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Anxiety 2 weeks before period

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bibbidybob Sun 12-May-19 08:17:13

I'm 46 and periods still regular and normal, but I'm feeling controlled by my cycle. The 2 weeks before my period starts are stressing me out. I'm having wild dreams and I wake up feeling really anxious. I feel as though my heart is racing - I don't think it is. I feel tense, nervous and full of worry. By mid morning it has died down a bit, but I'm struggling to cope with the feelings. I want to cry - don't know why. I don't feel sad, I just feel so anxious and like my mind is racing.

Is there anything I can do? If I see a GP can they do anything? I walk the dog each day so I'm getting early exercise.

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bibbidybob Sun 12-May-19 16:38:46

Anyone? When the feeling dies down I feel exhausted. All the nervous energy drains away.

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user1471465525 Sun 12-May-19 21:16:19

Yes I am 43 and was going through the same and gp put me on mirap .It really helps with insomnia and anxiety.

bakebeans Sun 12-May-19 21:28:53

In the last couple of years my mood swings before my period are horrendous. I’m 41 this year and I seem to suffer with anxiety, depression and bad irritability as well for no reason. I eat fairly healthy and I’m even a regular at the gym with classes and yoga weekly but nothing has helped.

EarringsandLipstick Sun 12-May-19 21:30:58

Same here. It's awful. I'm on a low dose SSRI (5mg) & it has helped. Definitely talk to GP.

It hasn't taken it away entirely tho & some months v v hard.

bibbidybob Sun 12-May-19 23:00:06

Thanks. I will go to the doctor. I've been putting up with it for a few months and it's starting to get me down.

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bibbidybob Mon 13-May-19 08:49:43

Made an appointment for later in the week. Had intense panic this morning. Now feel a bit tearful & wobbly. Still worrying that GP will just roll his eyes! I know he won't as he's lovely and I rarely go!

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