Panic about panic!

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Oh dear i have written about this before, i am someone who does experience panic attack to a sort of phobia of open spaces but over time i have managed to live with that. I havent been too bad up til now, i started to go through menopause at 51 and then had my ovaries removed due to family history. My symptoms havent been too bad since i had it done last july but this last month i seem to panic alot more in situations that wouldnt normally make me like this. I am now panicking about panicking. I have taken suggestions from people to do with taking natural supplements but i am due to see my doctor in a week and will discuss this with her. Is anyone else going through this? I did read panic attacks are a meno symptom and i remember thinking i hope it doesnt make me worse but i t has!

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    Yes I think these panic attacks are another symptom of Menopause

    I had one the other day

    I just started ranting at my friend about the state of the world and I worked myself up into such a stew

    I find a walk in the fresh air helps but realise that's not an option for you

    Mrs M x

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      Yes when they happen it is quite scary especially when there is no trigger like the open space, they normally happen when i feel i cant escape from somewhere, for example at the till in a shop, but once away from the situation the panic subsides x
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    I panic about panic. Now I feel like I'm a nutcase. Since the anxiety has been ramped up, I dont venture far from home. I'm getting better but taking iit slow. Recently I started panicking about having a panic attack when I'm out. I took my little girl to a movie yesterday and was trying hard to hide the anxiety. I just didn't want to have a panic attack while she was with me. It would have been traumatic for her. My oldest has been with me when I have them and she helps to calm me down but my little one would have been scared. This peri can be a nightmare. I've never had issues with anxiety until a few months ago.
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      Oops didnt finish what i was saying lol, as i was saying i feel so foolish i will show myself up, i have had one with my friend while swimming, i just felt i needed to get out the pool. I hate to think i cant go there anymore as the exercise helps me! I can accept my fear of open spaces but this is awful to happen in what i consider a normal environment for me which wouldnt normally cause panic. I feel for you because i know how awful it is and so scary. I hope it will pass like all the other symptoms! X
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      As time goes by and I come to the realization that what I'm going through is hormonal I can deal with the anxiety a little better. Even though it's scary while going through it, I deal with it, try to take deep breathes until it settles. Apparently I'm going to go through it wether I want to or not. It's hormonal so I just deal with it.
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      Yes that's the best way to deal with it, i keep going about my day to day things as much as i can and must look forward positively and realise this is menopause! Thank you for replying it helps to know i am not alone x
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      Sounds like me, too... panicking about panic...and I can't tell whether or not it's worse when I'm alone or with other people, but I do fear scaring anyone who is around me when it's really bad.
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    I know that panicky feeling and I am terrified of the attacks. I hate it when people look at me like I'm a crazy woman and I welcome the day that how we feel will be finally understood and seen as a peri/meno issue. I have to avoid caffeine in coffee and tea and that has helped tremendously. Try decaff if you haven't already and lots of sugars. I wish I could wave a magic wand for us all. Good luck pinkcatfairy x. 
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