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Hello! I'm 39 and have been in peri for about 3 years now (it runs early in my family.) I didn't even realize what was happening until last year; I thought the awful anxiety and depression and crying and such were from some past issues I was facing and dealing with. I've been using progesterone cream and tried adding a prescription estradiol, but the estradiol seemed to quickly and greatly increase my anxiety and depression. 5HTP was helping, but isn't helping now. I'm considering trying an antidepressant. What really has me concerned are these awful times when the emotions seem to all collide and become so unbelieveably intense that there's not even a name for them anymore (other than "severe emotional distress" and it just desperately hurts and I can barely bear it and have no idea what to do to cope other than breathe deeply and maybe even rock back and forth a bit. It makes me wonder if I'm losing my mind. Does anybody else experience this and know what I mean? Is this just what it feels like when the hormones are doing something really strange, maybe? Is this just another part of the awful "normal" of perimenopause?
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