Is it hormones...

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For the last year I have started having irregular periods. In January I bled for two weeks and during this time I experienced the worst anxiety attacks to the point I could not go to work for a few days, I was cyring all the time, felt like I would never get better it was awful. The doctor run tests on hormone level, early menopaus (I am only 40), Thyriod and all came back clear. It took me two weeks to get over this and only really went when my period finished. The doctor also said I had alot of stress going on, I just started a new job etc and was going away.

The doctor then agreed to take the implant out of my arm which had been in for over two years, I was hoping this would sort it all out. I was put onto the pill and the first month on the pill I was fine, felt great in myself, I did bleed a week earlier than I should and this lasted 7 days, but I had no anxiety. However I am two days from finishing my pill (this is the second month on it) and yesterday morning I started bleeding, nothing heavy just normal, then that evening I was eating my dinner and I suddenly burned up and felt that horrible anxious feeling, it was like a wave coming over me. I felt odd for about two hours and then I was exhausted, I went to sleep at 9pm and woke at 11pm, from that point onwards I had hot and cold flushes all through the night. I know this is down to the period, but I don't get why, is it early menopause even though in January I was tested fine. Why these hot flushes, its all so scary. This morning, I have woke up and not had a hot flush but feel extremely sick and heady (probably lack of sleep).

Does anyone have any idea what could be doing this or any advice how to stop it, I absolutely hate that feeling of panic.

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    No, have not done pregnancy test. I am having my period now. I was actually fine Monday night and Tuesday day time, like my normal self. Then last night, I got what I can only describe as an adrenaline kind of rush through by body then I would burn up, my chest now feels tight and my stomach knotted, butr I did go for a run yesterday afternoon and my entire body aches so that might be because of that...I did manage to sleep though albeit I woke a couple of times...I just feel odd. I am going to wait and see what happens when this period stops and if it goes away again...I really really hate feeling like I have no control over my emotions and sadly my husband is not a great believer of womens problems sad
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    Awe it's awful when you feel rubbish maybe best thing is to go back to doctor when you finish periods and say you are still concerned , shame your husband isn't more supportive , that doesn't help does it , I hope you feel better very soon you can always come on here and have a rant . Iv always had really bad pmt causing serious mood swings for 5days or so my hubby really good but I could still swing for him sometimes for no reason and I'm so placid normally it's frustrating when you know your acting out of character . Try to stay positive and keep looking after yourself x
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    Pretty much the exact same symptoms started happening to me at Xmas, out of the blue.

    I am very aware of my cycle, and I KNOW these symptoms are closely linked to my cycle, because I have kept a diary.

    You need more than just one blood test to diagnose hormone imblance. Ideally you need one on Day 3 of your cycle, and Day 21. And even then they can be inconclusive because your hormones are fluctuating so much, hence WHY you're suffering. My GP explained this to me.

    Basically your body is reacting nastily to the sharp drop in oestrogen (your happy feeling hormone) and the sharp increase in progesterone (unhappy hormones) in the second half of your cycle.

    Do you feel much better around the time of ovulation - usually around Day 14 of your cycle?

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    Hi , that's interesting I didn't realise. I was at doctors today 1 of the blood tests I had was for hormones and the nurse asked me when I had my last period , well I guessed and said a week ago , it felt a week ago as it had lasted a full 27 day , however when I checked on my calendar it was 15 days ago when it ended . The more I think about it , I think she asked when was the first day of your last period so would this affect my blood results ?? It's so confusing x
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