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ckc1223
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   Posted 4/23/2007 1:57 PM (GMT -6)   
My anxiety goes through the roof starting a couple of weeks before my period. Has anyone tried taking Prozac two weeks prior to their period? My doctor has suggested this but I'm concerned about weight gain.

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   Posted 4/23/2007 5:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I know many have the problem of the anxiety spike I am not sure if iany here have tried that tho.
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Aussieangel
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   Posted 4/23/2007 6:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I have the pms / anxiety, depression monster as well. The thing is I was on 60mgs of prozac and it didn't make a difference. Zoloft kept me level when I was on that. I'm now in the middle of a withdrawal swapping over to advanza and seeing a gyno next month to try to work out exactly what's going on.

My peak lasted about 8 days this month, about 4 of those manageable but uncomfortable while for 4 days it was full on non-stop nothing worked to ease the monster.
If it's the same next month I'm going back into hospital so they can see how bad I get.

Howlyncat
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   Posted 4/23/2007 6:20 PM (GMT -6)   
When I had my period I was bad really bad with the anxiety.......but dont have any periods now
'My Cait though does get " the monster" like thing about 6 to 8 days prior to hers so I do think there is a correalation I have not heard of anyone taking prozac for it though
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sofia
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   Posted 4/26/2007 12:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I am 43 almost 44 and before my period I get sooooo nervous and anxious like 10 days before my period and not as bad during my period other than little dizziness.  When I get dizzy I freek out and than I get anxious.  My doctor gave me ativan to take during those 10 days and that helped some.......I can't wait to finish my pms.  what are you doing before the period and what are your symptoms.  thanks  Sofia

Aussieangel
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   Posted 4/26/2007 7:25 PM (GMT -6)   
I have heard of woman being given meds just for the 2 weeks of their cycle that's bad. Me since the zoloft stopped working I become anxious which then leads to depression and hours of non-stop crying and feeling useless which can then lead to worse thoughts.
 
If this change of meds doesn't work and the gyno can prove it's the hormones I'm going to say rip my ovaries out because I've had enough.

wannabbetter
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   Posted 4/26/2007 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
hi there. i get very very anxious 2 weeks before my period. it get the panic attacks, ocd is worse, depressed, mood swings, tired, headaches. i get very irratable and very jumpy and anxious. i feel better once i get it, i also feel dizzy when i get my period the first day or so. wonder what that is about, i guess i have that monster also, its horrible, cant stand it. i saw a commercial aboutpms and there is something else they are calling it. something like ppdm, something like that i forget the exact letters, but it is worse than pms one of the symptoms was anxiety. they say one of the birth conoll pills would help. anyone hear of this.

sofia
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   Posted 4/27/2007 8:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi wannabetter,   How old are u... because I am 44 almost and have the same things happen to me.  I get my period every 23 days.  Only one week I feel wonderful and the rest is history.  Before my period I can't breathe correctly and I woke up last night with racing heart and couldn't breathe well.  I hate my life before my period.  any body has the same breathing problem with before pms.....sofia

Aussieangel
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   Posted 4/27/2007 8:50 PM (GMT -6)   
It's PMDD which affects about 5% of woman. It's when the pms goes beyond normal and reaches a severe level.

42yroldpmser
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   Posted 5/12/2009 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wanted to say that about 10 days prior to my menstrual cycle I sometimes have horrible anxiety, heart palpatations, adrenaline rushes, dizziness, nervousness, not to mention grouchy, mean, no patience. I take paxil for anxiety but some months it doesn't help. Why do women have to put up with this mess?

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   Posted 5/13/2009 8:39 AM (GMT -6)   
 
Welcome to HealingWell.  I do not know why women have to put up with this issue but I am sure coming here and talking to others who experience the same problems will help you to feel somewhat better.
 
