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Feb 23, 2008 - 9 comments

Thought it might be good for me to journal my symptoms throughout the day so I/we all can keep track. I am also listing (for me) what day I am in my cycle, this helps me some.

So, day - 26 - feeling very tired, out of it, anxious, tingly, off balance, had head pressure this am but it went away. Hada headache earlier but took a bayer and it is gone. I have been feeling well but closer to my cycle and I get off.
Will update in about an hour or so.

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by kimone, Feb 23, 2008
I get that way when its time for my cycle to come its hard for the past 3 days all i been having is anxiety and the shacks because im getting nerves about getting up early on sundays to help my son with his paper route

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by irish_pride, Feb 23, 2008
i totally agree with you when i'm having that time of the month my anxiety is 10x worse and it's crazy cause i just barely realized that after all these years of having anxiety definently being on your cycle makes your life even worse

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by jess990, Feb 23, 2008
It is so worse this time of the month. I get so tired!! dizzy tired, know what I mean? mild nagging headache and head pressure. I just want to sleep and that makes me anxious. I don't like to take naps or stop really during the day but I feel like I will collapse during this time.

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by irish_pride, Feb 23, 2008
yea it's hard i have had this for ten long years and the only way i have managed to have a decent life without medication is to learn how to live with anxiety i don't run from my attacks anymore i just reminde myself how they are gonna make me feel and how scared i may get during the attack and just being aware of the symptoms that i'm gonna feel from the attack it's a phycological thing and i'm(we) are obviousely doing it to ourselves so if we can put ourselves into a attack we damn well should be able to pull ourselves out of one i'm starting to get the hang of things and i noticed you mentioned that you've had this for 7yrs so you are very familar with this and if you can talk your way through your attacks it may help you out for example
                     ok i think i'm getting anxiouse
                     ok i feel a attack coming on
                     ok so now i'm gonna start breathing heavy
                     i may even start to shake and get sweaty hands
and so on and so on this is something i've been doing lately and it has'nt stopped my attacks but it has helped me get through them and i think the more i do it the more confidence i will have in myself when the attack comes and maybe one day i can get rid of these things i think my biggest problem is that i'm afraid of having another attack and thats what brings on the anxiety so if i'm not so fearful of the next attack then maybe i won't have so many
I don't know if this will help you but i thought i would try and share this with you you can try it and see if it helps you at all and if you are dealing with your attacks in a certain way that could possibly help me then i would really be interested in hearing about it thanx for your time             irish

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by jess990, Feb 23, 2008
Thanks for the info!! You are very kind. I will try that. I have been doing therapy and have learned a lot. You are welcome to read my recent journal regarding "what I am learning in therapy", to see if that works. I will post more soon because I have learned an awful lot!! I am just very vulnerable right now because of that "time", plus I have a kidney infection, just getting over the flu, and another infection, so I am pretty run down and tired and tired tends to make me anxious, not sure why??

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by jess990, Feb 24, 2008
Day 27, woke up very tired. Short of breath like I am in the am. Now I am dizzy, off balance, feel like I might fall over, a bit naseuos. I took my antibiotics for my kidney infection and I have another infection - shingles - so that tends to get me down. Plus 1 day before period. I don't like the dizziness but it is probabaly because I was breathing shallow all morning.

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by jess990, Feb 24, 2008
2:30pm. I am still very tired, headache, off balance, but better. I am worried now because my husband feels crappy today and I wonder if we both have something??? We never actually got that flu that the whole family had so I am a bit stressed right now. What if we have something? Am I feeling crappy because of all the other stuff going on ??

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by jess990, Feb 24, 2008
9pm, pretty good day although I felt off balance for most of it, but went okay. Picked up a new book today, really like it - 10 simple solutions to panic by Antony, highly reccommed. I have read a lot of books, this is a good one! I have bad heartburn tonight, have been getting a lot after I eat, along with chest tightness. Not sure what this about, plus a lot of burping. This is fairly new.

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by JSGeare, Feb 25, 2008
Jess:

For me, a man, to suggest anything about your menses makes about as much sense as me giving instruction on nursing, but here goes. Obviously, there are hormonal changes that take place when you go through the various phases of your cycle. And I suppose it makes sense that if you keep changing the chemistry, a panic person is going to have a tough time with that.

But I also wonder what changes to the blood chemistry itself take place. Does iron, for example, tend to be depleted at catamenia? If there is some change in the blood chemistry, possibly a vitamin or supplement might be helpful to sort of level the playing field a bit. What would your doctor have to say? Your pharmacist? There may even be certain foods that are of special benefit.

Just a thought. I don't like that you suffer, Jess and wish I could stop it.

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