Can't Enjoy The Things I Used To Do

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Hi, I noticed that I can't watch horror movies or sad movies like I used too. It makes me very sad or causes panic attacks. I find that almost evetything I watch has to be either comedy or educational. Does anyone here experience this also.

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    yes!  it improved for a while, thought I was returning to normal and was able to watch and read everything again.  But it's back.  Even documentaries with anything just a bit dark, (for want of a better word) or news of accidents for illnesses makes me anxious.  This comes and goes.  Wish these hormones would settle once and for all, it shakes the very bones of you. !

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    Yeagh I'm the same can't watch certain programmes, get easily startled, hate loud noises, bright or flashing lights, certain motion of the cameras need to close my eyes

    Hubby gets frustrated cos I freak out when he's watching the Grand Prix, I can't stand the fast movement of the cars racing and he had to watch it when I'm not in the room...id never have believed this was possible all of these symptoms and sensations up until last year when my life totally changed over night

    I hope we can all get through this and come out the other end into the sunshine feeling stronger and ready to start the next chapter of our lives

    Best wishes to all if you lovely ladies xx

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    Yes its like your emotions are heightened. I stress really easily over trivial things. I anger easily and cry over sad ads on tv. And it can happen suddenly out of the blue. I will be coasting along feeling fine then wham....meltdown. My husband tells me to calm down which makes me angrier.

    He notices it more than me because every now and then he tells me the old Janine is back. Not that often atm though lol

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    Hi Maria, I am the same way. I really cant hear about anything negative. I was watching Christmas movies in July but now they dont have them on right now. I watch alot of comedy and old reruns of Andy Griffith and I love Lucy. I hope that we all get this through this real soon. Hope you have a great day smile

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    Yes . I am 41 and I can't watch, scary or SAS movies. I can't even watch happy ones because they all make me cry. Its just our hormones due to Peri. Now I just watch court shows and talk shows ..

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      I watch alot of court shows too. I have 2 adult children who I used to argue with, now I notice that I avoid arguments. Even my children ask me if I am ok. I try my best to avoid anything that can increase my anxiety.

      This experience has really forced me to put my self first and to really take care of myself.

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      Maria, I agree about paying more attention to our needs. Being in peri does force you to pay more attention to our bodies and minds. Not by choice, but bc Of all the physical and emotional changes. It crazy. Most of us put our families first for so long, we forget about ourselves. You are right, it is an experience and maybe that's why we come out on the other side at our best and happiest. It's all in Gods plan, I'm sure. ((Hugs))

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