Feeling anxious and uneasy

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Hello ladies . I have just come on again , three and half weeks since my last period , this seems to be my pattern now . I am 49 and seem to be having lots of peri issues . The thing is since last year I have suffered with terrible anxiety and I am now on citalopram. This has helped , but I can't understand why I am feeling so anxious again and just generally uneasy about everything even though my period has come . Surely this doesn't make sense . I just hate feeling like this . I don't think a lot of people really understand this . Do I have anything to worry about or is this all peri ? Thank you ladies . Xxx

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    Hi Jane, I'm all new to this, I'm 42 & not had a period for nearly 10-months & have only just found out I'm in menopause. Prior to this (18-24 months prior) I was anxious on/off & didn't understand why due to my age they kept telling me it was nothing to do with menopause & I was probably depressed. I still get bouts of anxiousness every month or so (probably when when period would have been due) & sometimes it's an overwhelming feeling. I personally feel it has everything to do with menopause as I have never been this sort of person before. Sometimes the anxiousness & worry is incredible & I truly feel for you. Try deep breathing exercises & I feel you can possibly try Pilates or yoga (I'm so goddam tired I can't contemplate any activity). Unfortunately I think it's part of menopause & I can't say it'll get better (it didn't/hasn't for me). Possibly talk to your GP, CBT is a good way to learn to learn to deal with anxiety if you don't want to go down a medication route. I hope you find a solution soon & things ease up for you

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    How long have you been taking citalopram  what mg is your citalopram ? it could be from that ALTHOUGH perimeno has those exacts symptoms you are dealing witrh too.
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    I had the same back in April irregular periods, I started taking flouextine in June due to anxiety like you. I eventually had biopsy and ultrasound etc which was all clear except light thickening of uterine wall.

    I overhauled my diet cut out sugar and processed food take regular exercise and supplements and use bio identical cream. I feel loads better but still have 'blip' days I believe in my case is lack of progesterone and certain times during my erratic cycle but I want to avoid synthetic HRT for as long as I can or all together

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      I have been on citalopram since the end of January and I am on 10mg . The doctors agreed that all my my symptoms stemmed from my age and grief of losing my mum in June of last year . This is when all my symptoms started and I seem to have had most of the 66 symptoms at some point or another . Xxx
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      Also, my symptoms started after the death of my husband after a long terminal disease. The doc said that stress can bring on symptoms of CD.  I hope it is just hormones, but CD is thought to effect 1 in 120 folks. That's a lot! Epedemic I'dsay. 

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    Hi Jane,

    There could be more going on. Have you had a check up of late? I had the same issues for a couple years, and then they stopped. 9 or so months went by and i had the period from H E double toothpics. Symptoms kept getting worse and then i started having loose stools.  Within 4 months I had dropped 40 pounds and was passing out.

    Long story short, I had Celiac disease.  It was dreadful. Doc's do not think to test for it. It was years between my unwellness and diagnosis.  Read up on it and see if you have any symptoms.  You don't need symptoms to have it, but if you have them, it is all the more reason to be checked.  I hope it is not it, but if it is, it is healthy to know one way or another. 

    Hang in there!

     

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    Hi Jane,

    going through exactly the same as you, I feel your pain and don't know what to do I've tried everything so your not alone x

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    I went through about 9 months of almost constant anxiety. It has eased up a lot. I think this site has helped as well as telling myself it is the hormones making me feel this way.
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    I'm sorry SORRY for the loss of your Mom(Mum)

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    I'm sorry SORRY for the loss of your Mom(Mum)

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    Hi Jane, all these things you are going through must be what the

    menapause is all about from my experience. You will see on these brilliant

    forums that all the ladies have had at least some of the same symptoms

    as you. Your period will become erratic and you will probably experience

    some other symptoms before you are through it (I hope you are lucky and don't )

    You are perfectly normal and it is strange that you never actually meet anyone

    who is going through it as bad as you, I never have, until now my sis-in-law

    has started having symptoms. Keep on chatting to us on here and we will

    all see each other through the hard times. We got to keep laughing!😁😁

    All the best Jane

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    Hi again, just had a thought. My son was having panic attacks after he

    finished uni and he got this memory stick a sort of self help thing

    (someone who had been through it) it really helped him and he gave it to

    My husband when he got anxious and it got him through. I will try to find

    out more and get back to you. Worth a try huh?

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    I absolutely swear by self hypnotherapy I use it every night & when I was at my worst anxiety through peri menopause I used it twice a day. The only thing I found is do it religiously every day (even though i fall asleep through it!)

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      I am facinated. How does hypnotherapy work when you do it to yourself? I've never had it . . . is it possible to explain or is it too difficult? Thanks!

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      It's hard to explain how it works all I know is you have a conscious and sub conscious part of brain, hypnotherapy works on both, whether listening to a hypnotherapist direct or on a listening device (ipad, stereo etc) its like a re-programming. The most important thing is to do it everyday as repetition is key. I struggle with anxiety and panic disorder I use it as a buffer treatment with my anti depressants my partner uses one for sleep and couple friends have used them for OCD you have to want it too work but give it a go.

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      If you have an ipad or computer download an app from hypnomedia they have various programmes but anxiety is the one I use. They are a registered recognised hypnotherapy practitioners. It costs about £2 for the pro version there is a free version but it has lot of delay

      Give it a go if you do it every day you should feel benefits within 7 - 10 days

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      I'm in the US. I will see if I can get it. IF not, I can talk to my therapist and see if she knows anything about it.  Thank you, I will definately look into it! 

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