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Hi, I,ve just had possibly the most frightening 10 days of my life. On day two of my holiday, which it had been really looking forward to, I suddenly suffered a real "spaced out" kind of feeling, which I just couldn't shake off. It felt like someone had flicked a switch in my head and I went from being confident, happy and relaxed to feeling like I was totally a different person. Absolutely horrible. The fact that it didn't improve left me feeling like I was going mad. It put such a dampened on the holiday. When I got home I went straight to the doctors, burst into tears and said I just felt totally spaced out. With no physical symptoms, she said the most common cause was anxiety. But I have struggled to fathom this. Yes I have quite a stressful job, but I have always managed stress well, with a good outlet in sport. Today I had a blood test to test for thyroxin, calcium, full count etc and, have asked for FSH, after speaking to my sister, who is a GP.. Am really hoping it shows up something that will explain my feelings. I just want to feel myself again. It's horrible. Anyway, am trying to fathom out whether this is sheer anxiety or perimenopause, or something else? I am 44. The other thing is, I was diagnosed several years ago with a prolactinoma, which basically, is a small, benign tumour, which sits on the pituitary gland and affects the levels of prolactin produced. This can affect oestrogen levels, giving you low oestrogen. I was on medication for a while until the prolactin levels came back to normal, otherwise there is an increased risk of osteoporosis. I came off the meds, but recent tests have shown raised prolactin again. I have never had oestrogen levels checked as they say the levels vary so much, it,s hard to gauge. anyway, just wondering whether this could all be having an effect? Any replies grateful received, thankyou
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