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Could my anxiety be due to perimenopause?

Could my anxiety be due to perimenopause?

Yes: The fluctuations (ups and downs) of estrogen levels during perimenopause are associated with both anxiety and depression. Just as women can notice symptoms premenstrually, perimenopausal estrogen changes make women more vulnerable to mood changes. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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What is the best way to cope with anxiety if you are going through perimenopause?

What is the best way to cope with anxiety if you are going through perimenopause?

Fix anxiety sources: Reduce stress, improve relations, prioritize, decrease demands, exercise, decrease caffeine/alcohol; pay attention to dietary selections, have a healthy sex life, stimulate your mind intellectually and where necessary, medications. The drugs of choice? Serotinergic antidepressants(short term use or breakthrough symptoms), benzo diazepines(selectively). Attempt Buspar (buspirone) or low dose b-blockers helpful. ...Read more

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What could cause head pressure and tingly feeling and feeling warm at 4 am while in bed?Bp is 109/79 .i am in perimenopause.also have anxiety

What could cause head pressure and tingly feeling and feeling warm at 4 am while in bed?Bp is 109/79 .i am in perimenopause.also have anxiety

Anxiety & Menopause: Yes, anxiety can cause feelings of pressure in your head, and tingling sensations. Your BP appears normal. But feeling warm and/or night sweats are common in menopause. Check with your gynecologist re your hormonal levels, you may be moving into menopause. If so, there are a variety of treatment options. If all OK and just anxiety, see a psychologist for CBT psychotherapy. Good luck! ...Read more

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I have high cortisol levels. What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels. A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels. I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia. I am under going

I have high cortisol levels.  What does this mean? I am in perimenopause and have been tested for my hormone levels.  A recent saliva test showed I have high cortisol levels.  I have been suffering from anxiety, depression and insomnia.  I am under going

High : High cortisol levels should be confirmed and further evaluated by an internist or endocrinologist. Salivary testing is not mainstream and could be misleading. Stress can result in elevations of cortisol but these will usually suppress with Dexamethasone (this is part of the further testing). ...Read more

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I've been on Paxil (paroxetine) for 15 years and helped my anxiety/depression. Ever since i hit perimenapause it stopped working, why and what do I o?

I've been on Paxil (paroxetine) for 15 years and helped my anxiety/depression.  Ever since i hit perimenapause it stopped working, why and what do I o?

Paxil (paroxetine): Your prescribing physician would ne the best to consult, since s/he can assess your current symptoms and treat accordingly. ...Read more

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How would i know if I am perimenopausal? I am 32, had partial hysterec. In 2007. Have anxiety, fast pulse, major sleeping problems, some night sweats.

How would i know if I am perimenopausal? I am 32, had partial hysterec. In 2007. Have anxiety, fast pulse, major sleeping problems, some night sweats.

See your doctor: Such symptoms may reflect early menopause, but could also reflect other hormonal problems that need to be treated. A physical exam, history, and a lab tests should help clarify your situation. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more


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