Severe anxiety

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Hi everyone, my name is Patty and I’m new here. Long story short, I’m 51 and have had 1 period in 5 months. I have been struggling with anxiety everyday from driving , working , just staying home, it’s all the time.  I have had issues since my mom died 20 years ago. They come and go they could last only a couple months and they’ll be gone for years. But lately it’s nonstop and I do think it’s my hormones. I do go to an ND  and they just give me high doses of vitamins which are helping. I have been on Zoloft about three years ago for my anxiety which seem to help. No I am not a fan but I don’t want to struggle anymore. I also have benzos when I fly but been taking them almost every other day just to make it.  So I’m contemplating I’m going back on an antidepressant. It just seems like I hear so many women struggle through hormonal therapy that it’s not really working. And I’m wondering why more women don’t go   On antidepressants. Look I prefer not to but I’m going to try it and see if it’ll help me.

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    I hate the anxiety part of this. I u derstand how you feel.

    I’m 47, this all started for me a little less than a year ago.

    Today is a rough one, day 3 of period and LOTS of symptoms (head stuff, dizzy, nausea etc) which kicks in my Health anxiety and I then get anxious and get heart palpitations.

    It’s awful- I always feel like it’s something worse.

    I say if you can find something that helps, do what you have to do! 

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    Hiya pattyZ 

    I’m 4 + years in to the so called crap menopause.. and I understand all the way on how you are feeling, it’s crap, what we go through, and suppose to put this front on 🤔..

    I’m on antidepressants, I was on trazadone for 15 years, then stopped working.. now I’m on 60mg Prozac and I won’t be coming of it either, Iv had 10 month without a period and Iv just had a full blown one 😩, thourt id make it till the full 1 year, now Iv got to start again, so just feeling a bit peeved of at the mo, as like you and many more just want it to go away now as had enough..

    My depression as gone ( other then this blip) so I think you need some help even if it’s just to get through this stage in life, well I know I do.... Uv got to do what’s best for YOU and if that’s antidepressants then to help then so be it, I’m not a shamed of being on them and wanting help, but each to there own, Iv tried other stuff but didn’t work for me... good luk chic, I hope you find what your looking for big hug 🤗x

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      Thank you so much much for your encouraging words. What else have you tried if you don’t mind me asking? Not only am I going through this but maybe it’s even more than usual since my husband and I are moving to Hermosa Beach soon and leaving our kids sad  I should be excited more, but at the same time will miss them terribly. 
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      Hiya Pattz ... rrrr bless you, I know how you must be feeling with your kids, I gave two grown up girls, they both live not to far away, but I live on my own ( which I soooo do like) I wanted to move away about 6 hours from the girls, but couldn’t do it in the end, as very close to them both, stupid yes as not on the other side of the world lol... so I would be like you, and make my self ill with worry 🤔.. and going through this crap as well won’t help you, dam menopause seems to want to destroy us if it can.. 

      Iv only tried hebel stuff for meno but they are not strong enough for me, just take edge of things, and me I just want to feel good every day, as you can cope more then, so if it meant taking antidepressants for me, then I’d rather do that, then sit and suffer as it can be so destroying to us all.. I do hope you find some thing that will help you through this time good luck, I so feel for you, and I do hope your move goes to plan, big hug 🤗x 

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    anxiety is the worst symptom for me too. I get bad health anxiety due to other peri symptoms I constantly think there's something wrong with my heart. seems crazy I know but feel like a hypochondriac. the anxiety totally changes my mood I've lost motivation and I'm constantly tired. it's a real struggle

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      I’ve had palpitations for about 5 months. I went to pick up my  progesterone cream and they said that would help them stop. She also said a lot of women go to the ER because of this. But it’s usually from low Progesterone and estrogen. And honestly I haven’t even used the cream. They’re not there as much as they used to be.
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    Hi.

    I was in here last wk and had crippling anxiety relating to hormones drops.i realised I couldent stay going through this torture any more it was time to do something fast .as a medic I had to take leave for while normaly bubbly out going person ansiety took hold of me and my thoughts which I then got sucked into depression .ok I thought toom myself to docs just burst out crying

    Now 2 /3 weeks on im feeling like im alive again and back to work soon .dic put me on lexipro for ansiety deppression as I dont want to go on hrt.so just wanna say to you .u can and will get back to normal ive learnt in my job life is presious and sometimes short but do not suffer inside with anxiety god bless and hope u get better soon xx

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      Thank you so much! I just love this forum. My doctor is moving to Las Vegas so I will just have to find someone new and get on something before we move in a couple months which hopefully they’ll be working by then :-)
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       But I definitely know that anxiety makes you worry so much  That it’s never going to end and that causes depression. Had that go on about four years ago,I worried so much That I woke up one morning and my depression was so severe that I went to the doctor that day and she put me on Zoloft. After about four weeks I was back to myself and not a lot of side effects
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       I’ve only been on  antidepressants once. It was sertraline.  I don’t remember if I had dry mouth but it seem to be working OK for me. Good enough for me to get off of them after five months. But I think I will be trying them again. Hope you feel better soon
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