMR Posts: 5

    Thanks Blanka, will definitely check it all out. I'm just so grateful there is so much more talking and information shared at long last about menopause. It's literally a life saver this community, from more stress and not having to feel alone. Thank you all x

  • MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 433 Menopause Nurse Practitioner


    Thank you writing back and explaining a bit more. I bet you are pleased your MRI was fine but it can leave

    you wondering what is going on!

    I would ask at your practice for any GP who specialises in menopause and women's health.

    As @Blanka_C has said, I have my own private menopause services; seeing lots of women online and within my clinics.

    If you don't have much luck with your GP please email me via my website information.

    Take care.

    Best wishes

    Diane Porterfield Bourne.

  • MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 433 Menopause Nurse Practitioner


    It's great to hear that this online menopause community has been supportive and a source of information.

    That is what we are here for; to offer advice, point you towards resources and explain menopause and HRT in a way that makes sense.

    Best wishes

    Diane Porterfield Bourne.

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