Hi... So glad to have found this great site! Been dealing with Meno symptoms for a while now (I'm 51). I had a uterine ablation 6 years ago, so no periods, and wasn't sure where I was menopause-wise. In past 2 years have had bothersome symptoms such as whole body hot flashes, heart palps and anxiety. My (female) doctor doesn't seem to really be with it as far as menopause... ran a ton of tests to rule out other things, then I finally insisted on an FSH test last month. It was 135! She finally admits that I'm menopausal!
Lately I've been experiencing daily anxiety , out of the blue. I think some of them have been full blown panic episodes. They are awful! I've been releived to find that this is a common symptom of menopause. Any suggestions on best ways to deal with them? (I am not on HRT). Thanks for this great site. I've already gained some comfort from reading some of your posts on the "joys" :( of this eventful time in my life. Gayle