Anxiety strikes again!

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Hello ladies!

I had a bad bout with anxiety over the past few days. I am towards the end of my cycle and had feelings of anxiety. But on top of it, I got some bothersome news in the mail. Usually, I would handle bad news relatively level-headed but because I was already feeling anxious, that information sent me over the edge with anxiety. I thought, why am I so easily upset these days? I can remember a time when I was always the one everyone came to for support. Now I can't seem to handle the slightest thing.

Does anyone else feel like it's harder to cope with things these days?

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    Hello sharcerv I'm sorry to hear you are feeling so anxious. It's typical that bad or concerning news always comes along when we are feeling low. You have been so kind and supportive to everyone on this forum. Now it's our turn to return the favour. Is it just before your period that you feel like this?
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      Premenstrual tension can be horrendous for some women and cause us to act completely out of character. I knew a lady who was married to a solicitor. His specialty was representing women who had broken the law whilst suffering from PMT. When I last spoke to her he had not lost one case! Thinking about you sharcerv and sending you hugs. Keep in touch 😘
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    Hiya Shar,

    Oh my lovely I am so sorry you are feeling this way, a massive up lifting hug coming your way.

    I can certainly relate to what you have written as I too have just come to the end of my cycle and normally when my period arrives my moods improves but not this time though. The week before I felt really irritated and stressed at work and my period was about 4 days late (I'm on HRT) less than a year on it and I think my own hormones have been having a little blip.

    This time when my period arrived I felt good on day one and then on Day 2 & 4 I felt really anxious and got myself into a right old panic over my health.

    Never was like this prior 2012 but it now seems that everything that doesn't feel right inside I just convince myself I must have something terminal and sometimes it can take a while to shake these thoughts.

    It's good to talk and at least visiting this forum you will get the comfort and reassurance that you so deserve!

    Be kind to yourself my lovely and go and listen to some soothing music or even have a relaxing soak in the bath and wash all those anxious thoughts away!

    Joy xxx😘🌹🍷😊⛄️❄️


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    Hi. I am new to this site and have been really encouraged today by all your posts. I too suffer with hideous anxiety a few days before my period starts. Last month I was so desperate my thoughts scared me but as soon as I started to bleed it was as if a huge weight had lifted. Scary what our hormones can do to us. Hang on in there x
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    Yes!! You can have months of no anxiety then it hits you like a rock and yes I agree I too will have it where the little things will have my heart racing like the world is coming to an end ...It does happen to me alot around the time my period is here an full moons too! I feel it is also a sign of the me coming to a close with it all ....I!!

    Hang in there!!!


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    Even when I wasn't experiencing Peri symptoms, I used to recognise

    sign of 'the red rage' in myself and tell myself 'Deal with that in 3 days

    time/next week'!! By which time I'd deal with 'it' so much more


    I've always been a bit OTT/reactionary so don't see it as out of my norm. I sometimes actually like having a 'Victor(ia) Meldrew'-moment. Best

    part of growing old is that you give less of a monkey's what you say/do/

    what others think of you!!

    Maybe in a few days time re-address that thing that's bothering you and

    see if you deal with it differently. I wonder if you would be due a P, as the run-up to one is generally the worse time for anxiety.

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