Menstrual cycle - Does it trigger Panics?

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   Posted 3/24/2009 6:47 AM (GMT -6)   

My GF seems to have more extreme anxiety... bad panic attacks when she's about to get her period. Are there any studies on this?


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   Posted 3/24/2009 7:12 AM (GMT -6)   
Yes, somewhere :-). The week before a women gets her period hormone fluctuations can make her more anxious. It's listed as a symptom of PMS. Not all women experience it. I do! The week before my period I am anxious and irritable.

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   Posted 3/24/2009 8:11 AM (GMT -6)   

Good Morning

There is another thread on this page with the same concerns.  You may find it helpful to review that thread.

Here is a link you may find helpful:



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   Posted 3/24/2009 11:41 AM (GMT -6)   
Well my anxiety is very bad before my period. (During too) Hormones can do crazy things to us. smhair
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