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Date Joined Jul 2009
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   Posted 7/15/2009 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I hate it that we are all having this experience, but I am relieved to know that I am not alone.  I am 36 years old.  All of my symptoms began right before my birthday which was right around the time of ovulation.  Mine started with an onset of fear which lead to small panic attacks.  I went to the doctor to discuss my issues.  She ran an ekg because my heart was beating rather fast (due to anxiety and plus I have a terrible fear of doctors).  She also tested my hormones, thyroid, kidneys and liver.  Everything turned out normal with the exception of my testosterone levels which I knew they were elevated as I have been told that I have PCOS in the past.  I mentioned that perhaps I was premenopausal but she didn't think that was the case.  She said she did a blood test for that and it checked out fine.  I am seeing a counselor to talk this out.  I have been doing better.  Exercise, fruits and veggies, water (no caffeine) and plenty of rest seems to help.  I also take Calms Forte which helps some.  Sometimes I just have to talk or walk it out.  It has affected my job performance to a degree.  I also do a lot of praying and sometimes crying.  I started ovulation yesterday and I had some anxiety today.  It wasn't as bad as it has been now that I recognize what it is.  I hate to think that this is something that we are just going to have to suffer through.  Please someone tell me there is something that can be done to take care of this problem.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 341
   Posted 7/15/2009 9:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sileas,

I have been dealing with anxiety/ panic attacks for many many years. My first attack I remember around the age 8. have fought it ever since. Relief can be found through cbt,meds, therapy and talking it out with friends and family.

There is no "cure" for this mental illness. Some have breaks of days, months even years. Others like myself deal with this every day. Its common for the symptoms to get worse during our monthly visitor. I assume its do to the hormonal change our bodies go through.
I alone today had 4 panic attacks. And to me this is considered a normal day. Anything less then that I feel different. I'm so used to it I expect them. But I have learned over the years to control it better and not let them knock me down as far as they used to. But it has taken a lot of time and a good amount of will power.

You will find a ton of support here and helpful advice. I look forward in getting to know you better!

Talk it over with the doc. Check into the therapist!

Take Care
Cary- Ann

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   Posted 7/16/2009 8:13 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Sileas,

Welcome to HealingWell and the A & P Forum.  I am so glad you found us and also it feels to me like you have accepted that you have anxiety and your are determined to not let Anxiety take control of  your life.  Good for you. :-)
You have come up with some great anxiety busters and sharing them with others here in the forum is very thoughtful of you.
I have done a lot of praying and crying but I have found now days it is more prayers and less tears.
Bless you,


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Date Joined Oct 2008
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   Posted 7/16/2009 11:01 AM (GMT -6)   

Welcome to healingwell this really is a great forum, A place were you can come and vent and get support and advice from people who relate to what you are going through and I to am glad you found this site. I have GAD and HW has helped me so much and all the members are very friendly and supportive.

Good to meet you take care


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Date Joined Jul 2009
Total Posts : 64
   Posted 7/16/2009 1:14 PM (GMT -6)   
I agree with Allestaria 100%. Meds, therapy, no caffeine (good job for cutting the caffeine). You're not alone. I still struggle with anxiety.
"Getting an idea should be like sitting down on a pin; it should make you jump up and do something."  -E. L. Simpson
General Anxiety Disorder (GAD) with Agoraphobia
Zoloft (100 mgs) daily
Trazadone (50 mgs) nightly
Xanax (1.25 mgs) as needed at night

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