384150 tn?1399904816

I think I'm going crazy

I am 50.  I still get my period, but they are never regular.  I am not nearly the person I use to be.  I don't mind the hot-flashes, but the anxiety, severe panic and irritability is unbearable.   I feel bazaar most of the time , exhausted, and worthless.  I suffer with depression but that pales in comparison to this person that I subject my family to everyday.  I  refuse to take HRT.  I take anti anxiety.  I have a 9 year old girl and I don't want her to have a mother like this.  Does exercise really help??? Is this common?
2 Responses
Avatar universal
wishing I had someone to talk to….
209987 tn?1451935465
I feel for you! I've been having all.of those symptoms ( and more ) since I was 28. I'm 47 now.
The panic attacks were the worst. Thank god they have stopped now! I think the fatigue and aches and pains are the worst part now. My youngest is 5...give me some uppers and him some downers and maybe we could meet in the middle.
I can't keep up. My house is a pig sty, my husband wants ( you know what ) all the time, and I can't even stand the thought of ever sleeping in the same bed as him again.
Yes, we now have separate beds. I want to beat him to death when he even looks at me. I assume he'll start to cheat soon...and I don't even care. I wish there was some magic pill ( that didn't come with nasty side effects) that could help us through this. Lol!
I've tried exercising,  but I fall asleep while walking. Vitamins don't seem to help either.  Sleep eludes me now, and when I do sleep I wake up in a puddle. I sweat more than an entire football team!
Common?  Seems that way.
Will exercise help? They claim it will, as long as you don't fall asleep.  Lol!
Have an Answer?

You are reading content posted in the Menopause Community

Top Women's Health Answerers
363281 tn?1590104173
Nelson, New Zealand
Learn About Top Answerers
Didn't find the answer you were looking for?
Ask a question
Popular Resources
From skin changes to weight loss to unusual bleeding, here are 15 cancer warning signs that women tend to ignore.
Here’s what you need to know about the transition into menopause – and life after the change takes place.
It’s more than just the “baby blues.“ Learn to recognize the signs of postpartum depression – and how to treat it.
Forget the fountain of youth – try flossing instead! Here are 11 surprising ways to live longer.
From STD tests to mammograms, find out which screening tests you need - and when to get them.
Find out if PRP therapy right for you.