Anxiety disorder menopause

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Avatar n tn My physician doesn't seem to think that my increased anxiety has anything to do with menopause; she feels it's generalized anxiety disorder. I see her later this month and will insist on a FSH level test to check my hormone levels. I have been using the over the counter progesterine cream and am wondering if anyone knows if this cream will affect my blood work. Cannot seem to get an answer as yet.
1936640 tn?1323579810 These all ways you have come up with to relieve your anxiety/stress. My sister twirls the pillowcase hem constantly when one is near. It is done absentmindedly as well. The picking I think indicates a higher stress level for you. Since you sound as if you have never been to talk to anyone about these behaviors, it may now be the time since skin picking can have devastating consequences to a person's self esteem since it causes scars.
Avatar n tn Symptoms of depression and anxiety and menopause are the same too. However my periods were irregular.
Avatar f tn Does anybody know if their anxiety started during menopause and what you did about it?
1710279 tn?1314104529 Try some relaxation techniques and find a good therapist who uses hypnosis for teaching you ways to relax yourself with meds.. The same thing happened to me this summer and Thought I had an anxiety disorder.. Then you get the panic attacks and the constant worrying about will it happen at work, whats wrong with me, and it causes more of them.. Check at Andrew Johnson's website in Scotland, he has terrific relaxation mp3s if you like. They have been helping me.
Avatar f tn I have been told I have general anxiety disorder for over 10 years and really have not done much. When I exercise alot I feel better so I assume that helps. I have read waht it says about it and I do not worry exessively, it does not interfere with my job, but lately in the last 3 years, I can tell i am changing.
Avatar f tn if feels as if my heart is pausing for a split second last week i had it for 7 hours. my doctor has told me its all anxiety related brought on by peri menopause and she tells me im depressed.she wants me to start the lexapro as she feels its the answer to all my problems.
Avatar n tn Some other possibilities are acid reflux, certain medications, malnutrition, food allergies, hormonal imbalance (menopause as relevant in your case), nerve damage (thoracic nerves), anxiety, diabetes, thyroid disorder like hypothyroidism etc. We cannot rule out the exact cause without medical findings. You need to undergo some blood tests, endoscopy, thyroid profile etc to rule out the cause. Hormonal imbalance secondary to menopause can also be important cause.
Avatar n tn hello iam suffering 4rm anxity disorder , my symtoms are weakness , faitgue , tremors , tingling sensation , headache , rapid bp , fast pulse n evnen legs tremble ..
Avatar n tn Even people with a thyroid condition often needs this help as depression / anxiety type disorders are due to chemical changes, and if things are out of wack with your hormones then I expect it would be contributing with these feelings. Look after yourself and continue to seek help.
2198057 tn?1338534805 My panic returned with a vengeance within 6 months. Zoloft is actually the most prescribed SSRI for anxiety disorders, specifically panic disorder, and it has a great success rate. You are always going to hear horror stories with any med. As with any med, people will have varying experiences. Your best bet is to go into this with an open mind and not any preconceived notions based on other people's stories. Allow yourself to have your OWN unique experience.
Avatar f tn Here lately I have been having symptoms of early menopause especially intense migraines, extreme night sweats, heavy muscle tention, dizzy spells, dry mouth, different body oder, bloating, weight gain, at times I have trouble breathing, memory lasp at times, nervousness, and anxiety also at times. I was wondering if I could be hitting menopause so young because I started having children at a young age(16yrs.)!
667937 tn?1227762298 3 is when i feel very ill, tired and just feel like crud. I don't know if maybe i could be going through menopause? Does the body temperature actually go up to give you a temperature? I also have little red bumps on my body but have had those for like 2 1/2 months now i have assumed i am allergic to something here. I itch all the time. We just moved to Georgia from Maryland. I had a hysterectomy just my uterus back in 1999.
Avatar f tn eating foods that don't spike blood sugar will keep insulin in check. Are you in peri-menopause/menopause? That, too, can have a profound impact on weight.
Avatar n tn I just was trying to determine if women's hormones are still fluctuating post-menopause or is everything related to hormones calm once you're in the post-menopause stage. No one seems to have the answer to that question - or if they do, they're not responding here. Thanks!
