Trying Again

laureanMay 4, 2008

I posted the other night, but must have messed up, because it didn't show on the forum.

I'm 40.5 years old and I think I'm in menopause. I spoke with my Aunt, she says women in our family go through meno in their late 30's and early 40's. Which was such a relief to me, because I honestly thought I was dying.

I have a gyn appt. on Monday, and plan on getting my hormone levels checked. I've been told by my doc that I'm in peri. This from 2 years ago. I was put on effexor for night sweats and panic attacks. I went of the med because I hated the side effects. Well, the panic attacks are driving me crazy. I also get overwhelmed easily. I've begun walking and eating better, and want to see a nutritionist because my bp is up.

It is such a relief to find this forum. I'm not going crazy, I'm not going crazy..... lol

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Do you think that the anxiety is making your blood pressure high? That's a possibility to consider. What kinds of things trigger panic attacks, or are they unpredictable? Have you been really stressed out for the past couple of months? Any major changes or occurances in your life? At your age, your hormone levels may still be in normal range, but that doesn't mean that hormone changes and fluctuations don't have anything to do with it. Good luck in finding an effective way to deal with it.
Mrs H

ps- if you are going crazy, it doesn't mean it will always be that way :)

    Bookmark   May 13, 2008 at 12:12AM
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You poor thing! I totally understand! I went through exactly that...the awful anxiety. I thought I was going crazy and didn't even know ANYTHING about perimenopause. No one told me. My doctor sells a product called Estrofactors through a company called Metagenics. Do a google search. I started taking it for ovarian cysts and as a result, my anxiety went away. I'm on bio-identical hormones progesterone and testosterone now and they have replaced the Estrofactors. Look into these things. They saved me from jumping in front off a bridge.

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 2:10PM
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in front of a car or off a get the idea!

    Bookmark   May 14, 2008 at 2:13PM
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