I apologize for chiming in so late, but I wasn't working for this site when the initial qustion was asked. Everyone experiences the signs of menopause differently. With that said, I did a quick search and didn't find anything related to lightheadness. I'd recommend checking with the doctor to make sure it's not anything else, but it could be part of the transition. I personally had heart palpitations during the transition, but I can't say for sure that they were due to the transition because I was under heavy stress at the time. I talked to my doctor and worked on becoming more regular in my exercise efforts, cut back on the caffeine and took CoQ10, which caused the heart palpitations to resolve themselves.
So my advice is check with the doctor and really start embracing healthy habits. That may help some of these issues clear up.
I hope it is....I am 52 and still fairly regular periods but have daily lightheaded, woosy feelings. It is worse before my period but there just about all the time. No hot flashes yet. Dr. has said it is not a classic symptom but it seems like plenty of women experience this when I get on line and read about other womens' experiences.
I would like an answer to this too. I have been suffering from lightheadedness for the past few weeks and palpitations for the last week> I thought it was sinus problems at first, but this is a different lightheadedness, no sickness feeling and it is continuous. My doctor has been reducing my HRT tablets for the past 9 months so it being a symptom of perimenopause is possibly what it is. I visited one of the male doctors at the surgery yesterday, who sent me for an ECG for the palpitations but wasn't sure about the lightheadedness, it was one of those, give it some time, if it doesn't get any better come back and see us. If this is something we have to suffer because of the menopuse surely there is something we can take to east it. I agree, working with a computer all day while lightheaded is uncomfortable.
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