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Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Can menopause worsen anxiety?

Yes: Anxiety might be sub-clinical, that is it might be there but not causing any significant problems. The hormonal swings associated with menopause may cause anxiety to rear its head higher and cause problems. A consult with your md is advisable. Good luck! ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more


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I have thyroid illness TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause. severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

I have thyroid illness   TSH is 4.5, debilitating symptoms of menopause.  severe anxiety illness. losing weight and tired.reoccuring infections. ?

Adjust thyroid and +: B"sd based on your TSH your thyroid status is a little low, so you should need some adjustment of your thyroid medication or make sure you are not missing doses as only a few missed pill per month can make a difference from great TSH ~ 1 to your value. Menopausal sx's and others need attention. Available to discuss details. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pre menopause?Thnks...Is anxiety one of those?

What are the symptoms of pre menopause?Thnks...Is anxiety one of those?

See below: Premenopausal symptoms can vary from person to person. Usually a change in your menstrual pattern will be the first thing you notice. Occasionally one may experience hot flashes, but one can have these without necessarily being premenopausal. ...Read more

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Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

Are the side effects for a partial hysterectomy the same as full (still have ovaries) ie;early onset of menopause, anxiety, depression, dizziness fatigue, insomnia, memory problems, mood swings, nervousness and etc. Should I pay for a saliva testing (zrt)

No: Your ovaries are likely still working. Many people seek solutions for mood and stress via ovarian hormones. You could get a serum fsh that can tell if the ovaries are functioning, but serum testing can reveal fluctuations. Do you grind teeth when sleeping? Do you have panic attacks, crying spells, low energy, etc. I'm not saying its all psychiatric just don't use resources seeking perfect horm. ...Read more

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Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take venlafaxine er 37.5, estradiol 1mg, medroxypr ac 5 mg together for a 48 yr old female with menopause, severe depression and anxiety?

Is it ok to take venlafaxine er 37.5, estradiol 1mg, medroxypr ac 5 mg together for a 48 yr old female with menopause,  severe depression and anxiety?

Yes, no problem: You can take these medicines together. There is no interactions or any other serious concerns, convenience is what matters. ...Read more

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Menopause, on Celexa (citalopram) for anxiety, low sex interest and challenging for orgasm. Thyroidectomy /hypo, What med. may be alternative for anxiety ? Help?

Menopause, on Celexa (citalopram) for anxiety, low sex interest and challenging for orgasm.  Thyroidectomy /hypo, What med. may be alternative for anxiety ? Help?

Talk to your doctor : Tell your doctor about your symptoms. There are alternatives for you that might help improve your quality of life. Your doctor might consider adding or switching medication. For instance, Wellbutrin has a lower risk of sexual side effects. It does tend to be stimulating and can increase anxiety. Buspar (buspirone) can be added for anxiety and it also can help with sexual side effects. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Could i be goin thru menopause could it make my anxiety and depression worse im 49 still have periods?

Could i be goin thru menopause could it make my anxiety and depression worse im 49 still have periods?

Yes: You awe in the peri menopause and things are changing . Hormones are less consistent , sometimes there are aging issues, passage of fertility, and depression is common during this time. Treating with hormone replacement sometimes helps but is not helpful long term. It's a hard time. If you've had depression before you may need treatment. Solving one problem at a time helps. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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My sleep is disturbed by endless trips to the bathroom.blood work is ok . No other symptoms except menopausal like hot flashes and anxiety what is it?

My sleep is disturbed by endless trips to the bathroom.blood work is ok  . No other symptoms except menopausal like hot flashes and anxiety what is it?

Menopausal syndrome: If you only have "nocturia" (endless trips to the bathroom) without burning on urination, pelvic pain or bloody urine, it is unlikely that you have a urinary problem. All your symptoms may be part of the "menopausal syndrome" which you may want to report to an endocrinologist or a Gyn experienced in treating midlife transition problems. Ask about the risks/benefits of a short trial of hormonesE+P ...Read more

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In peri menopause which hormone causes the anxiety and heart palps? High or low?

In peri menopause which hormone causes the anxiety and heart palps? High or low?

Palpitations: The hormones are hopping around and changing their balance. Not necessarily which one(s) but what they are doing in relation to each other and your body. ...Read more

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Why do women experience anxiety with menopause?

Why do women experience anxiety with menopause?

Many reasons!: Hormonal changes which occur can contribute. It is also a biologic milestone, which might not be pleasant to think about. Fertility ends. And lifestyle issues regarding family and/or friends are usually proximate! ...Read more

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Why is it that when I'm sitting down sometimes it feels as though I'm going to fall over? I have generalized anxiety disorder and menopause

Why is it that when I'm sitting down sometimes it feels as though I'm going to fall over? I have generalized anxiety disorder and menopause

Stress can produce: the symptoms you mention but so can other conditions. Please see your doc. Low blood pressure may be an issue, hormones, or a neurological condition. If the above are ruled out, get treatment from a clinical psychologist for your GAD. Peace and good health. ...Read more

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Is it normal to experience anxiety and depression during menopause?

Menopause: Menopause can be a difficult time for some women. They may experience depression, anxiety, irritability, mood swings, forgetfulness and sleep problems. ...Read more

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I am currently on 5mg lexapro (escitalopram) for menopausal synmptoms. Past history of mild anxiety. Some symptoms tonight. Am I able to take 2.5mg valium with lexap?

I am currently on 5mg lexapro (escitalopram) for menopausal synmptoms. Past history of mild anxiety. Some symptoms tonight. Am I able to take 2.5mg valium with lexap?

Yes but dnt: benzodiazepines like valium r highly addictive and ware off and worsen symptoms soon. Instead increase dose of lexapro and start talk therapy also add exercise before bed even if just 10 minutes thanks dr Leszkowitz board certified addiction/family medicine ...Read more

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I am going through menopause i get hot flashes and then have anxiety and dizziness what can do to help with this because i have to take ANTIVAN to hel?

See PCP: Per current recommendations, your PCP might consider low dose or hormonal replacement therapy if you have no contraindications. If that is not a good option for you, certain antidepressant drugs have been proven to help and can be prescribed by your PCP. Regular exercise, low sugar and low animal protein diet, breathing exercises, hydration and acupuncture can also help. ...Read more

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Should i be concerned about hot flashes and night sweats that have been ongoing for 7 years? It started in my early 30s and tests for early menopause came back negative. I notice that anxiety sometimes triggers them, especially when i feel frantic because

Should i be concerned about hot flashes and night sweats that have been ongoing for 7 years? It started in my early 30s and tests for early menopause came back negative. I notice that anxiety sometimes triggers them, especially when i feel frantic because

Having : Having hot flashes and night sweats for 7 years must be miserable. Please become established with a good family practice or internal medicine doctor in your area. You should have a medical workup. There are treatments that may help you, but it is important to closely establish with a good primary care doctor. I am glad that you had hormone testing, but you may need thyroid studies, blood glucose testing, and other types of testing. If it does end up being anxiety, there are treatments as well as medications that may help. ...Read more

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I have been seeing a homeopath for six months now for anxiety airborne allergies asthma and menopause symptoms still don't have any improvement?

Homeopathy: You may achieve better results in treating your allergies and asthma with allergen immunotherapy, which in concept is similar to homeopathy, by giving small increasing doses of the things you are allergic to and modifying your immune response to them. This is scientifically proven to work, consult a board certified allergist and about it. ...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