I am new here and was wondering if anyone else has experienced anxiety with the onset of peri menopause or menopause? My anxiety attacks started back in February and revolved around my insomnia. I am currently on Lexapro which has worked wonderfully except for the sudden weight gain. I recently had another anxiety attack and just hate that overwhelming feeling of dread and inability to lie down even for a second. I was taking ambien but have stopped taking it recently which caused the anxiety to return. I am starting an exercise routine and hope that helps with everything. If anyone has had experience or any thoughts -please share!