Re: What is going on with me!
Yes, anxiety is a a sign of peri-menopause. I will get feelings of anxiety out of no where, for no reason. I can be sitting on the couch watching tv and suddenly I'll get a shot of adrenaline or something that I can feel in my chest - as if someone snuck behind me and yelled "BOO". I will get it in the middle of the night too. I'll wake up and feel very anxious for no reason - no bad dream, no sound woke me. I hate it. The other night I couldn't fall asleep because of it. Every sound startled me and made me jump. My husband moving, a creak in the house and I'd jump. When I get like that, I'll take .25mg of xanex. I try not to take it too often. Only when I can't distract myself or calm myself and I will only use it if the anxiety is effecting my sleep. During the day, I just deal with it. I don't have full blown panic attacks, just that startled, adrenaline rush feeling that comes and goes. Oh, and heart palpitations. Those things are very prevalent with my perio.
Such a delightful phase of life.