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janetlee
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   Posted 5/16/2006 6:21 PM (GMT -6)   
if you've read my previous posts, you know I have anxiety (GAD) and depression. After a number of fairly smooth years, I've had a rough one thus far this year. I've had my thyroid checked and it's supposedly fine. But since I'm nearing 42, could my hormones be making me worser? Even at my "advanced age", I'm a virgin. Could that be a factor in early menopause, perhaps? I've been sweating bad today and it's not hot in the apartment, so...??? Any ladies have any ideas about this?
Thanks,
Janet

shell67
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   Posted 5/16/2006 6:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi janet, i wish i could help you more with that, but i can tell you, my panic is much worse during the dreaded pms stage of the month, i dont know why, i wish i could stop it, i do have horrible hot flashes also, but just in the past few months, im 38, and i honestly just dont know, but im sure someone with better input will be along soon, good luck to you and my thoughts are with you.
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shell
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bluejelli
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   Posted 5/16/2006 6:31 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Janet, My sister who also suffers anxiety, when she hit 40, she had severe sweats till she was 42, She still has them off and on now she is 44. But she had hot flashes that would last hours and for those 2 years her a/p was elevated, And she had been relatively a/p free for a number of years. I 'm not sure if being a virgin would have anything to do with it or not. I have never heard or read anything on that.
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marinewife
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   Posted 5/16/2006 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   

Janetlee,

I also have anxiety and panic attacks.  I'm 37 and this has been going on for about 4 months.  I've noticed a pattern that my anxiety is 10x's worse during my time of the month!  I mean REALLY bad during!!  I've been on Lexapro for a month and it seems to help although I still get a little anxiety during that time.  My doctor also checked my thyroid and everything else.  Everything came back normal, although she is not ruling out that it is hormones.  She's even talked about putting me on birth control pills to level everything out even though I've had my tubes tied.  I really don't think that being a virgin has anything to do with it.  Have you read up on Perimenopause?  If not, I highly recommend it.  You might find alot of answers to your questions and what is going on with your body right now.  I hope I was of some help to you!

Take care :-)

Leanne


paniccu
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   Posted 5/17/2006 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
Hormones definitely affect my anxiety too. It's much worse for me the week before my period. At 42 you could be going through perimenopause. From what I've read it can start up to 10 years before you go through menopause. Aslo, if early menopause runs in your family (like it does in mine. my sis and mom both went through it in their early 40's) you could be experiencing changes.

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   Posted 5/17/2006 6:48 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had a hysterectomy but I still get panic attacks around the time I use to have cycle ......I think you will find many of the gals on here able to empathize with you and we are here for you as you know ........God Bless......Lyn
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shell67
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   Posted 5/17/2006 8:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi guys, id just like to add.......i know theres alot to the hormones, and lately ive done so well....that im hoping thats all this is, but i have felt so down for days, and this morning, tops em all, tears for no reason whatsoever, well not a legitimate reason, the same things that are here, are always here......but im sick of crying, and sick of being me. i guess its one of those two steps back that goes with the forward ones. Its no fun......im sorry, i usually want to help, not complain. ill quit, i cant see anyways......
shell
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els
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   Posted 5/17/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -6)   

Oh shell, it will be okay sad   were here for you (((hugs)))...

Janet, I cant really speak for the hormone thing as I have never really been that in tune with my body..if that makes any sense.  I just never stopped to think about it, but I never really even get PMS though so I may not be a good one to listen too.. sad .  I dont think virginity would be a factor in it though, have you been to the doctor to have a check up?  If you think that maybe the problem there is medication for menopause that can help get through it...My mom is 51 now but she went through early menopause (40's) as she was overweight.  She went on some sort of hormone pill to help her through it.  I dont remember what it was called sorry...Take care ~ Elisha 



 


bluejelli
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   Posted 5/17/2006 10:58 AM (GMT -6)   
I forgot to add that my a/p goes through the roof when it's that time also.
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Annuk
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   Posted 5/17/2006 11:19 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi Guys, well here's my two penneth - I am 52, post-menopausal, I had my son at 35 and within a few months I now realise I went into perimenopause! At around this time my anxiety started up again and levels very slowly raised until I started getting full blown panic attacks again which landed me in the Docs surgery in a state of collapse, amongst other things and the last one landed me in hospital. Anxiety is still there for me but was much worse for me whilst going through the menopause, once I realised that hormones were the connection here it did help to cope with whatever came up. But hey that's just me, it could be different for someone else. It's good advice to do some homework on perimenopause and the menopause itself it seems that there are a lot of wierd and wonderful things that are perfectly normal!! Take care Ann.

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   Posted 10/6/2006 7:33 AM (GMT -6)   
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stronglady4me
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   Posted 10/6/2006 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Believe it or not, virginity can be a factor in hormonal issues. Women in my family tend to go through menopause early so I have had these conversations with my gyn. I don't really understand it all and I am not saying you should run out and grab the first good looking guy you meet but I am saying talk to your doctor about this.
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seechell
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   Posted 10/6/2006 1:34 PM (GMT -6)   

Janet-

I had a total hysterectomy in 1997. I still have hot flashes. I can't stand the heat at all, tough living in a desert. I don't know if my anxiety was worse during "aunt flow", too long ago. But I do know that when I'm under a panic attack that my body heats up. It must have something to do with it. Whether it's hormones or not, not really sure. My advise would be to go see your PCP and Gyno and talk to them about the symptoms. Meanwhile, I wish I could send you one of my ice packs! LOL! I feel ya! Hope you find some answers, you're in my thoughts and prayers. Hang in.


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