Hi my name is Denise and I am 47 years of age, I started having anxiety feelings that I was going to die , or that I had something real bad happen to me, I don't understand where it all came from but my periods started to get all up the wall 2 years ago, with hot flushes and I believe that I'm probably in peri menopause, this is when my anxiety started, I have recently given up smoking too only a week ago as it was making me feel sick and dizzy. Or it was the anxiety that was making me feel this way, I don't know. Is there anyone else that has these horrible feelings like this.


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  • Hi,

    We are all here if you need us.

    I hope you're feeling better....

  • I too am 47 this is my second bout with anxiety and depression the first was after my 18 year old son was born. I too have a feeling of dread and that I am going to die or have a serious disease. I lost 15lbs from not eating. I have been to GP and have started on birth control for hormones and also on Effexor for my anxiety and depression. Though I feel a whole lot better I still get heart palpitations, anxiety and hot flashes close to my period (if I have one). I can talk anytime.

  • Hya just reading your comment I'm going this at the moment so very hard and scary

  • Hi,

    I am 47, too. A little over a year ago, I was having panic attacks, heart palpitations, and a sort of all the time dread of something I couldn't name. It was awful, but most of it was estrogen-related. I found a website called hormone, which helped me track my cycle and understand it so I could talk to my doctor a little more intelligently, and also a book called "What Your Doctor Won't Tell You About Premenopause" by Dr. John Lee. I use a natural progesterone cream now, and life is so much better. Good Luck!

  • hi Denise

    I think speaking to your doctor could help,see what they can provide to help ease your anxiety,remember stopping smoking could be making you feel a bit on edge too,and WELL DONE for stopping!.

    hope things get better soon.



  • Hi thank you for your replys, I am nearly 3 years into the peri now and hopefully won't be much longer according to a ultra sound that was performed on my ovaries. I have not had any Meds for peri or anxiety just want to get through this as natural as possible although I have gone back to smoking 5 roll my own cigarettes a day. It was the wrong time to try and give up but will definitely try again when my body has settled down within itself. Xx

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