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I have had every single of the typical perimenopause symptom known since this started for me 9 years ago aptly at age 40. Its ramped up as I expected it to the closer I got to the big M
I am using progesterone (natural) 500mg daily have done for years
I am having two cycles a month and all the fun that comes with it. I don't bleed much due to the progesterone its more like spotting so its truly hard to say whether my periods are actually periods other than when I get other symptoms that are linked specifically to PMS, swollen breasts etc
The last two weeks I have experience derealisation which can present as mild as visual symptoms such as everything looks super bright and vivid colours or it can present as bad as feeling like certain things I am thinking that happened during the day felt like I dreamed them or watched them on TV....an emotional detachment from the event.
Now I know this symptom is typically a side effect of anxiety and whilst I would say I am like more women "a bit of a worrier" I am not experiencing severe anxiety.... or at least I don's think I am...I have times when i worry obsessively and everything is potential failure and times when I am anxious about a specific event or issue and I KNOW I am being motivated by hormones ... but when these dreamlike states come over me..I am not anxious nor does it make me anxious....worried long term yes but I am not experiencing a panic attack or hyper ventilating etc.....
My main concern or question is "Will this never end?" or "Will it get worse or chronic?"
Its only been happening the last 2 weeks and it does seem to be getting less severe generally.
Anyone relate? And if so, was it due to PMS/PMT, peri or menopause?
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