Generalized Anxiety and Perimenopause

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Anyone else suffering.with Generalized.Anxiety with perimenopause? Atfirst.it was just anxiety but.now it is.affecting my whole body and it is.just horrible. Especially, in the mornings it.is so difficult to do.anything. My legs shake, hands shake, if i eat or drink my. stomach shakes. Im so weak and trembling... is this generalised.anxiety.? Its been this way for.about 1 month now. I dont want to stay this way. My dr. says its generalised anxiety ans gave me meds to take. Anyone else with.this?

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    yes, I have this too. Mine also started with perimenopause a few months ago my doctor prescribed me Paxil and it is working pretty good. It is also worse in the mornings for me and I wake up jittery, feel like I'm throbbing etc... it can also happen during the day when I think about it, very weird. I've never had anxiety in my life until I began perimenopause. I hope you get to feeling better!

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      Hi how are you feeling with this since you last posted? I got so much better, pretty much went away and for yhe past week.or so im dealing with it again.
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    Hi Mary neither me never suffer with Anxiety before this..it always mornings when you experience symptoms because you are more relax and a sleep and then it starts to attack by the time you wake up you bong to to be feeling all sorts..don't you think if it's brought on by the menopause when it symptoms subsides it will all stop..I use to be like that few years ago what comes over me now is fright drifting off.

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      Maria, this is the worse feeling. My body just out of control shaking and trembling. I was ok this morning, i actually felt better in a long time. I dont know if its from taking the Hrt yesterday for the first time or what. But i got my period later today and afterward the anxiety goes full speed. I was given meds and ive been trying to go without it but this.is getting too hard for me. Its torture on my body. The natural stuff is just not working for.me. God this has to stop soon...😓

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    Hi Mary

    Yes I too suffered terrible anxiety which I never had b4. But my dr refused to admit it was anything to do with Peru. She said at 44 I was way to young.   I was afraid of every thing.    

    Seriously cut out sugar from your diet as it fuels anxiety something terrible.   And  eat banana in morning g and after noon as it’s grest for the mood,   I was raging it took me so long to realise that sugar made me worse. And I ate loads in the form of chocolate every day.  But as soon as I cut it out of my diet, omg I am a new person.   

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      Hi Michelle i am a choc lover and have to have chocolate daily but im in peri and for the last 6 months i have had awful anxiety which is getting worse, the last 2 months have been horrendous, period pains all the time, nausea all the time , i seem to get a week a month of feeling not as bad but mainly my life is in a constant anxious stat. so has the cutting out of sugar and choc really helped? what do you have ?  i cry most days please need help x    
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      Hi Amanda just checking up with you..please say that you have gotten better with the anxiety. I was ok for a while but now im back to this shaking, heart thumping, any type of movement just trigger it or no movement. How are you getting along?
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      Hi Mary, my anxiety is a little better i have started swimming and eating a little better still love the choc though.  Sorry you are feeling  anxious try and not let it consume you and adopt a not bothered about it attitude. I wonder if it just comes and goes depending on hormones and maybe nothing to do with what we eat or do? i don't know? I have also started taking menopace as oppose to the 5 different vitamins i was taking. Try and relax  x hugs x

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      Amanda i was doing so much better, it pretty much went away until a week or so and it triggered back. I do know i skipped Feb not having a period. I noticed during the time of ovulation thats when symptoms set in and the whole month of Feb was horrible. Im thinking its my hormones thats triggering it. I'm glad that you are doing much better. I dont think its anything to do with what i eat because the time i was ok, i was eating my favorite yogurt cluster peanuts almost daily and cheesecake, and no anxiety.

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    Yes, definitely. I've had generalized anxiety disorder my whole life, but just recently started taking meds for it. I also just started some pretty severe perimenopause symptoms. So the frustrating thing about all of this it's hard to know which symptoms are from which issue. Daily, I'm like, "Is this a side effect from the meds, is this a symptom of perimenopause, or is this from anxiety??" They all kind of overlap. 

    But, yes, the shaking is frustrating and annoying, and certainly doesn't ease anxiety in any way. Sorry to hear you're also going through this.

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