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Old 07-21-2003, 08:54 PM   #1
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Unhappy Anyone with anxiety from hormonal imbalance?

I'm 39 and in March started having hot flashes and night sweats. I thought it was funny and laughed it off. I asked my doctor to put me on the pill to "even me out". Well, all I got for that was a terribly heavy and long period, anxiety and depression, and a trip to a specialist.

He took me off the pill which stopped the period. The anxiety and depression seemed to go away until May. In the meantime I read about saliva testing for hormones. I had that done and it came back that my progesterone was low and estrogen was low normal. I've been working with my doctor and a natural compounding pharmacist to get my hormones regulated. I take Biest (estrogen) the whole month and Progest (progesterone)the last two weeks. My anxiety/depression did not get any better and now I seeing a psychiatrist and taking medication to help me cope.

Has anyone else been through this? Does it take a few months for the hormones to get back into kilter? Could there eventually be an end to my anxiety???? Thanks!

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Old 07-21-2003, 08:58 PM   #2
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I haven't been through this myself, but my sister deals with it. I recommend a book called "What Your Doctor May Not Tell You About Premenopause." Its available at most bookstores, and online as well. It has great info for this stuff, and a lot of natural remedies.

I also think it can take a few months for things to get back to normal. Hang in there.

Old 07-21-2003, 10:48 PM   #3
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After my son was born I began having severe panic attacks. It took them forever to find out that I had elevated progesterone. Some docs say that's the cause of the panic disorder, while others believe I truely have a chemical imbalance. I say it's my hormones. I actually have to take BCP to lower my progesterone...which I feel a lot better, but I did start taking Paxil as well. I don't know which one is working, but I plan to wean myself off the Paxil within the next few months. I'll let you know what happens. Good luck to you!!!

Old 07-22-2003, 03:44 PM   #4
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All I can say is that "stuff" the pharmacist mixes up with estogen and progesteron(sp) made me into a raving lunatic!I thought I was losing my mind!I stayed on them for two weeks till my Husband asked me if they might be causing my crazy behavior.I flushed them and called a good GYN and got in and she put me on premarin and I have been feeling great mentally and physically ever since.

Old 07-31-2003, 12:21 AM   #5
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Hi,. my wife has a Hormonal disorder... and i never got as far as cornering her mood changes to this until i saw this message board... im very interested if it can be permently taken care of. Also she gets theis black dots that have thick hair coming out.. it starts and ends in 2 to 3 days.. i really want to get info on it... as it really depresses her.. thankz,

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Old 07-31-2003, 10:49 AM   #6
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Hello Namjab,

I would suggest that you and your wife check out a website for menopause. It is at [url=""][/url]
Also, Dr. Elizabeth Vilet has two great books - "Screaming to Be Heard" and "It's My Ovaries, Stupid." These have been very helpful. Good luck

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