Anxiety and Confidence
2 1/2 years ago I had a full hysterectomy and oophorectomy putting me into surgical menopause. I started taking HRT around 7 weeks after surgery once I'd been given the all clear. I've recovered well, except for problems with anxiety and self confidence.
At first I put this down to my hormones being out of balance and my body finding a level with the HRT, which it has done. I also have taken a really good look at my diet (following the advice of Marilyn Grenville in her book The New Natural Alternative to HRT (which has worked well, even though I am taking HRT as well).
I'm also taking supplements each day, Omega 3,6,9, Magnesium, Vitamin D3 and K2 and drinking at least 2 litres of water a day.
I run my own business and although I've faced challenges many times, I now find that out of the blue my confidence can be shot in situations I used to handle with ease. I also suffer from anxiety about the most trivial things. It's like I'm watching these feelings from another place. I don't recognise them as part of me yet they have the ability to severely affect me and my work performance.
Does anyone else have experience of this? How have you dealt with it?
Overall I'm really happy, I don't have any more problems, challenges or issues than the next person; but I know that with little warning self confidence, anxiety and overthinking are just lurking around the corner.