Symptoms of menopause
"What's going on with me?" is the most common question women have during perimenopause and menopause. “Is it hot in here, or is it just me?” would be the second most common question.
Some women have many of these symptoms of menopause; others have very few. Some really lucky ones have none at all. Here is a list of some of the most common menopausal symptoms — plus some tips on how you can cope with them. Be sure to discuss your symptoms or any others concerns with your healthcare provider.
It's fairly common to experience palpitations — or a rapid heartbeat — during a hot flash. In the great majority of cases, this is not serious and has nothing to do with a heart attack, but it can cause a certain amount of anxiety and (when it happens at night) disrupt your sleep patterns.
What you can do: Breathe! Pay attention to your inhales and exhales, and make a conscious effort to slow down the breath. Also understand that this episode will pass quickly. But if your heart is still racing after the hot flash is over, consult your healthcare professional.