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Anxiety before your period?

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NervousNell
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Anxiety before your period?

Does anyone find they get more anxiety before their periods?
I feel like the week before my period, in addition to all the other lovely symptoms, I wake up (and go to bed) with anxiety a lot.
For no real reason.
It's just that anxious, heart racing, unsettled feeling.

Yesterday driving home I felt myself heading towards a panic attack actually. For no reason at all. I was sitting in a lot of traffic and felt trapped- but that happens every day and I don't usually get panicky from it. I got it under control quickly, but still, it was odd.


Then this morning-I woke up around 530 am feeling anxious.

I took some CBD gummies and fell back to sleep and when I woke up again I felt better but I normally don't need to take CBD in the morning.

Then I realized I'm due for my period soon.

Is anxiety a symptom of PMS?

Posted 4/3/19 9:10 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Anxiety before your period?

Yes.

Especially as I get older. If I am not in tune when AF is due, and start to get the racing heart and anxious feeling, I check the calendar and BAM - It's usually about 3-4 days away. I try and cut back on caffeine at that point - it tends to help some. I also up my CBD and when needed, I'll take a xanax.

I also get this same feeling when I am about to ovulate. Between the pain, constipation and the Anxiety, I can time my ovulation to the damn hour these days. As soon as that egg drops, it's like I'm back to my old self for a week and then it begins for the arrival of AF. And for AF, on top of the anxiety, I get a bashing headache for a day or two and the night before, I wake up in a. pool of sweat. That's how I know she'll be here the next day

THE WORST!

Message edited 4/3/2019 5:27:17 PM.

Posted 4/3/19 5:27 PM
 

Blazesyth
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Anxiety before your period?

This is interesting. I wonder if this is why I go thru periods of insomnia. I should track this.

Posted 4/3/19 7:38 PM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Anxiety before your period?

Posted by PhyllisNJoe

Yes.

Especially as I get older. If I am not in tune when AF is due, and start to get the racing heart and anxious feeling, I check the calendar and BAM - It's usually about 3-4 days away. I try and cut back on caffeine at that point - it tends to help some. I also up my CBD and when needed, I'll take a xanax.

I also get this same feeling when I am about to ovulate. Between the pain, constipation and the Anxiety, I can time my ovulation to the damn hour these days. As soon as that egg drops, it's like I'm back to my old self for a week and then it begins for the arrival of AF. And for AF, on top of the anxiety, I get a bashing headache for a day or two and the night before, I wake up in a. pool of sweat. That's how I know she'll be here the next day

THE WORST!



I get very hot the week before too. Like rip my coat off in a snow storm kind of hot. I also feel a bit queasy and nauseous for a few minutes here and there. Its odd.

Glad I am not alone in the anxiety thing.

Posted 4/3/19 10:24 PM
 

SLPRunner
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Anxiety before your period?

Me too! I definitely get the anxiety. I have GAD and depression and have to remind myself each month that I am okay and it is juts my hormones doing their thing. Tracking my symptoms each definitely helps. Although it sucks I have like one good week a month lol.

Posted 4/4/19 8:53 AM
 

PhyllisNJoe
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Re: Anxiety before your period?

Posted by Blazesyth

This is interesting. I wonder if this is why I go thru periods of insomnia. I should track this.



Keep a journal for sure. Including food. I’ve found that I have to stop dairy the week before AF because it makes my acid reflux go into overdrive. Something with the hormonal shift. And I like I mentioned before, I cut back the caffeine to help with the anxiety symptoms as well.

I also have trouble getting to sleep but it’s usually my anxiety keeping me up. That’s where the extra CBD or Xanax come in handy.

Nell - I get nausea too. I keep crackers around for it.

Posted 4/4/19 11:21 AM
 

Michi
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Anxiety before your period?

Yes absolutely. I once asked my dr about it and there is definitely a coorelation. I also get insominia as well.

Posted 4/5/19 10:04 AM
 

NervousNell
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Re: Anxiety before your period?

Thank God for CBD.
It seriously helps me so much with these little bouts of anxiety pre-period.

Posted 4/5/19 11:02 AM
 

BargainMama
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Re: Anxiety before your period?

Yes! I had such anxiety toward the end of last week, for really no reason! And got my period Sunday. Good times Chat Icon Chat Icon

Posted 4/15/19 9:22 AM
 
 

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