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Old 10-18-2011, 11:02 PM   #1
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PMS and Panic Attacks

For the last 2 years I have been getting panic attacks around the time of my period. The odd thing is I just realized it always happens about 4-6 days before my period (after spending so much money and having so many tests done). It got so bad that my doc sent me to a psychologist, who then sent me to a psychiatrist who had me write down when I get the panic attacks and they noticed the pattern. My shrinks tell me that its fairly common to get panic attacks before your period and I am just wondering if anybody else suffers from this and if there's anything that helps. I have ativan for the attacks but I would rather prevent the attacks from coming bc I am getting them at work sometimes. I am 33, 5'9 and 152lbs, no smoking some drinking and some acid reflux issues and it began happening at 31. Thanks!

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Re: PMS and Panic Attacks

Hello, panic attacks are common before a female's period. Panic attacks are sometimes referred to as an anxiety attack and anixiety is one of the pms symptoms. Another word besides Premenstrual Syndrome that some female's can have or get is call Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder PMDD. A brain chemical called serotonin may play a role in Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder a severe form of PMS. Panic attacks are one of the symptoms of pmdd. Symptoms occur during the week before your period and go away after bleeding starts. The birth control Yaz can help relieve pmdd symptoms.

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