Sensation in chest/heart day after period ends

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I am freaking out . My cycle end yesterday and i start feeling weird like my chest, my HR START going up while I was driving this morning and like a panic but i start breathing and i calm down. i got to work this morning and i check my bp was 140/80 and i waited ND CAME down to 127/80. is like my body is reacting on the period ending and hormones maybe dumping. has anyone is experience this ?

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    Hi, Eliaimee1970 ...yep I've had those feelings before and later realized i wasn't dying. you're right about panic, sounds like you are good at calming yourself before it becomes a full blown attack. I used to have to breathe into a bag or my hands and walk to bring my HR down.

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    Hi Eliaimee,

    Yes unfortunately all of what you've described does happen either before during and after you have a period. My GP told me that blood pressure does increase during your period. I know that every time I have checked my blood pressure while I was on my period, it was elevated. Then I read an article that stated in order to get an accurate idea of what your blood pressure is you should avoid measuring the week before a period, during your period or the week right after because it will invariably be elevated due to hormonal fluctuations. Also I think our heart rate fluctuates for the same reason, the surge of hormones going back and forth produces this effect. I know it is still an alarming feeling and causes panic attacks believe me I've been there. But I think in those moments if we tell ourselves why we are feeling what we feel it helps to calm us a bit. Hope you are feeling better soon. Take care.

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      thanks you im here crying scare i know im 48yrs and you are a angel to me because I literaly almost went to the ER and Im glad I didn't go because the minute i show up they are gonna put me on a ekg and is gonna be normal. THANKS AGAIN

      I am glad I am in this forum !

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      Yes I literally almost drove my husband crazy running back and forth to the ER/doctor. I decided that I wasn't going to do that to myself or my family anymore. I just try to talk myself down and relax. Once you sit down and calm yourself, you realize that it's just hormones doing its thing

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      i did went to the ER MY heart rate was high and i end up going and guess what? my blood presure was 116/79 , ekg, xray blood work normal and im hook on a machine and the first BP WAS 135/76 and now is image im so upset i had to drag my son with me now im waiting for them to released me!

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    this was me christmas day i took my anxiety tab and slept all day. i had raging hormones during that time which caused all my emotions to burst through. i cried for no reason also i got depressed. its hard for when it comes on an things happen suddenly it causes us not to think straight.

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      HI Wendy

      HI Thanks for replying these past days is been horrible and it all happens friday at different times! i start seeing a counselor and they are gonna put me on CELEXA . i was on 7.5 mg Buspar and it cause me more problems so she is gonna switch next week . but im takin Ativan for now

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