Avatar f tn I found out that my Vitamin D was low, I was in full blown menopause and I had a nerve disorder. The new med (along with an estrogen gel) made a huge difference. If you are low in estrogen, it can affect the skin, hair, nails, etc. Estrogen is what makes us soft and womanly. When it's gone, you do start to age quickly. But the downward spiral can be helped with supplementing what's lost. And at 47, your levels may be fluctuating. I can relate to many of your feelings. You are not alone.
1258539 tn?1293843802 I had a hysterectomy in 2007 and couldn't take hrt due to a seizure disorder. I took a soy menopause formula from Vitamin World that helped quite a bit. You might want to try that or something similar.
Avatar n tn In researching articles on menopause, I found one that explains that "extreme stress, grief, or emotional upheaval" may trigger menopause or menopause symptoms. Sometimes this is a temporary menopause. My husband died unexpectedly six months ago and my employer put me through an federal inquisition over the bills, mostly medical bills, that my husband left to me. In short, I have been very stressed.
Avatar n tn I finally went to my OB in the beginning of November who did some tests on me and said that I was experiencing menopause. I'm 25 and my son is only 1 1/2. No freakin way! He put me on Hormones (which by the way can cause every cancer in the book) and said that I will feel better within a day, but did not want to take Mirena out. I said ok and went on my way. I talked to many people for advice who told me to get it taken out right away and go off of the hormones.
Avatar dr m tn It’s commonly known that women going through menopause experience hot flashes, night sweats, moods swings, irritability, insomnia and weight gain, but these same symptoms are known to occur in men as well. They generally occur in men in their 40s to 50s, thought to be due to slowly decreasing testosterone levels, along with other symptoms such as loss of sexual desire or functioning, depression, memory loss, or chronic fatigue.
Avatar f tn I'd like to narrow things down for my doctor to explore. She usually attribute my complaints to my anxiety disorder and depression, but I know there is more going on than that due to the arthritis and iritis.
Avatar f tn A few weeks ago, I had heightened anxiety for some reason (maybe peri-menopause - I'm 42) allowing attacks to break through. My new doctor (who is opposed to benzos lumping them all as bad) increased my dose to 1.5 mgs bid, wanted to add Paxil CR, then wean off Clonazepam. I took one 12.5 dose of Paxil CR, and it made me very ill, so I opted to not take any more.
Avatar n tn My mother went through menopause about 5 years ago, and while we knew that there would be symptoms, my family and I were not prepared for the severity of the onslaught. But I'm beginning to wonder if there is more going on than just menopause. There were hardly any physical symptoms. No weight gain or night sweats. But my mum's anxiety is overwhelming. Its very difficult to get her to leave the house, and when she does, she insists on being home before dark.
Avatar m tn Honestly I am freaking out because I am so used to getting my period every three and a half weeks. I also have anxiety disorder and I worry obsessively about my health. I read on a few websites that a d&c is also a biopsy and that it is more accurate then an endometrium biopsy. SO now im nervous again , worrying that this bleeding is abnormal, I know that periods become abnormal during perimenapause, but noone ever told me that we had to go through so many scary tests during perimenopause.
1276940 tn?1564518684 I am a soon to be 41 year old (next month) who had a hysterectomy in 2009.....left ovary in tact......I went to my PCP this past Friday (3/13) complaining with night sweats & hot my PCP put me on 1MG Estrace once daily. I am also Bipolar (have been for 12 years) I have been in a really good place for quite a while.....since beginning the Estrace (3/13) I have started with severe mood swings & crying spells.
Avatar f tn For me, HRT helped to improve the anxiety. Do some research on signs/symptoms of menopause. You would be surprised -- anxiety and depression are on the list. I know some people are concerned with the risks of HRT, but for me, it's HRT so I can function on an every day basis. Without it, I'd be a basket case.
4274823 tn?1388532698 Does anyone else have hypothyroidism and a musculoskeletal disorder? I suspect my underactive thyroid is aggravating the occupational tendinitis in my forearms. I've had this condition for almost a year and while it has improved I still don't have a full recovery. My job is physical labour with a lot of repetitive hand/arm movements. I read on a medical website that it is not uncommon for people with thyroid problems to have CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome).