Going through the change 54yr

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Hi first time on this site could I just ask if anyone else feeling so low they have bad thoughts and how long will it feel like this .

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    I have been on the site numerous times, kind of asking this question.

    I am 55, I have just entered menopause, and right now I am at the lowest point as far as anxiety, no light at the end of the tunnel, and not wanting to see anyone or do anything.

    I have had pretty much all of the symptoms, but the emotional ones, which are occurring now are the worst.

     

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    Worse time for me lasted about a year and a half. Still having some issues but I think and pray the worse is behind me. Coincidentally it’s getting better as I’m starting to finally skip some periods off and on. 

    Everyone is different, so don’t get scared thinking this will last forever. 

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    I have just put up a post about feeling like this also . I am 50 and still having regular periods . I just feel so anxious and depressed also at the moment . Is it hormones as I have had a period this week and I am just finishing , but still have a full ache . Appetites off and stomach . When will this all end ? X
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    Yes, absolutely! I am assuming that you mean suicidal thoughts. Correct me, if I am wrong.

    When you feel so low, it's the brain's way of trying to escape. Many people have them at some point in life.

    When I feel so bad, I tell myself to stay alive, and I remind myself of all of the amazing things that I have in life.

    With the hormones, it has been absolutely insane! I can recall hiking up a mountain filled with suicidal thoughts. I ended up just allowing them to be there because they were just too exhausting to counteract. Once my boyfriend and I got to the top, they just evaporated in a puff of smoke, and I felt filled with peace and happiness. It was crazy!

    Knowing that it is hormones helps, and knowing that it will also be over one day helps, too.

    Hang in there and love yourself through this very difficult time.

    You will get there.

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    Hi anji , my worse symptoms started @ 57. I had many symptom's before this but didn't realise were to do with

    menopause. As my periods were stopping I went to my GP I was put on HRT felt wonderful after a few weeks. The thing is my symptoms became so bad Anxiety, hot sweats really bad , I had my HRT changed to a different one after 3 years. I have taken this one since . You may not want to take HRT but for me it's the best thing I did. I can't believe how good they can make you feel. It's quality of life that's important to me.You have to decide what's best for you. 

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    Hi,yes getting really badly depressed almost suicidal thoughts at times. Today's been particularly bad. I can't seem to get to feeling better.Being able to cry is a good day. The rest of the time I just feel horrible and numb. I'm on hrt but I'm going to ask for a stronger dose. I can't see me coping with how I feel all the time. I have mental health problems anyway but this is making it way more unbearable.

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    What do you mean by bad thoughts?
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      It is definitely not just you. I have had the same. It's hard to believe that hormones can make you feel this bad, but they do.

      Just keep holding on. One day it will all be over.

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