I'm thinking maybe you meant to post this on your thread, but that's okay. My OB/GYN has told me (over and over...hahaha) that our hormones can still go crazy for 10 years after we quit having periods. The reason I think some of this is hormonal, is that it all comes in a "package deal", around the times when my ovary hurts..........I get esophogeal slowness, diarrhea, heart palpitations, anxiety, sleep problems, my knees give out, my teeth hurt, I have lots of aches and pains everywhere, I get headaches, my sinuses act up, and I get that fullness in my neck at times.
I'm sorry you're having these problems, but it is sooooo nice to hear that I'm not the only one on earth who has all this funkiness!
In my reply to your other post, I mentioned having to sleep upright in a chair for 7 months, because of that horrible fullness in my neck, and feeling like I was going to suffocate.
What's very interesting, is that I've had a problem for many years........when I lean over, I feel that all the blood in my body is in my neck and head and its going to explode! Nobody ever seems to know what I'm talking about, but it sounds like you do!
I was on aciphex for a long time, and finally got off it. I really can't believe I was in so much pain daily, (from migraines), and didn't suspect the aciphex. I got off it and the headaches went away. But a few years later, I went on it again, and sure enough, I immediately started getting bad headaches. I tried the other PPIs too, and still got headaches.
I think alot of people get side-effects of one sort or another on PPIs. Just remember though, if you ever want to come off it, you'll probably get really bad reflux for about a week, until your body gets used to it, and then you'll feel better. I think alot of people stay on them too long, because they get rebound reflux when they stop it, and interpret this as really needing the drug, when they don't necessarily.
Do you get any irregular heartbeats?
I'm 58, and I'm still having hormonal fluctuations.
Interesting that you mentioned your sinuses. Over the past 15 years of going through perimenopause/menopause-sort-of, and talking to alot of women, it seems that the sinuses have big troubles too during this time. In fact, I had 2 sinus surgeries during perimenopause. Interesting.
And trust me.........docs (especially male docs) NEVER think hormones have anything to do with anything........and they couldn't be more wrong!!
When I'm having a hormone fluctuation, its HELL. When it subsides, life is good again. Maybe in our next lives we'll be lucky enough to be men. lololol!