Dear Dr. Altman,

(10 March 2000)

Q: I am 42 years old. When I get up in the morning I got up with this warm feeling all over my body, even my mouth. Sometimes I feel like if my face is on fire. At first I thought I was running a temperature, but it was normal. I experience pain in my arms and sometimes I feel my body shaking. I get headaches also. My headaches are very serve, I even had an MRI of my head, because my headaches were so intense. My chest feels heavy. A few months ago I went to the doctor, had a blood test, she said my hormone levels were normal. My pressure also goes up when I have these symptoms. Can this be pre-menopause. I need help. I also feel like if I am losing my mind. Thanks.~~Lisa

Dr. Altman: You can benefit from soy.... looking for soy.