Jittery and light headed

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Just wondering if anyone else feels jittery and light-headed. My last period was 5 years ago and my symptoms are getting worse now. Any suggestions on what might help would be appreciated. I also have panic attacks monthly around the same time. Please help.

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    Jittery and light headed are symptoms of anxiety.
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    Yes I get jitter and internal shakes feel like I might even convulse if you can relate even buzz weak wobble jelly legs and on high panic alert and I will be 60 march 20 I get cold spine chills shaking and Sooooo nervous ... the wicked list goes on!
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    Shelly, you and I sound like we were in the same sort of boat.  It took about five years for me to have things that I also considered a big problem.  Just remember that women are all different.  Some who begin menopause (1 year without a period) with relatively high estrogen levels.  Our ovaries were strong and did a great job for us. Just not enough to create periods any more. But over time our ovaries finally do give out. And we also feel the changes of menopause.  But it is clower and more gentle than those women who go from normal hormone levels to almost nothing in a very short time.

    What I might sugggest is that once we loose our estradiol, it is common for our adrenal glands to over produce in an effort to hekp us.  And let's face it, lacking estrogen is a stress for our bodies.  Therefore, our drenal glands over produce.  Those little flight or fright chemicals can really cause us problems, hence anxiety and panic attacks.  

    You might consider an herbal adrenal gland adaptagen.  Which might help your adrenal glands calm down, if this is the problem.  

    Hope this helps, I've been there too.

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      Lotti,

        That is a difficult question to answer.  Remember the feeling you get when you are startled, that surge that you feel?  Or how about when you come close to having an accident, and that racing heart of fear?  Ok, so all of that is a hormonal reaction.   The adrenal glands produce those chemicals that  allow us to feel fear, run (flight), sweat, and protect ourselves (fight).  

      What I can tell you is that once we lose our estradiol/progesterone/testo it effects all the hormone systems in our bodies.  Our adrenal glands do help produce testo, progesterone and some estrogen. So with menopause  our adrenal glands kick into high gear, trying to give us more of what we need.  It is common to see high cortisol levels for women in menopause.  If nothing else, those high levels are showing that our bodies are stressed.  

      So is it any real wonder why women who have never had panic or anxiety attacks before, complain about this symptom in menopause?   While this is a simplistic explanation, it certainly does make some sense.  This is also why an adrenal adaptagen is another one of those herb products that is often recommended in menopause.  

      Hope this helps.  

       

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      Thank you Gailannie, that is so interesting to read. I've just googled adrenal adaptagen and herbs and I'm going to read more about the herb Rhodiola. I take passionflower at the moment for mild anxiety.

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    No need to worry its part of it u good one minute the nx u wanna fall jus try an relax
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