... was also on high dose prednisone. Since then I have been on several medications to control the anxiety. have not had good luck with Buspar, or Zoloft. Currently on Inderal, alittle Xanax, Visterol, and Desyrel for sleep. I have had not history of depression or anxiety. So to make a long story short I recently had blood tests for my hormonal levels. By thyroid was fine but my estrogen and progesterine levels did not exist. I am post menopausal but my levels were terrible even for a menopausal woman. Has anyone ever heard of hormonal therapy for anxiety?
Yes franklin, I have heard of hormones affecting women in all kinds of areas. I still have a few moaning now and then. They certainly affect my moods and anxiety levels. Please don't think I'm too weird, but the lunar cycle and weather fronts affect me too. Don't ask me to explain, just something I have come to correlate over the years. I will tell you that the only doc it's safe to tell these ideas to is your psychiatrist. I love my shrink and feel free to share my cosmic meanderings. He respects me, too, as I was informed by him today, that he would always refer to me as Dr. Mariani (out of respect). I like that. Go to your GYN and ask about creams you might apply. I already tried low dose HRT and bloated up like an air balloon (wouldn't recommend that). Lemme know how you feel.
Peace, love,and smiles,
The Hormonally Challenged Hippie,
Google 'Compounding Pharmacy' in your area; visit the store and ask for list of Doctors that deal with them. You can make appointment with Doctor - it cost somewhat more, however it will get to the foundation of your hormone issues.
In the case of your panic attacks, that is underlying issues. Short version, panic/anxiety attacks is when all your 'thoughts come at once'; being aware of this can help you chill/calm down easier. When it occurs, PAUSE and think FIRST THINGS FIRST - Usually something triggers your attack, ie thoughts, smells, tone of voice, event, music, song.
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