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Hi, I've been perimenopausal for at least the last 3 to 4 years. I've had many different symptoms over the years, tried lots of supplements, been put on alsorts of meds thru the doctors. I've been on the pill (Microgygnon) for a while now as it initially helped mask the symptoms. But I think I may need something stronger nowadays.
My main symptoms at the minute are
Fuzzy forgetful head
Funny taste in mouth/dry mouth
Periods lighter and a lot shorter
But my main worrying symptoms at the moment are
Breathlessness and anxiety.
I noticed about 5 or 6 weeks ago my breathing wasn't good. I am asthmatic but it's not that type of breathlessness.
I feel like I can't get a full breath in, air hunger it's described as. I feel like someone's sat at the bottom of my lungs. It seems to come on a lot worse at certain points in my cycle. Worse around ovulation and this week just before a period.
I'm also feeling a lot more anxious, the breathing is causing the anxiety to feel worse too as I panic when I feel I can't breathe but it's a vicious cycle.
I have previously been prescribed Propranolol for anxiety when I had a bit of a breakdown last year, I have been taking the odd dose of it when I feel I need to calm down. it helps but I don't like the way it makes me feel, spaced out, tired and sick.
Has anyone found anything that helps with the breathlessness?
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