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KC48
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   Posted 9/23/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Good Evening,
I am new and have read through some of your posts and decided to join and throw whats going on with me out there for some advice. I had a major panic attack about 21 years ago and when I had it I had probably 12 cups of coffee in my system and that was what I had been drinking daily for some time well needless to say it was bad and I ended up at urgent care and they told me I had what was called a panic attack and let me tell you the diagnosis in itself scared the crap out of me and then came anxiety and depression right after. I tried several anti depressants and ended up on Paxil 40 mg probably 10 years ago and pretty much have done fine except on occasions when I would go a few days without it. Now lets fast forward to 3 weeks ago, I was going to the bathroom and all of a sudden I got this really intense hot flush starting from legs that moved up my entire body and felt like my body was on fire, well guess what here comes anxiety and depression again so I go to dr and she thinks perimenopausal do to age of 48 and increases my paxil to 50 mg and starts me on buspar since I took years ago and did ok on it and also HRT's. Seem to be doing better but still don't feel back to normal yet and hoping for some suggestions, I would think since I was on paxil already I don't understand why I got anxiety and depression again. Anybody experienced anything like this before and had a hot flash like that? Any advice would be much appreciated......
KC

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   Posted 9/23/2010 10:43 PM (GMT -6)   
HI KC48.
 
jamie here. welcome to the forum. me male, very close to turning 38. i am male, and i am on hrt, have been my whole life. bith defect. infertile and do not produce testosterone. not sure of your gender, albeit a folical stimulating hormone test will conclude if female a low estrogen-progesterone level, and if a small amount of testosterone is required. some females do require a small amount of testosteron at times. males, will check on androgeon levels that break down into testosterone.
hoping you feel better soon. i hope this has helped a tad. depression sucks, and moreso during menapausal states.
take care. jamie.
 
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getting by
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   Posted 9/24/2010 8:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I am going through menopause. Haven't cycled in a few months. I get the hotflashes. And believe me, they don't care what you are doing when they come. I take ad's and anxiety meds plus abilify. Mood stabilizer. It has worked wonders for me. I hope that you feel better soon. Take care, keep posting.

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KC48
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   Posted 9/24/2010 12:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks Karen,
Do you mind me asking what ad and anxiety med are you on and how it works for you?
Thanks,
XOXO
KC48

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   Posted 9/24/2010 1:44 PM (GMT -6)   
No I don't mind at all. I am taking pristiq for AD and xanax for anxiety, then the abilify as a mood stabilizer. Plus it makes the AD work better. I was taking effexor, but I had to take such a high dose. 375 mg a day. That was five capsules, and I would take three in the morning and two in the afternoon. It was just so much for me that I switched with no problem to pristiq. I only have to take one pill a day of that. So much easier as I take ten different things. Filling my pillbox on Saturday nights is a chore.

Hugs, Karen
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KC48
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   Posted 9/24/2010 2:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Much appreciated, are you on any HRT's? Have you ever had a hot flash like I described above from legs up? I just can't believe that I got depression and anxiety right after even though I am on paxil, ever heard anything like that before? I am wondering if you can still have that happen when hormones go out of wack..... thought ad would prevent this..
XOXO
KC48

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   Posted 9/24/2010 2:28 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think that AD's will prevent hot flashes. I am at that stage in my life where I get them. I get warm all over, hot actually. And I am always warm. But I have gotten use to it. It isn't as bad as it was. So far anyway. I use to take hormones for perimenopause. But then I had to have a surgery on my left breast so the doctor right away took me off of them as they can cause breast cancer. Mine was microcalcification and benign. So I was lucky.

It sounds like what happened to you was kind of a freak thing. Kind of a coincidence that it all happened at the same time. I wouldn't worry too much about it. As long as the doctor isn't worried. These things can happen. There is no set rules especially when it comes to hormones. I liked taking them when I did. Kept my monthly cycle regular like birth control pills do. And they made me feel pretty good.

I hope that you have a good evening and that you are feeling well. Keep posting and let us know how you are doing.

Hugs, Karen
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KC48
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   Posted 9/24/2010 2:50 PM (GMT -6)   
Any recommendations on what lab work I should insist they do, my insurance is starting back up in a week and my dr said she would do lab work but I'm wondering what can of tests I can ask for?
XOXO
KC48

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   Posted 9/24/2010 3:25 PM (GMT -6)   
KC48,

Your doctor would know best on that one. It all depends what you are concerned about. If it is your hormones, you can have your estrogen levels checked. Or since you are getting insurance, get an all around physical. That would probably be the best place to start.

Hugs, Karen
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