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Anyone else have so much stress that you end up with heart palpitations and anxiey? Is it part of perimenopause?

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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Oct 1, 2009
    • It is a symptom of perimenopause. I had them so bad last year I almost went in for an EKG. They have gone away now - but the hot flashes have really kicked in and I’ve gained so much weight I don’t recognize myself anymore. Perimenopause is just lovely.




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      Polliwogg wrote Oct 1, 2009
    • I’ve been having a lot of chest pain.  My doctor ordered a stress echo-cardiogram.  (Boy, that was COOL to see!!)

      Diagnosis was.........stress.

      I don’t know if it is related to peri-menopause.  I’m past that.

      I think it is just related to the current times.

      We‘re all stressed out.




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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Oct 2, 2009
    • Yes I do and I cannot rule out what causes it for I have so many changes in my life.  Take care.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 2, 2009
    • I went thru a period of time when I was overloaded on stress. And it brought on anxiety attacks which I thought was a heart attack. The Dr prescribed something but told me to only take half and only when I felt one coming on.
      Since I was told it wasn’t a heart attack I learned how to breathe my way out of them. It took some effort but visualizing and breathing really did help me.
      Since mine always happened about 30 min after I went to bed we discovered it was because that was when I relaxed. Also watching the news or reading before bed didn’t help the situation at all.
      Dianne you should probably go visit your Dr to rule out anything medical but in the meantime breathe on purpose.




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      Mzd3 wrote Oct 2, 2009
    • I did a ekg and an echo, both were fine, so it is stress. And sometimes I can breathe my way out of them when I feel them coming. I guess what I was wondering is if it is all from stress or is it perimenopause , or age? or all the above, and does it ever go away entirely.




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      Vikki Hall wrote Oct 2, 2009
    • Well I can’t say if its age, peri, or what. I do know that I still have times when I have to breathe thru them but it usually is when I am really worried about something. Did you ask the Dr for something to help with them? I can’t remember what the med was called that I was taking becuz it was a few yrs ago.
      I wish you luck tho.... I hate when those attacks came on.




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      Lilwhitedaisy wrote Oct 2, 2009
    • i too have suffered with stress, in the past causing anxiety attacks, HORRID, you think your dying of a heart attack , cant breathe. I did YOGA..learn to meditate, carry a paper bag around with you and breathe into that when you feel an attack coming on..But learn to DEstress in some way. Whether its part of peri, or age..who cares, stress is stress, so just learn to DESTRESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS...now breathe.




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      Angelcart wrote Oct 2, 2009
    • I have never had an anxiety attack but I do get stressed out over work at times. That just makes me bitchy.   Fortunately I’ve never experienced heart palputations.




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      Kyah wrote Oct 2, 2009
    • Stress can mess up your entire system if your body is subjected to more than a fair share of it. Palpitations can come during peri- and post- as well as menopause. And caffeine can accelerate the heart rate. I like to meditate when I feel that anxiety I can’t shake. Feel like a new person afterward.




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      Encee wrote Oct 3, 2009
    • I’ve had some in the past, but learned to make time to decompress no matter what.  My mom was 2 years younger than me when she had a heart attack.  I was 10 and sitting in the car right next to her so I remember it well.  She’s 90  now and doing fine but I think it was the combination of meno, stress and in her case high blood pressure (no doubt aggravated by the stress) that caused this.  She did learn to find some quiet time to herself after that and it made all the difference.




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      Mzd3 wrote Oct 3, 2009
    • Thank you everyone for your replies, it helps to know Im not the only one ,I was hoping I wasnt going crazy...LOL.

      Term I wish I could just avoid the stress but it is impossible to change at this time, I have to work , so the stress I must put up with.

      Robin, thank you , I have had ativan, works great , just ran out and Dr doesnt want me to be on it forever.




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      Jane Kiely wrote Oct 1, 2011
    • Hi ive been experiencing anxiety and had major panic attacks, my gp said it does come with the peri menopause, but as the other ladies said, we are so overcome with all the stresses of daily life that it all builds up the pressure, i was very bad, and was put on: Amytriptyline, which is an anxiety tablet, it has helped to a point.  I found when i was bad especially at night, logging onto Youtube, and doing the meditation clips, very helpful and calming.  Also ive just joined No panic group which might be of help.  Hope this helps jane happy




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      Deanna Marshall wrote Oct 3, 2011
    • A horrible and scary feeling. Had it years ago when I was trying to get out of a domestic violence situation, while coming to the realization I would raise my children as a single parent. Oh did I say it was in a classroom for a course I was taking at then “Control Data Corporation” to start a new career, 15 cents in my pocket and living & hiding in my sisters basement?




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      Msj wrote Oct 3, 2011
    • I am diagnosed with panic disorder and PTSD, in 1995 I was beaten an dleft for dead. So you can imagine the panic attacks, anyway I initially had to take strong medication, then long periods with no meds.

      I have learned breathing (the bag one gives me panic attacks) I also learned to self talk. This has helped the most.  

      My attacks begin with ringing or buzzing in the ears, followed by pounding in the chest, racing thoughts, then sweating, the ultiimate is feeling like I am on a rollercoaster on the top not know when the car is going to drop and then feeling a whoosh feeling from my toes up-that is a full blown panic attack for me.

      I have found if when I first have the rininging in the ears, the chest pound - I tell myself ok its anxiety it will be over in a minute.... I can usually stop the rest of the symptoms. I also learned breathing techniques from years in martial arts.

      And from time to time I might need to be on anxiety med either western or Chinese medication.

      That’s my experience hope it helps.




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