This is a nightmare! I have tried HRT again as I am in surgically induced menopause and my hot flushes are frequent and intense with feelings of panic and a racing heart. These are IN ADDITION to my panic atracks and long standing GAD.
Well - I just couldn't do it! The HRT patch I was on just made me feel hideous after about 12 hours. Shaking, palpitations, onset of migraine and feeling like i'd been 'taken over' by something. I tried valium, and it did nothing to alleviate these feelings so I know it was the HRT.
I'm now curled up in a fearful ball on the sofa again, which I'm sorry to say has pretty much been my daily refuge since about March now. I feel utterly pathetic and don't feel I can go on like this.😢 Every day I suffer these severe menopause symptoms, as well as panic attacks that make me vomit. I spoke to my local CMHT about a week ago telling them how bad things have become and that I am now having frequent suicidal ideation, but basically they just told me to go and do relaxation techniques and phone an ambulance if I didn't feel safe. They are about as much use as a chocolate fireguard (as I've said before on this forum).
Thanks for letting me vent.....❤