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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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Hot flashes, sweating, weight gain, insomnia, fatique, no libido, vaginal dryness, anxiety, irritability, gas and blothing. Lab tests normal.

Hot flashes, sweating, weight gain, insomnia, fatique, no libido, vaginal dryness, anxiety, irritability, gas and blothing. Lab tests normal.

Medication effects?: When you say lab tests normal; WHICH lab tests were done? In men Effexor (venlafaxine) & medications like Effexor (venlafaxine) can trash libido & erectile function. I've seen similar problems in women though they tend not to recognize it as often...wonder why..maybe men just see it another moody day? Can cause other symptoms as well. Anyways, you may consider that angle. Try to avoid MORE medications if possible. CBT? ...Read more

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Menopause or overheated?

Menopause or overheated?

MENOPAUSE?: Menopausal syndrome is the time when hot flashes, sweating, nervousness appear before the disappearance of menstruation. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Crying spells: The hormone replacement can only be decided after you have had a complete medical history, physical exam, and laboratory tests. Please see your gynecologist soon. ...Read more

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Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Will hormone replacement help relieve crying spells during menopause?

Crying spells: If you are going through menopause and have not yet seen your gynecologist to advise you, please set that up. Crying spells may be related to menopause but it would still be in your interest to see a Psychologist at least once. You will get over this concern!! ...Read more

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Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Does menopause symptoms cause fatigue?

Yes: In menopause the ovaries are no longer producing both estrogen (estradiol) and progesterone, which are potent female hormones. Every cell in a woman's body has estrogen and Progesterone receptors, not just the reproductive system, so the entire body suffers once in the body is in menopause. Fatigue is a common symptom that can be remedied with bioidentical hormones. ...Read more

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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Can emotional stress cause spotting during menopause?

Can emotional stress cause spotting during menopause?

At 64: you are postmenopausal bleeding is abnormal, Are you on any hormones? You need to see your GYN for an evaluation and possibly a D&C or endometrial biopsy. ...Read more

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What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

Not exactly known: But probably changes in estrogen and Progesterone which have effects on the functioning of serotonin and norepinephrine. This is probably how replacing estrogen and using antidepressants cause an improvement in mood, but like all mood disorders, the exact process in which mood is produced and controlled is not really known. ...Read more

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What medication can stop night sweats and sleep awakenings during menopause?

What medication can stop night sweats and sleep awakenings during menopause?

Hormone therapy: While herbs and homeopathic remedies have been known to help, the most reliable and quick way to deal with menopausal symptoms is with hormone therapy - estrogen - with or without progestin. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Menopause: Both can be accompanying symptoms of other psychological/physiological symptoms seen commonly in menopause, such as depression/anxiety, irritability, pain, mood changes & poor quality sleep. ...Read more

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Menopause relief from remifemin?

Menopause relief from remifemin?

Hot flashes yes: Studies indicate that the active ingredient in remifemin - black cohosh- can reduce hot flashes by up to 50%. Remifemin is actually one of the best studied commercially available black cohosh remedies. This herbal med is safe for women who want or need to avoid estrogen- such as women who have had an estrogen dependent cancer. ...Read more

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Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Possibly: If hormones are out of whack and estrogen depleted it may help but usually there is a relative estrogen dominance even in menopause and sometimes progesterone, like Prometrium (micronized progesterone) or a bioitentical cream, may be of more benefit. ...Read more

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Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Suggests menopause: That level suggests menopause. Since you are above tha average age (51), it's likely you've gone through menopause. ...Read more

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Help I feel like I'm going through menopause at 18. Vaginal dryness, joint pain, heartburn, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, coarse hair, thyroid norm?

Help I feel like I'm going through menopause at 18. Vaginal dryness, joint pain, heartburn, fatigue, insomnia, constipation, coarse hair, thyroid norm?

FATIGUE EVAL: You need full EXAM AND labs. CBC/CMP/B12/FOLATE /TFTS/VITD/CRP//SED RATE//IRON STUDIES/LYME TITERS. Start a. Gluten free diet Wholeapproach.com gutbliss.com. And high potency vitamins. Rejuvenation-science.com Then review results if no firm diagnosis is made, a sleep study may be necessary many subtle sleep disorders cause Fatigue. Recheck full thyroid panel and thyroid antibodies. ...Read more

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Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Other than menopause, what causes hot flashes?

Medicines: Hot flashes are a symptom, could be side effect of medicne or symptom of hyperthyroidism. Get checked by your doctor if concerned. ...Read more

Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more