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wannabbetter
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   Posted 3/10/2007 10:35 AM (GMT -6)   
confused Hello Ladies, has anyone of you noticed high anxiety, panic and heart racing around ovulation? i have noticed this when menustration comes around, and now i am noticing it around ovulation. Has anyone expireinced this? thanks for your thoughts and comments. God bless...

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   Posted 3/10/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Lately (last year or so) that is my worst time - about a week/10 days before my cycle. Maybe my age (42) has something to do with it....

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   Posted 3/10/2007 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I have heard many woman talk about this I have had radical Hysterectomy so I am no help but the posts I have read do suggest it has to do with both menstration and ovulation
Thanks Karen for your input as always
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   Posted 3/10/2007 11:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi again
I deleted other thread it was a duplicate I am doing the same lol
Tired right out
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   Posted 3/10/2007 12:10 PM (GMT -6)   
YES! I notice this as well. I am soo much more irritable, anxious, heart flutters more, thoughts race more, trouble sleeping( keep getting awake like every hour), more dizzy, I just generally feel more out of control of my anxiety as my cycle nears. It usually starts for me 2 weeks before I start bleeding, and will last untill I am done. To be blunt....I only have about one good week a month. I think definantly that hormones play a part in all this anxiety and panic! Maybe talking with your Gynecologist might help and maybe he/she can suggest things you can do( to lighten those symptoms) around those times of the month that you feel alittle more anxious than others. I know what you mean though.,,around my cycle I am ALWAYS worse with my anxiety and panic. sad
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   Posted 3/10/2007 5:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes, I've got a diary from the last couple of months that can prove before and during my period and once again at ovulation my anxiety and depression gets heaps worse.
 
I'm actually seeing a gyno tomorrow but unless he can figure exactly what hormone is triggering it I'm not touching hormones. A different gyno tried that a few years ago and I practically lost it within the first couple of days of these added hormones.
 
I've decided to increase my prozac instead as when my zoloft was working I never noticed a drop like I do now.

wannabbetter
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   Posted 3/10/2007 6:43 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi ladies, thanks for the input. Aussieangel what did you try before? years ago my gyno put me on birthcontrol to even out the hormones for that fact of increased anxiety, it was the worse thing for me. it triggered more anxiety and increased migraine headaches that lasted for 4 long days. i stopped taking it. i have talked to my gyno to see if he can test my hormones. he did not want to. said it would be a waste of time, because our hormones fluctuate all the time. Is there a special hormone test to see what can be causing problem. I do get increased anxiety, panic attacks depression and ocd 2 weeks before my period, and the ovulation i have noticed before, but it seems that it is happening every month more around the ovulation time also. i guess i am ovulating now, and last night i woke up and my hands were sweating and my heart was racing. could that be a hormone thing connected with the anxiety condition. does the ovulation make anxiety worse or is it a ovulating symptom. dont know? desperatly seeking for answeres. thanks ladies. God Bless

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   Posted 3/10/2007 6:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi again, just got another thought. could it be perimenopause? I am 43 years old. I think i have expireienced some hot flashes during the day with anxiety, also i sweat at night, NIGHT SWEATS? I can handle the sweating, but not the heart racing, that puts me in overdrive and i start to panic, and then it develops into a panic attack. so i dont know what comes first. is this all anxiety, or am i perimenapausal, which then in turn i panic because the heart thing scares me...

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   Posted 3/10/2007 7:06 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm going to chime in on this topic too.  My anxiety/depression/OCD is WAY worse during ovulation.  I have about 2 1/2 weeks of hell, then as soon as my periods comes, I'm like a different person.  No anxiety/depression/OCD at all.  It's nuts.  I absolutely agree that our hormones play a big roll.  I"m seeing my doc on Wednesday and I'll be bringing this up.  It's gotten to the point where I can't function normally anymore.  I'm 33, so I could definitely be in a perimenopause state.  It's not uncommon for us 30 somethings to start that early.
 
This will be interesting to follow.  Thanks for the insight. I have been wondering about this connection this entire month, mostly because the symptoms are soooo bad!
 
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   Posted 3/10/2007 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
wannabbetter, yes it was some sort of birthcontrol they gave me. Normally it was an injection that lasts 3 months but they gave me the tablet form luckily so I could stop it straight away.
 
My GP has also said testing hormones is a waste of time as they flucuate hourly, so there must be something else they can do to test it.
 
I'm 37 and my old pdoc said it's very likely perimenopause. that can last up to 7 to 10yrs before menopause and is actually meant to be worse then the actual menopause. My cousin was 40 and my mum 45 so I can only hope I'll go through it early as well.

