Menopause and Anxiety - Angela Holloway

Anxiety should not to be ignored!
Many women who are living with Anxiety during their menopause have never experienced the feeling before. It is all new and be very frightening at times and can be over whelming for them. If you leave it and don’t get professional help you may become very depressed which can make things even more difficult for you cope with.

Anxiety attacks are strongly associated with hot flashes during menopause. The lower levels of oestrogen is also a contributing factor to this. However; not all women experience anxiety attacks when they go through menopause. A woman can start to experience anxiety attacks at any stage during menopause. Pre-menopause, peri-menopause, menopause or post-menopause. All woman can experience anxiety attacks differently, the length of time and the severity of them can all different.

Experiencing an anxiety
When you start to experience an anxiety attack you may feel your heart beating deep and fast, you may start to shake all over, you can’t concentrate or focus on anything. You feel like you can’t control your body or your mind. You may get shortness of breath and you start to panic because you have absolutely no control over your feelings. If the attack is a server one, you may end up having a headache, some women have reported they psychically vomit during or at the end of an anxiety attack.

Seek professional help for your anxiety
Go and visit your health care provider and inform them you have been experiencing anxiety attacks through your menopause. They will be able to prescribe something to help you. They will also be able to give you advise on other things you can do to help yourself.

A more natural approach to anxiety
Some women prefer a more natural approach so go and visit a natural therapist or go to their local health food shop, there are plenty of natural alternatives that can help you. Some women get great benefit from their anxiety from preforming natural therapies such as Yoga, meditation. Some women find relief from their anxiety by acupuncture treatment.

Inform your family and friends
I can’t stress enough, do not leave your condition untreated, it will be much worse for you in the long run. I would suggest you Inform your family and friends that you are experiencing anxiety attacks because you are going through menopause. They will be able to help you and give you support if they know and understand what you are dealing with.

More information on anxiety
If you would like to learn more about anxiety and other menopause here

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