Wish I could get answers....

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Went to new obgyn and showed him my journal and list of symptoms and he just cant believe all of this is caused from peri..He did a bunch of blood work and looked at insides and all my pictures look good...Blood not back yet so we will see what that shows...he says with all my symptoms that it has to be 2 or 3 different things goin on...so frustrating...i liked him alot cause he didnt look at me like i was nuts and was very concerned with trying to find out whats goin on.....so here I am on couch with no get up and go stomach is making all kinds of noises and eyes are goofy and just feel weak....anybody else feel like you swell up under breastbone and bra gets tight??I seem to always get chest pain and sick to stomach and just feel off after my period....not bad before period but terrible after it for a good week...Ok im done now.....lol. Thank you ladies...

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    Hey Laurie, I have been feeling like this this week. Absolutely exhausted. Keep losing weight. Stomach all over the place. I know that peri can affect the muscles in your stomach, so maybe an answer there? Also, if your hormones don't know whether they are coming and going this can affect your whole digestive system. I also know that stress plays a part.

     Off to the docs tomorrow to ask for pics of my insides as I can't fathom what's going on. My hormones came back normal but I have a sneaky feeling it's all peri. 

    I think it's good for your doc to rule other things out, just being thorough. At least you can be sure what's happening is all part of this weird process xxx

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    Hi Laurie!  Ruling out heart or other physical, medical conditions, this sounds a lot like panic attacks. I have PTSD and used to get frequent panic attacks years ago. Seeing a professional therapist to get diagnosed is the first step. Sometimes medication is prescribed in combination with continued therapy. Understanding panic disorder is helpful in learning how to cope with it. 

    When you have a panic attack, your adrenal gland goes into over drive. Puts out excessive and frequent adrenaline, causing heart palpitations, shortness of breath, sweating, very scary feelings. You swear you are having a heart attack. But you are not. You are not dying. 

    I went thru that many times until I was diagnosed about 20 years ago. Wentworth to hospital by ambulance, wore heart monitors, near fainting spells, saw neurologist,. Once physical conditions were ruled out, I was sent to a physiciatrist for first time in my life. 

    Was told I had all the classic symptoms of panic disorder. Started antidepressants, and weekly therapy. Having a therapist who you are very comfortable with and is a great listener is crucial. I also journaled frequently. 

    That was 20 years ago, stayed on low dose of paxil ever since. Was in therapy for 4 years then. Been doing great ever since. Then started perimenopause a year ago and depression and anxiety had dominated my life. 

    Started panic attacks again but they are far and few now. I started therapy again. Been very difficult time for me. But I am not giving up hope. 

    Hope my story helps. Hugs! 


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