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lakelady
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   Posted 7/31/2010 1:33 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been noticing after having my son almost 2 years ago that I have been developing panic attacks days before my menstral cycle.  I have been on effexor before but nothing helps the attacks.  It is so annoying... I feel like I cannot breath well and for some reason need to burp which helps.  Has anyone spoken to a gyno about this? and what do they say?  do they do testing?  I have been to many medical doctors and all they do is prescribe me antidepressants.  No matter what they give me it doesn't seem to help.  I have been now going to a wholistic doctor who has done wonders if other medical issue I deal with I think I need to talk to her about some options that might work for me.  I cannot go on birthcontrol due to my medical condition.  I do believe it is something to do with a person's hormones.  Any incite would be great to hear from others.  I feel better knowing I am not the only one with this issue.
 
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wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 7/31/2010 8:42 PM (GMT -6)   
I have always had increased anxiety 7-10 days before my period but now that I am nearing 50 and probably close to menopause it's even worse! I mean it's awful- sometimes I could jump out of my skin. I get the worries over things that during other parts of the month wouldn't upset me at all. Does anyone else notice an increase when they were nearing menopause?

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   Posted 8/2/2010 10:21 AM (GMT -6)   
Hey there. I didn't try taking anything for PMS because my doctor told me I'd have to be on it 3 out of 4 weeks during the month. I decided I'd rather be a little edgy than get on the meds again. If it were only one week out of the month I'd consider it. I just don't want to be tied down to meds again.  I also have noticed an increase in the symptoms as I age. I don't know why we have to deal with this either KItt. I hear from my sister and MIL that hormone issues don't really ever end. Once you hit menopause you get the hot flashes and whatever else comes with that! I thought about taking BC pills to regulate my period and help with PMS, but since I get migraines and I'm over 40 the doc told me I shouldn't. I did get an endometrial ablation a few months ago which at least helped with the severity of cramps and bleeding during my period. It doesn nothing for PMS though. I've read that it's important to stay away from certain foods and alcohol when you're pmsing, but tell that to me when I feel like I'll die without chocolate!

Post Edited (paniccu) : 8/2/2010 9:27:20 AM (GMT-6)


foxred
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   Posted 8/2/2010 11:43 AM (GMT -6)   
I have hyperthyroid problems. does anyone ever touch on the subject? or is there a chat room I can go to?
 

wearyRAsufferer
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   Posted 8/2/2010 12:12 PM (GMT -6)   
I had the endometrial ablation when I was 46! I was like a faucet every month for 10 days to 2 weeks. I couldn't get out of the shower and get a pad between my legs quick enough not to leave a puddle on the floor- gross. Plus after ignoring it for a year I became anemic.
Now 4 years later every year it gets a little more heavy- but nothing like it was. I am still on the pill. I bleed for 7 or 8 days every month and I feel ready to end this and go through menopause. My doctor says being on the pill- it makes you bleed every month regardless. He says he can make a 70 year old woman bleed if he puts her on the pill. ???? He says this year he is going to do some hormone test when I turn 50 to check and see where I am in the whole menopause realm. I hope he finds I went thru it without knowing!

behappy789
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   Posted 8/22/2010 10:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi, over the past year I have experienced symptoms (on and off) that others have written about, anxiety, palpatations, mood swings, hot flushes etc etc, I haven't taken note the exact times it has happened but thinking back it was usually around the time of my period. I have been worried sick about it as I have two small children and was dreading there being something wrong with me. I sort of new in the back of my mind that is was hormones and my husband kept trying to reassure me that I was fine but it is difficult to rationalise things when your in the middle of it. Anyway it was a massive relief last night when I came across this site and read through a thread from 2007-2009 and there were so many others with the exact symptoms, not that I would wish them on anyone but it was good to know I wasn't the only one. I haven't used any medication but I am using st johns wort tablets from any health food shop it is natural and it is suppose to not be addictive and be just as good, it has really helped. I have the stronger 4000mg ones but only take half at a time as a full one gives me a headache. I also have a chamomile tea with honey before I go to bed as I tend to lay there thinking too much and get myself even more worked up. Anyway thanks again for providing this site so that people like me can see that we are not the only ones.

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   Posted 8/23/2010 10:04 AM (GMT -6)   
 
I think you may find the thyroid forum more helpful re your questions unless you have a lot of anxiety going on that you would like to talk about. You are always welcome here. 
 
Here is the link to our thyroid forum:
 
http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=37

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