I am 45 years old and for the past three + years I have been experiencing panic and anxiety attacks. I feel like I am losing my mind. I have a lot of episodes where I dont feel like myself and I feel sort of numb from everything - like a brain fog I guess. I have had my hormones tested and everything seems to be fine. A friend told me that when you are in perimenopause your tests come back normal becuase your hormones are constantly going up and down and that what I am experiencing is perimenopause. I also have a Mirena IUD in place and have had two cycles this year. Is this pre or perimenopause?
Some amount of irritability and stress can be experienced as part of peri-menopause. But your symptoms appear to be more severe. Hence it would be best to consult a psychologist for counselling and therapy if necessary.
Take care and good luck.
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