For the past few years, I've been experiencing anxiety that seems to be associated with menopause. Every couple of hours, I'll get an "anxiety attack" that lasts perhaps a couple of minutes, and then it is followed directly by a hot flash. These come totally out of the blue, in various situations and circumstances.
My psychiatrist seems to think the hot flashes are the result of the anxiety: I think the anxiety is the result of some sort of hormonal changes still going on (I'm 64). Has anyone else experienced this?
Currently, I am taking Gabapentin, which seems to be helping a little. If I stop the drug, the anxiety level intensifies and the number of attacks increase.
Thank you for any response to my inquiry.