Anxiety so hard to control

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Feeling horrible after a two great months with HRT my anxiety came back stronger possibly because I was exhausted with family situations. My emotions took over my body can't stop. Please help I just took one buspar and lorazepam and feels like nothing and never take meds 

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    Hi Marcia, its possible you may need to have your hrt adjusted. I'm on bio identicals and I know its different to standard hrt but over the 8 months i'v been on i'v had it adjusted 3 times. These things aren't always an instant fix as it can take time for our hormones to adjust once we start our replacement. My main problem by far has been moods with very bad depression, anger, anxiety etc. The BHRT I'm currently on now is finally helping me a lot. Its been a gradual improvement but each week I feel more and more balanced and normal. This is just my experience but hope it helps.

    Rosemary.

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      When peri hit me hard I was also dealing with very heavy personal issues so it was hard sometimes to distinguish between the two. The thing for me was I couldn't put anything into perspective so I took myself to a councelor to help me sort through things. So that along with getting my hormones balanced was a big help. I had a huge problem with dark obsessive thoughts that would send me crazy

      and thats definitely settled right down now my hormones are good.

      I had no idea how much of impact peri would have on my life as it became who I was for quite a long time. There is help and we can get through this we just need to be patient

      Rosemary.

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    Hi Marcia. When I first started HRT I felt so well, I had to have my dose increased after a while as was not feeling as good as I was. My Dr put the dose up this worked for a few years. Then I got real bad anxiety & sweats again? I went back to my GP we had a discussion & I was put on a different HRT. I have now been taking this one for 3 years. I now feel as I should, you get little things still but easy to cope with. I have been on HRT for 7 years now & never felt better. I do have regular checks which GP advised. Good luck with what you try.

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      Thanks Mars777 it is hard to balance, I am 54 and in my life I never ever had episodes like this. All started this year when my Daughter who was pregnant had eclampsia and ended up in emergency room with sizures thanks god I was there at that moment and we experienced together the whole process of emergency csection having a one pound baby who is now healthy happy and growing. My daughter is back to her normal rutine but for my the transition was completely different brough to my table some feelings that I didn't had before like deep fear and fear is not a good friend. Now for the last 5 months I get anxiety attacks in the most inconvenient times. The first 3 months where horrible and it was when I found this blog and I truly understood that I was also visited by Mrs. menopause 😩

      I went to several docs and they put me in buspar and Duavee didn't change that much. The big change was with progesterone and estrogen after couples of weeks I stopped buspar on my own I would said 3 weeks (wasn't easy but I didn't want to be dependent of antidepressants) now overwhelmed by work and hard week ( we are in LA my mom on Sunday felt on Pittsburgh airport I got the first plane flew to Pittsburgh went to hospital she was fine discharged her on Monday and came back Tuesday morning to LA ) and from there directly to work it was hard.

      I gave a very important law examination yesterday and in the afternoon after also driving all day more than 3 hours back and forth my body and mind just exploded and I got my first and worst anxiety attack after a month. How keep balance when life keeps happening 

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      Hi Marcia, I was /am in a similiar situation with terrible family pressure and problems at work causing feelings of anxiety and complete depletion. I really crashed from burn out. Its taken a couple of years to recover - I changed jobs, put my family at more of a distance ( had no choice) and nurtured myself slowly back to semi normality. Other small things that helped was to reduce contact with negative situations as much as possible, cut out all stimulants even tea to help adrenals recover, followed ayurveda type eating patterns, took the herb ashwaganda, got ten hours sleep a night, and propranalol to help with travel. Still cant travel normally. Also check out the Dare Response online - might not work for everyone but helped me a bit. Most important is to slow down as burn out is no fun. Good luck

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    Hi again, yes I feel for you as when worrying things happen in life it's worse when going thru the menopause! You sound like me with emotions. I am now almost 64, I was 57 when started on HRT. As I said the HRT I take now has put me back to feeling good I take both estragen & progesterone.My anxiety was really awful but so glad now I am taking these. Quality of life is very important, Sounds as though you have a busy one? x

     

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      Thanks ladies I will like to share something for me important. I got my period 2 weeks ago is almost done now I hope, my doctor lowered my Premarin dosis to help me and I noticed that my anxiety went down with it. I stopped buspar trying to avoid drugs and I got Bach flowers pills that someone recommended. I feel better but this happens to me pretty often, every morning I wake up ok taking consideration with the situation and as son I eat something I feel like anxiety or high blood pressure symptoms again, maybe is the food maybe my system get stress to soon I don't know but lately food specially Morning and night doesn't help

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      Interesting about the food connection. I had that really bad some months ago. High blood pressure would come from nowhere after eating. I had to avoid tea coffee salt eat small amounts. I was getting severe high bp from chocolate coffee and tea the effects of which lasted a day nearly. 
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