extremely BAD anxiety when my periods comes?!?

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 1/5/2007 1:10 PM (GMT -6)   
extremely BAD anxiety when my periods comes?!?
i have this panic attacks anxiety depression :-(
Its hard for me to have Faith & Hope when I keep  getting this bad anxiety and
it comes with crying and shaking & depression - loss of apetite and faintness
& horrible scared feeling (afraid to be left alone, afraid of losing control & hot
flashes Shaky, Sweaty & negative thoughts - and fear - thought I was going
crazy -I can't breathe, my heart races - not able to sleep :-( i feel sick with the
horrible feeling - allways anxious!
I'm tired of the pain, and despairing/losing hope -
I start to feel a bit better but them my periods come & its HELL again :-(
When will this nightmare be over?? I'm so scared that its not going to end? :-(
begun anti-depressants "Citalopram" 20 mg been on them for 4 weeks now
and i dont know if they are helping? i did feel a bit better intill periods come?
whats going on with me? how can i stop this?
so say its a hormonal imbalance and Overactive Thyroid? i did have a blood
test and it come back all fine -?
I do try to be happy - but its hard to stay positive when I know what's going to
happen to me every 4 weeks! Even when I have a good week its still there at
the back of my mind knowing what's to come. :-(
i went to see a Natural Healthcare  lady - homeopathic & she said i do have a
hormonal imbalance and Overactive Thyroid and she will regulated to the
normal speed and imbalance my hormonal! but she did not say how long it will
love & hugs littlemissmuchafraid

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 1/5/2007 1:26 PM (GMT -6)   
Are you taking any birth control? If yes, maybe this is the problem. Some people have adverse reactions to the hormones in birth control. If no, perhaps it's an idea to look into. Birth control helps control a lot of the side effects of menstruation. Have you spoken with your doctor about the hormonal relation to your attacks? Just a thought. Take care of yourself.

 It would be easier to tell people I have cancer than it is to tell them I am severely depressed.....

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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 1/5/2007 5:32 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi much,
I become a walking time bomb 1 week before my period. I bawl for hours for no reason. I bite peoples head off, I have to be careful when I drive because I have major panic attacks. It is horrible!!!
Believe me as you will soon know, once everyone starts posting, you are not alone.
Your hormones go into whack and they affect the anxiety,panic attacks and depression.
I don't mean to be the bearer of bad news,but wait until you start hitting premenapause!!! UGH
Double jeopardy!
Chronic Depression, Panic Attacks,Anxiety Attacks,Anorexia

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Date Joined May 2005
Total Posts : 366
   Posted 1/6/2007 8:13 PM (GMT -6)   
It sounds like you do have severe anxiety and I know what it feels like.  It is horrible..I was hospitalized for it last year.  The Psychiatrists put me on Klonopin for anxiety/panic attacks (shortness of breath, racing heart, etc) and it has been a Godsend.  Are you seeing a Psychiatrist for this?  Perhaps you can talk to your Doctor or Psychiatrist about going on medication such as Klonopin, Buspar, Xanax, etc.  I also used to take a natural remedy found in health food stores, GNC - called GABA, that helped a lot as well as L-Theanine.  There is also a Homeopathic Remedy called "Calms Forte".  I also drank Chamomile Tea as well, which is a natural relaxant, and took a hot bath or shower with Lavender scented shower gel.  A vanilla or Lavender scented candle is also very soothing and relieves anxiety.  Do you drink a lot of soda..coffee, caffeine, sugar?  This also causes anxiety..I had to cut down a lot on that and it really helps.  Have you had any blood test and EKG to rule anything out?  Have you had your thyroid checked?  A simple blood test (TSH) can make sure you don't have an underactive or overactive thyroid..which can cause depression as well as anxiety.
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