Sorry you’re going through such a bad time. Julie may be right, you may want to talk to your doctor about anti-depressants. But keep in mind that it may take a bit of patience to get it right. Several years ago I was going through a very rough time, and was prescribed Zoloft, which didn’t work out for me (made me feel spacey and goofy, among other things). Then the doc changed the prescription to Wellbutrin, and that really seemed to help. Six months later I was able to quit with no problems.
More recently I began taking a product called Wisdom Menopause Formula which was recommended to me for the terrible hot flashes and night sweats I’d been suffering. I’ve been taking it for about a month, and it really helped with those symptoms right from the beginning, but over the past two weeks or so, my emotional symptoms have REALLY mellowed out as well. I had been having terrible mood swings, anxiety, paranoia, and feelings of hopelessness and doom. I’d be fine one minute, then sobbing for no reason, and then attacking my husband like a wolverine!
Lately I’ve been much more calm and rational, and I don’t seem to be obsessed with the nagging worries that were creating havoc in my mind all the time. Did it solve my problems? No, but it finally seems like everything is in its proper perspective.
I previously had no idea that menopause could be so disruptive and debilitating. Oh sure, I’d heard women talk, but I always chocked it up to the ‘drama queen’ syndrome. No more.
Hang in there kiddo! Talk to your doctor, and be you own advocate. If one thing doesn’t work, keep at it until you find something that does!