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Dry, tired or irritated eyes and menopause

The menopause can cause you to have dry, irritated or tired eyes

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  • Shelley Summers's photo avatar
    Shelley Summers — 21.01.2018 23:24
    Not sure whether to take HRT

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  • Kay King's photo avatar
    Kay King — 12.12.2017 21:49
    I am suffering terribly with dry, sore eyes all the time, with no relief with eye drops. I work in air conditioning so there's no escape from it and my eyes are so sensitive to light, driving at night this time of year is a nightmare. I have also been suffering from extreme fatigue which leaves me constantly tired no matter how much sleep I have. I sleep a lot!! Help!!

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    • Eileen's photo avatar
      Eileen — 13.12.2017 16:51
      Hello Kay, Have you been to the doctors and optician about these symptoms? You could email directly if you wish in the dialogue box on this page.

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    Allison — 01.11.2017 11:16
    Hi there. I have started to get terribly achy eyes for most of the day, starting from the minute I wake up. I also have developed strange heart palpitations whereby it feels as if I can't breathe. I also sometimes get sharp pains in my breasts, but a recent mammogram was completely clear, thank God. I am 50 years old, and suspect this is the start of menopause? Please comment. Thank you!

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      EILEEN — 02.11.2017 16:33
      Hi Allison it is a good idea to get your eyes tested as the hormonal changes can affect them in various ways. Just remember to tell the optician that you are approaching the menopause. Palpitations are surprisingly common in the menopause. Falling hormones can stress the nervous system making it much more sensitive and reactive to both physical and emotional stress and this can then trigger palpitations at any time. It is also known that falling oestrogen can affect the 'electrical system' of the heart which can cause rapid heartbeat or it can feel as if you miss a heart beat every so often. There are several things that may help here. If you do feel stressed or anxious then one of the stress remedies such as Passiflora Complex or Avena sativa may help. I would also suggest a magnesium supplement and a vitamin B Complex to help support and calm the nervous system. You may also find Menopause Support helpful, this is traditionally used to help gently raise and balance oestrogen thus reducing symptoms - it also contains magnesium as well. Dehydration and low blood sugar levels can also be a big factor so make sure that you are drinking plenty of plain water throughout the day and don't go more than a few hours without eating something. Caffeine, high salt and sugar foods, fizzy drinks and fruit juices can trigger palpitations so best avoided. However, it is important to get this checked out by your doctor as well just in case it is unrelated to the menopause.

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You won’t get the menopause the minute you turn 50! The average starting age is actually between 45 and 55 and it can often depend on a number of factors including hereditary, weight and health, however every single woman will have an individual menopause.

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