Panic and Anxiety can anyone help put my mind at ease?

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Hi I feel like I cannot stop panicking and have panic thoughts all the time.  I beat myself up about having a panic attack over five years ago and my thoughts are to do with the way I think about myself over having a panic attack.  I have not had a period for nearly a year and have been told that I am in peri-menopause.  Has anyone else had panic symptoms as I was wondering if this was a part of the peri-menopause and I am not slowly going in sane!!  

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    You are not going insane!! Panic and anxiety are one of the main complaints of peri and menopausal women. Just know you are not alone on this crazy journey. I have heard it gets better. 
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      Thank you for your reply.  It is good to know that even though my thoughts are dark some days, I am not alone in this journey.  Thank you xx
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    Absolutely! It's a major symptom and one of the most frustrating, and for me, one of the most debilitating. 

    Don't be afraid to get medication for it if it gets overwhelming. It can really change your entire quality of life.

    You'll be ok. smile

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    Hi I’ve been in peri for a few years just as I get to 8or9 months period free bang it appears but yes peri brings anxiety and panic like nothing else it’s awlful my anxieties are through the roof I get anxious over everything and build up in my head awlful worst of worst things that can happen I worry about everything and everyone really hate it because I avoid doing things because of how I’m feeling .. just want this rollercoaster to stop so I can get of and be myself for the remaining years I have x
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    I've been going thru peri for about 5 yrs but have had anxiety for 10yrs but it got really bad. I take medicine for it. It helps a lot there are days that I need a little extra help but for the most part the meds settle the anxiety beast. 

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    Very normal part of it I'm afraid Jill I've had it terrible, I'm on antidepressants now for 3 and a half weeks and they are now starting to kick in, but it's my worst symtom so far x

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    Thank you all for your replies.  I can rest a little now that I am not going mentally insane.  I feel like I am on the edge most days but can just about shake it although my thoughts are still very doubtful thoughts.  It is not good and if this is menopause then please let me come back as a man in my next life.  xx
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    I am so sick of this anxiety and paranoia followed by depression. Oh, and let's not forget the irregular sleep. The anxiety about everything from my kids and family leaving me to not having enough toilet paper to last through the weekend. It's insane!!! I sometimes just want to drive away and come back when I feel like me again. This really sucks!!!!

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    Dear Jill

    Yes panic and anxiety do happen in peri/meno I suffer generally from a panic disorder with open spaces but it got alot worse entering menopause where even standing in the local shop would make me panic. I also had terrible anxiety too which came on out of the blue. I started taking a good multi vitamin for 50 plus and it seemed to help my anxiety after taking it for a while. Things seemed to have calmed down but I wont rid of my phobia. I also had random panic attacks which came out of the blue, normally after too much caffeine!

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    I feel at times like I can't think straight and can't think positively. Feel like my head is gonna explode and keep having anxiety attacks especially whilst at work. I believe it is all because of how I feel and think about my symptoms. I reach out to my closest friends and family for reassurance that I am not loosing it. Wish I could be sure I'm gonna get through this. Hope anyone going through this have found some relief. I find a little relief but then beat myself up so I just can't win 😥 x

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      Hi Jill I replied to your original post 2 months ago when I'd been on antidepressants for 3 weeks cos I had severe anxiety especially at work bloody horrible, I've now been on them just over 3 months and I feel 90 percent back to my old self on the anxiety aspect, it took a while but i was told to be patient with the pills and I'm so glad I persevered, I know antidepressants are not for everyone but they've given me my sanity back x

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    Am in the same have anxiety for the last 3 months, it is awful hope we will overcome it one day, I take med at night otherwise I wouldn't be able to sleep. Hang in there this will pass hugs.

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