Menstrual anxiety

Hey I'm 46 and my symptoms of anxiety and panic attacks started when I turned 44 . I wasn't sure what was going on .all I know is I felt like I was dying . But I've noticed that it's all worse a week before my period hits and during my period . I don't know if it's normal or if I'm going thru the change but I wish there was something that would get rid of it all together . I get really dizzy and can't function. I want my life back . Does anyone know how I can get my life back ? Be greatly appreciated.


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  • I havent really got any advice and i dont know what your going through but just hang in there.

  • Hi. I get severe premenstrual anxiety with panic attacks (feeling anxious and keyed up, rapid heart rate, trouble breathing, panic and want to run from wherever I am). You are not alone. I have been trying not to focus on it so much (I tend to ruminate) and I have read that it can be treated the same way anxiety disorder is treated. You could also talk to your doctor about taking something for the dizziness.

  • That sounds like perimenopause to me, I had it. That can happen in the years leading up to menopause. You might appreciate this:

  • I was the same age where everything went down hill, one night I woke feeling really dizzy everything was spinning round, I made way to bathroom crueling on my knees, I shouted for my husband as wall paper was going up and down, I had to call ambulance, I was injected to calm me down, I was told I have labrythics. I then continuosly got panic attacks. I go have problems with my ears I was sent many hospital for scans but couldn't find the problem with ears. Every day I have continuously dizziness I not sure if part of menopause but looking at this site seems men have problem too. I can't cope with bad situations. My mum has had several strokes, but her last stroke has effected her so much, she doesn't always recognise me, I just started new job as was made redundant but my anxiety since started a job effected my life I had give my notice in to have some time with my mum and me, as couldn't eat as the anxiety effected my swallowing, even when I was not working I couldn't cope with anxiety. I'm back into work again but scared anxiety will take over again, as I have problem with my ears. I have to meditate night and morning. I've tried many methods hypnotism, reki but nothing really helped. I not going on medication as this gave bad pulpations. Ithougt it was menopause as didn't have periods for 6 months, then all sudden my period came, I was so dizzy before. Is this what your experiencing?

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