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Wondering if this sounds at all familiar to anyone, I am about to turn 39, had a 'nervous breakdown' 6 months ago with no trigger or reason, I have suffered anxiety for years but never been this bad.
Anyway my most recent symptoms have been waking in the night but not always with a panic attack, instead I have a feeling of absolute impending doom.
I started my period 4 days ago, just 19 days after the last one and have noticed my anxiety heightens from day 4 until a few days after it ends now, it used to worsen before my period but now it's shifted to day 4 and beyond.
I don't have sweats but I do have facial flushing a lot especially on my period and I have itchy skin a lot.
My periods have been heavy for years but now on day 4 it will seem to be slowing down then I will have a very heavy gush, last month I thought I had forgotten to put a tampon in, thanked my lucky stars that I had backed myself up with a pad then got home and realised I had not forgotten and had gone through a super plus tampon and a pad in less than an hour.
They have been coming 3 weeks apart for about a year now, I had one or two 26 days apart but as I said this time it was just 19 days.
My gp said it might not be reliable to do a blood test because hormones fluctuate so much in the early stages of peri that it might not even show, I may get a second opinion though.
Sorry for all the TMI but this is horrible and I am reall trying to work out if the hell I have been in for the past 6 months could be related to it all.
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