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   Posted 3/11/2007 7:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi,
 
My anxiety symptoms also get worse during ovulation and pms.  It seems like any little change in my hormone level mixes things up and causes me to feel anxious.  I, too, get the racing heart that feels like it's pounding to hard, but I know that it can't hurt me, so it doesn't upset me as it used too, just more of a nuisance.  I just smile now and think...boy my heart is really working, that's a good thing...just remember, the quickly beating heart can't hurt you...hang in there.

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   Posted 3/11/2007 10:14 PM (GMT -6)   
My gyno had to cancel his appointment as he had an emergency C-section to do. If my higher level of prozac stabilises me through my hormones I don't think I'll bother going the gyno route.
I was thinking about it today, they admit hormone tests are a waste of time so all it'd be is them trying different hormones which if given the wrong ones is exactly what I don't need.

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   Posted 3/12/2007 10:23 AM (GMT -6)   
I am brand new to this site.  I have had anxiety and depression problems since gradeschool.  I am 33 and I have noticed within the last year or so since I stopped having depo shots (I have high blood pressure so I can't take the pill or anything like it) that I am having terrible anxiety attacks and depression during ovulation and during and before menstration.  This has been confusing and depressing to say the least, because before that I felt I had finally gotten (sort of) a handle on my anxiety.   It is like I am a completely different person during these times.  I have, off and on throughout life, thought that my rollercoaster of emotions and panic may have something to do with my hormone levels, but never has any mental health professional or medical doctor mentioned that this could be a factor so I never mentioned it.  I wonder why they don't explore this?  It's obvious by the number of women in these replies alone that this is a very real problem. 

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   Posted 3/12/2007 10:57 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, I googled anxiety and ovulation and I found this group.  My gyno put me on seasonale for birth control last year and I bled non-stop for three months.  I switched to Yasmin and that's when it started.  I was grouchy and having panic attacks which I never had before.  I stopped the Yasmin and told the gyno who just offered a different birth control pill, zoloft or paxil then decided to give me a script for ambien because the panic attacks happen at night. 
 
Well I'm not happy with they gynecologist as I felt she was very dismissive of my problem.  I'm not crazy about starting to take a medication like zoloft that I will be on for a long time, but I'm ready to crack because I can't stand the bad thoughts and crying jags.  It all seems tied into ovulation.  I'm fine the other two weeks of the month, but I can't be out of mind 50% of the time. 
 
Any input would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks! confused    I really need to do something and I just don't know what is the right thing to do other than find a new doctor.

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   Posted 3/12/2007 11:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi just wanted to welcome the two of you (Maril and Serenityseeker) to HW...We have a wonderful group of people here with much support to give. Hang in there adn I am sure others will stop in with more input.
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   Posted 3/16/2007 1:09 AM (GMT -6)   

Serenityseeker, you definitely should find a new doctor.  I am in the process of finding a new one myself.  My doctor refuses to perscribe anything narcotic, meaning that a lot of tranquilizer/anxiety helpers/painkillers aren't available to me at her choice.  Right now she has me on buspirone, which doesn't really help my anxiety at all.  It is so hard to be at the mercy of unhelpful people who are in a position like that.  I seem to (nowadays) be only having anxiety during ovulation, and around menstration OR if something really out of the ordinary happens to trigger it.  I usually get severely depressed during menstration also.  I went through most SSRIs, and Celexa, which used to help me after I had tried so many others, actually gave me 24 hour a day anxiety when I tried starting it again.  Not just mild anxiety but very serious attacks.  I couldn't sleep, eat, or function, so I had to stop taking it and she refused to give me anything else and told me to get mental help.  The problem with this is that I am on state insurance and the place I can go is so backed up that it is up to a month to even get an intake and 3 months to see a med doctor.  Apparently she doesn't care a bit about what I am going through in the meantime.  I used to have a competent med doctor a few years ago who perscribed me clonazepam to take when I had severe anxiety.  Just .5 mg made a huge difference.  I didn't need it every day, and I didn't abuse it.  I quit using them because I was pregnant, but in my "hormonal" times I could sure use one now and then.  If you have no luck with a new gyno, perhaps looking into mental health professionals would help, even if it seems homonal rather than mental, since no doctor I've ever seen seems to have any answers about hormone related anxiety.  

I Guess I went on for a while, but I'm actually in one of those anxiety ridden times and know I am just a few days away from the depressive despair I have monthly, so I appreciate this forum.  Good luck, and remember:  You are in charge of your health, not them.  If their choices don't seem right, or they aren't giving the issue the proper attention and effort you have a right to call them on it.  They work for you!!!  They are supposed to be there to help you.  That's what they're paid for.

