What hormone is responsible for what symptoms?

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I know that decrease in oestrogen is responsible for hot flushes but what naughty hormone is responsible for the horrid anxiety? I

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    I don't know probably because we are getting to an age where our children are starting out with their own lives so we worry more about them and between that and maybe parents getting older and our own symptoms it turns into anxiety. I think we just have to ride it out and hope we come out the other end.    

     

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    my understanding is the imbalance of estrogen vs progesterone effects cortisol levels = anxiety. Not helped by alcohol, sugar, processed food and stress.
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    I think Woo is correct. Hormones dropping confuses your body and so it starts producing more cortisol and adrenaline. Thus causing anxiety, heart palps, adrenaline rushes, etc. 

    When I feel the anxiety coming on, I just keep telling myself that it’s hormones doing this, it will go away. It seems to help my brain to explain it to myself in some odd way. 

    I never had anxiety problems before. But I imagine women who did must be just awful if it elevates. 

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      Hi Suzanne, I have it too, and like you waiting for it to go away..I'm trying soon to go back socialising because I need too I try to relax not easy it's hard

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      I’m starting to feel more like myself again, slowly. I had cut out many things I used to do, and there were people I just stayed away from because I preferred to be alone, couldn’t take any drama, that sort of thing. Maybe it was the depression, nothing looked good at all, nothing got me excited and happy. Luckily that’s eased up too. 

      This all hit me like a ton of bricks, and I think that’s why it was so quick for me to think it was some dreadful illness. How could one possibly feel so ill with so many symptoms crashing down at once, and not think that. I’m so scared now thinking it’s all going to come back again.

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      Hi Suzanne, glad your coming back to yourself...has your hot flashes ease up as well and palpations..mine ease up last year for 6 months came back when I turn post fed up that's all I know.

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      I’ve never had traditional hot flashes. My feet burn. Maybe hot flashes will start when I hit meno? 

      I don’t get the heart palps anymore. Or the adrenaline rushes. I’m not even sure if those symptoms were from anxiety itself? Seems like it could be. 

      Now that I’m a bit more relaxed about accepting these symptoms as not fatal, things are easing up. 

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      Yes Suzanne that is how it was explained to me by a specific Dr.who has written books on it and has his own cream . He explain why the progesterone cream is now causing a adverse reaction to me. It all has to do with my adrenals. It doesnt have to be a fight or flight mode for me, it just happens. Anything that disrupt the hormones..i just want to feel normal again.
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    You are right about the correlation between  estrogen deficiency and hot flashes....Anxiety may be caused by abnormal serotonin levels or low blood sugar levels....
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    Hi Alison my anxiety was really bad  HRT sorted my anxiety out after around 6 / 7 weeks I take both oestrogen & progesterone, not to sure I thought it was the oestrogen. 

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    Yes seratonin levels in the brain drop when fluctuations in hormones cause a chemical imbalance, this is why a lot of women are offered antidepressant SSRI, although I'm nearly on week 3 and not feeling it yet. I hate the anxiety and panic part of this x

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    When you struggle every day to cope with all these awful symptoms it’s normal to feel anxious and depressed!

    I’m convinced that our body cannot survive without estrogen and anxiety is its reaction to the lack of our female hormones.

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