Desperate for help

For those of you who are just beginning this wonderful process, here we can narrow down the symptoms and ask questions like "am I starting perimenopause?"

Desperate for help

Postby laurianne78 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:30 pm

Hi everyone - I just found this site today and its a godsend! I am 47, soon to be 48. I have thought I have been going thru peri menopause symptoms for about a year now. My periods are heavier, bad PMS, breast tenderness, and recently anxiety. The anxiety is pretty bad. I will wake up with it in the morning and it lasts for about a week straight, 24 hours a day without relief. Its flucutates but usually occurs a week after my period. My Dr prescribed lexapro and it made anxiety alot worse, I could not tolerate the symptoms after 2 days and stopped medication. I was then prescribed xanax. Xanax will usually work the first day or two but after that it does not help, I am on a very low dose (.25)but am hesitant to increase tp .50 since the tolerance built so quickly. I have a prescrption for Efflexor but am petrified to take it since it says it may increase blood pressure ( i take pills for that) or may cause increased anxiety. Can anyone advise what has helped them and if they have had the same experience with anxiety lasting for a week or so straight without relief?
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Re: Desperate for help

Postby minniepauz » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:00 pm

Did you post this to Dr. Judy's thread? She doesn't have time to read the posts outside of her section and I'm sure she'll have some thoughts for you.
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