 

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   Posted 4/20/2008 11:17 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Everyone,
 
I am new here...when I searched ovualtion + anxiety to my surprise I found this forum...I know exactly what you guys are feeling...I thought it was just me going crazy...I am over the top anxious during ovulation until the day after my period...bewteen the dizzy spells, headaches, and a racing heart I thought that I just had a bad case of an anxiety disorder...so that was when I started acupunture to treat what I thought to be an anxiety disorder...to my surprise the acupuncturist told me that it was purely hormonal...that was when I started tracking it and later the results had revealed that it was completely hormonal...now with the help of acupuncture I am starting to feel a lot better! :-)
 
Thanks for all your help!... tongue
 
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   Posted 4/21/2008 6:44 AM (GMT -6)   
Chelly,

I'm so glad you brought this thread back up! I have noticed that I get more anxious about 10 days before my period starts too (this month it's 12 days before - my anxiety jumped up a notch yesterday and just won't settle back down), and there's not much I can do to control it. Deep breathing and other tactics don't make much of a dent. Also, I'm nearly 44, so possibly perimenopause is kicking in.

So is your acupuncturist treating you for hormone imbalance?

percycat

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   Posted 4/21/2008 6:49 AM (GMT -6)   
I also have about 10days before of pmt and a couple of days into my period, my anv=xiety but also my moods and really dark thoughts torment me.

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   Posted 4/21/2008 9:06 AM (GMT -6)   

gigi91709

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   Posted 4/21/2008 11:21 AM (GMT -6)   
I too have more anxiety and panic around my period too! I dont know why this is but it happens everytime! When I had an IUD I didnt really have a real period each month and my anxiety stayed about the same the whole month thru but ever since I had the IUD taken out, I have had incressed anxiety around my period.
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   Posted 4/21/2008 3:19 PM (GMT -6)   

Following the first days of your period it is not just about hormone iincrease, but also the fact the your brain grows more synases for serotonin. When you ovulate and the "succes" doesn't grow all sorts of receptor, but that moment is passd there is reaction to kill the serontonin resptors (just the new ones) that were estrogen sensive(the new mdid both well.)   I had the symptoms of sever ePMDD, but they occur on day 2-4 of my cycle. I am a danger to myself and  OTHRS.

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   Posted 4/21/2008 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
During ovulation I feel ok, it's the week before my period where I feel like I'm about to jump out of my skin with panic and depression.

I'm 41 and am SURE I'm perimenopausal. The anxiety I feel before my period cannot be sootheed my any drug.
My Dr told me to try Magnesium Glycinate and apparently it helps lower the PMS symptoms and anxiety.
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   Posted 5/3/2008 8:29 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never posted anything before in my life. I googled depressed and ovulation and this is where I went. I read everyones posts and I kept thinking, well I don't have that so maybe I am just making this up in my head. I don't seem to be able to validate my depressed feelings around the time of my period and 11 days after( when I ovulate). I have documented the past few months when I feel bad-and it is the exact time, but then I say to myself well you know it is coming so you are making yourself feel bad. I am so sick of feeling like this. It is when I ovulate,right before my period and during. I only have a 25 day cycle so it seems like the good days are few and in between. I am 34, I have try to do everything right. I run 5 miles a day and also do another workout when I feel bad, because they say exercise is good for you. All I know if I did not have three children, I don't think I could continue like this. I am so sad and angry and I just feel helpless. I have gone to doctors before and they have they put me on the medication when you take it before your period-it did not help. My husband is very supportive, but when you hate yourself, why would you expect anyone to love you. I don't even know why I posted this, I just feel desperate and unsure of myself anymore.

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   Posted 5/3/2008 9:08 AM (GMT -6)   

livy,
Good Morning and welcome to HealingWell and the Anxiety and Panic forum.  I am so sorry you are having problems.  You will find many warm and supportive members here on HW. We love to have new members join us.

I would like to suggest that you visit your physician as soon as possible and get a complete physicial to rule out any other physical causes for your depression and also to talk with your PCP about the correlation of your sx with your reproductive system. 

You also may want to post on our Depression Forum as you may find the members on that forum can help you with your depression and they give super support and deal with depression daily.  Remember we are here 24/7 so you always have somewhere to go and put your thoughts and feelings down.

As a new member we do request you to read the rules and regulations for our site.

God Bless and please take a look at the Depression forum.  Start your own post and you will find many to talk to about depression.

Please stay with us as we do care about you.

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