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Good morning ladies
I have just signed up to this site and I already know it's going to be a massive help in this long journey of ours!!
I was just wondering whether anyone else suffers from anxiety due to hormonal changes in the menopause. I have been period free for the last 6 years now and thought that was it - I had got through with no problems!! I was wrong.
About 6/7 months ago I started having panic attacks and found it really difficult to work and go shopping etc as I found I was panicking at the slightest thing. I was also bursting into tears for no reason but didn't really feel depressed, just tearful. I carried on and then my father went into hospital for a week (thankfully he was absolutely fine) but after that really stressful week of worry my anxiety seemed to really take over. I had 5 weeks off work and ended up taking Sertaline and HRT!! I struggled through the side effects of the Sertraline as I wanted to feel better and get back to work. I do feel so much better and am now back working but I still feel anxious particularly in a morning. It is nowhere near as bad as before but its this morning anxiety that I really hate. I am fine by about 11 am but still get anxious if I have to make any major decisions or if one of my elderly parents gets ill.
Does anyone else feel this way? I don't think I am the only one!! I am sure it is hormonal/menopause based anxiety as I have never had it before and, even though I no longer have periods, each month I still get very bloated and get low stomach pains/dragging sensations. This is when my anxiety gets worse around this time for a couple of days and then it seems to let up a little.
Any one in the same boat please?
Thanks ladies and happy Wednesday to you all xx
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