I have and do suffer from anxiety and perimenapause my ob gave me prozac 15mgs to take the 14 days of my menstral cycle and I get mines 21 days apart twice a month so you are not alone the prozac=works wonders but I am currently taking nothing! Right before my period I usually get really dizzy having panic attacks the basic hard heart beat shortness of breath tighting of the throat etc.... As I could go on and on with the symptoms but thankfully to GOD I didnt have the symptoms this month but all I did was refocus my thinking and thought very positive voluntarily meaning I didnt just sit n say ik Im going to think positive but it has been a long struggle for me these last 3 years still thankful to GOD I have come this far!!!
I am 45 and wondering if my anxiety symptoms come from perimenopause, as I have not had this before. I say "symptoms" because I don't have any anxious thoughts (other than my symptoms!) I am wondering if I have a hormone imbalance. Did your anxiety start with perimenopause? Just trying to figure this out. Thanks!
Hi thanks for comments yes my symptom all started with menopause I never worried or got anxious before and now since the peri menopause has hit me I am extremely anxious teary and get depressed
Anybody suffer from muscle soreness in the chest area arm pain breast pain in peri menopause . I have it for some months now have had ecg chest x ray fasting bloods glucose cholesterol level 4.4 I have had tests for blood clots all clear as well but have this constant soreness . Doctor gave me tramadol in hospital and my own doctor gave me Melfen 400 mg because my tests are all clear they tell me its from smoking anyone out there with same symptoms would love to hear from you
I'm 46 and I'm most probably in a perimenopause too. I have bad anxiety since few months, not thoughts, but feelings in the body with fast heart beat. I have soreness and burning in the chest and in the both breasts too. EKG is normal.
I have very low progesteron, hypothyroidism and maybe prolactinoma ( diagnosi isn't clear). But I didn't have this symptoms before, even not in the state of not treated hypothyroidism. My last period came this time already on 19th day, so much too early and it was very strong. My doc gave me beta blocker, which help against anxiety and fast heart beat, but the anxiety is all the time there, I noticed it when beta blocker pill decline. It is possible that we have those symptoms because of the hormon imbalance? My Doc try to convince me that I'm just depressed or stressed and burn out, but I can't believe it.
I went back to my Dr. last week, and she said it had something to do with the fluctuating seratonin levels that happens with premenopause, and prescribed Celexa, which I just started. I had soreness and sensitive skin, mostly in my arms and shoulders. I also had muscle twtiches and other strange symptoms. For a long time, I also did not believe these were caused by anxiety, but as soon as I did, my symptoms improved.
I do believe there are other hormones that can get out of whack as we reach this stage, (low estrogen? I think that's the one that causes hot flashes??) I know several women that needed medication (antidepressants) to help them with this stage.