Do you feel like you are Crazy?

wakemeupsoonNovember 24, 2008

I am 45 years old. I have always been an upbeat person.

Then about two years ago I started having panic attacks, then I started having emotional episodes and the doctor said well this is probably just perimenopause. Well here I am at 45 years old and I feel like someone made me a hollow shell of a person. I cry over everything. I feel so desolate and alone at times, even though I am blessed with four amazing beautiful children. The smallest little bump in life just throws me off and I feel like the world has come to an end. So two weeks ago the doctor gave me Valium to take instead of Xanax and I felt a huge change. But that changed this past weekend. I have read this forum and I am experiencing other symptoms such as joint pain, breast tenderness, loss of sexual desire, then sometimes I have an amazing sex drive beyond my normal one.

Right now I just feel like so void, empty and it is just absolutely upsetting.

Does this sound like perimenopause? meonpause?

How long will this last?

Anyone have any suggestions on how to endure this terrible time?

Thanks

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cheerful1_gw

"I feel like someone made me a hollow shell of a person. I cry over everything....The smallest little bump in life just throws me off and I feel like the world has come to an end".

I'm 53, post-menopausal, and feel the same way. I feel like it's never going to go away.

Rather than feeling alone, I feel like I want to be alone.

I used to feel so calm and laid-back, I feel like I'm a whole other person that I don't like anymore.

    Bookmark   November 25, 2008 at 9:15AM
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cindy_pond

wakemeupsoon,
Oh I know how you are feeling. I'm just so sorry you have are feeling it so young. I am 52 and I started feeling the exact same way as you about a year ago. Then this past june, I started with panic attacks also. I cry over everything and I also feel like my life is over. My periods are irregular, but still come once every month (just not at the same time and very light) The doctor gave me valium also for just a couple of weeks and it worked ok at first. Now when I get up in the morning, I have to start out very calmly and slowly or I find myself starting to panic. I don't know how long this will last either. I think it's one of those life transitions that we have to learn how to live with. I take magnesium suppliments, B vitamins, a multivitamin and use progesterone cream. This doesn't take the symptoms away entirely, it makes them so I can function from day to day. Thank God, I have an understanding supportive wonderful husband who tries to make everything as easy for me as possible. I know this won't help you much, but at least you know you aren't alone. My thoughts are with you.

    Bookmark   November 26, 2008 at 8:15AM
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