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Anxiety and PMS

Feelings of anxiety can be part of the premenstrual syndrome

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    Farjana — 18.02.2018 02:57
    before and after menstruation I felt palpitation,short breath,blarr vision,vertigo and constipation. panic attacks occurs offen.blood pressure rise suddenly.I am suffering Insomnia. what can I do?

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    Lynn — 15.02.2018 10:31
    Hi, I feel I have anxiety before my period. This is the second time I have anxiety. And this time round I feel I have shortness of breath for less than 1 hour for few days already. Can advise? Thanks

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      Emma — 16.02.2018 15:17
      Hi Lynn, can I please ask what age you are and also how often you have a period, for example, every 28 days on average?

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      Lynna — 17.02.2018 01:47
      Hi, I'm 26 this year. My period is usually 30 days or additional 1 week late.

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      Lynna — 17.02.2018 01:47
      Forget to mention that I'm on thyroixine medication

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    Jade — 30.01.2018 08:46
    Hi I’m 43 and have been suffering for about 17yrs with panic attacks, but in the past couple of years I’ve been having terrible anxiety and it always seems to be around my period, I’m actually going through it as I’m typing this, I’m 6 days late for my period and have been having anxiety every day, I feel it’s because my body wants to be normal but the anxiety is stopping my period from showing itself and and my period is not happening g because of the high stress levels I’m under...I refuse to take medication as to me it just masks it but what else can I do, it’s even starting to interfere with me going out of the house!

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      Emma — 30.01.2018 11:26
      Hi Jade, thank you for your comments. I have replied to you privately via email.

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      Jade — 30.01.2018 11:54
      I can’t seem to open the email Emma

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      Emma — 30.01.2018 12:52
      Hi Jade, sorry about this I don’t know why this would be! My reply was as follows: Can I firstly just confirm that you are currently taking no medication for either the anxiety or for anything else? We know that fluctuating hormones can make many existing issues such as anxiety worse, so unfortunately these symptoms very often become more apparent around the time of our period. In terms of your cycle though, sometimes certain hormone imbalances can make symptoms such as anxiety more pronounced. You mention that your period is 6 days late, is this a normal occurrence? I wonder if you could also tell me how often your period comes on average each month, for example after every 28 days?

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