Perimenopause anxiety and panic

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Does the anxiety from perimenopause ever end? I am 48 years old and have been trying to manage the anxiety and panic for over a month. during the day I feel fine, but at night and early mornings I have the worst anxiety. I went to the ER about 3 weeks ago and was told it was just anxiety. I followed up with my doctor and everything checked out fine. I had worried myself into thinking I had diabetes or a thyroid problem, but blood work was all normal. My doctor prescribed me with .25mg of Alprazolam to be taken for panic. I have used 7 total in the last 3 weeks when I was in such a panic that I could not sleep or calm down. Really hoping this isn't a forever thing rolleyes

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    Hi there - I have always been prone to anxiety, but during this time, it’s really gotten “amped” up - I posted on another posting that my Naturopath  recommended taking a high quality probiotic to ease anxiety since the gut has its own brain & nervous system so to speak. He recommended HIC intensive probiotic.  Also,  when you are in the middle of a “panic attack” pick up a block of ice or something frozen in your hand - I was told that your mind will automatically switch to the frozen item in your hand & your panic symptoms will dissipate - it was just told to me, haven’t tried that yet.  Also, upping your vitamin B’s, and talking magnesium should also help calm you.  Lavendar oil is essential in calming the nerves - unfortunately anxiety can overtake us if we allow it to - try to deep breathe while you are feeling overwhelmed, it will help you - 

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    Hi Jo I wish I knew also, mine is worse during the day and early morning but goes totally away at night as I type this I'm at work in a full blown anxiety attack almost panic I am so tired of ok this I take meds but don't seem to be helping I wish I had some answers but the perimenapause is pure hell!😩

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    hi ladies....

    i am 38 & for the last couple of months i have suffering with symptoms regarding perimenopause! i’ve been suffering very bad with vibrations & anxiety.... today i would like to help you all.......

    In 2016 I caught meningitis and I have been left with a lot of severe damage, however over the years my body is slowly starting to recover, I am still left with chronic migraines, I’m currently under the care of a neurologist, i have been left with a lot of severe nerve end damage, however over the years my body is slowly starting to recover, I am still left with chronic migraines, I’m currently under the care of a neurologist, I have treatment every 12 week.... I have 31 injections botulism which is Botox injections all over the skull and the back of the neck... These injections paralyse in the nerve ends, What I have noticed these injections also stop the vibrations which I was suffering from perimenopause! NOT only does it stop The vibrations, also stops the hot flushes and helps reduce anxiety!!!

    There t is a very large waiting list to get this treatement on the NHS, & they inly give each patient 3 rounds of treatment on the NHS however you can go privately, this would normally cost £250!

    ladies please spread the word... this really works!!!!

    All my love

    T

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    I am feeling the same exact thing. This whole quarantine thing makes everything worse paying attention to every little detail that goes on with my body. Anybody else feeling worse due to quarantine?

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    I totally understand. My anxiety is usually about a symptom that i convince myself is something horrid. So far all tests have been normal but I still worry.

    Pray this is in itself a symptom that will just disappear.

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    hi thank you for posting. its comforting to know i'm not alone in this hell. mine varies. Some days its all day! Other days it starts early afternoon and lasts a few hours. i tend to blame myself and feel if i set more goals and work toward them, i wouldn't be feeling this way. its like i feel stuck. difficult to move forward, its like a panic almost as if I'm trying to focus on something i can control to get rid of the feeling. The anxiety is so overwhelming that i just need to cry to feel some sense of peace. i cant suffer like this for much longer. i've tried so many natural remedies but no lasting relief. i finally made an appt with an OBGYN to discuss hormone replacement therapy. prayers to all of you

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