I am almost 37. For the last year and a half, I have been experiencing many different symptoms. It started with a birth control change to a lower estrogen pill. I then started getting ocular migraines and vertigo. It took me a while to put the two together. So in Feb I stopped taking birth control all together. I have not had an ocular migraine since (I was getting about one/month). But my anxiety increased so badly that I am now on Celexa. It has helped so much. I still will experience lightheadedness and feeling like I'm on an elevator when it drops. That always sends me into anxiety-ville!
I still have regular periods, ranging 28-30 days. But my girlfriends and I are talking and experiencing a lot of the same symptoms (we are all 37). A couple of us are experiencing a lot of anxiety, we are all waking in the middle of the night without hot flashes, but needing to go to the bathroom and then not being able to fall back asleep.
We swear it's got to be hormones, but most things you read it says no, we're too young.
In your experiences, did these types of things start happening as you approached 40? Or is it just the stage of life we're in, with young children, and the stresses of life?
Thanks for any input.