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  • Hi @Morning55, Thanks for your message. With being on any meds, such as Mirtazapine, if you sometimes take it and sometimes don't, that may contribute to shifts in how you feel. I can't advise you on medication, as I'm not a registered Doctor, but…
  • Hi @wattoo1971 I know of so many women who feel just like you, so you're certainly not alone in this. Feel free to take a look at my page, which Monica has put a link to above, and you will find a number of useful strategies for helping to change …
  • Hi @Lemony Yes, feel free to have a look at my page, as there are lots of suggestions for how to help reduce and minimise your anxiety. I also posted a series of videos on my Sole Therapies Facebook page, which give you a different tip for 7 days t…
    in Anxiety Comment by Steven May 19
  • Hi @Jacki Thank you for your message, I'm sure it must be very frustrating for you at the moment. I suspect that these periods of depression and anxiety are being triggered by physiological shifts in hormones as your cycle progresses, which tempora…
  • Hi @MonicaM , You're absolutely right, the small things can turn into the big things. The fear you have felt in enclosed spaces is normal - our natural instinct is to escape, but this will turn into anxiety if the fear we feel is too strong, which p…
  • Hi Lesley, I think you're wise to keep away from news etc, as it's difficult to know what is true and what is not. The problem is we are all learning day by day what is happening and the lack of control we feel is very anxiety provoking. One thing…
  • Hi @Kaka2837 I suspect that these random periods of anxiety are being triggered by physiological shifts in hormones during the menopause, which temporarily put your body into a state of fight or flight. This means that your body feels stressed, whi…
  • Hi @Ruthy66, Menomagic could help; we've had feedback from women on similar treatments that find the cream effective for cooling their skin during chemically induced hot flush episodes, and even men that are taking medication for prostate cancer tr…
  • Hi @Casper123, What strategies are you using to meditate? With any technique, it can sometimes take a bit of practice until you feel the calming effects. A couple of suggestions I've mentioned previously involve a calming breathing technique, calle…
  • Very true, and many GPs often mistake the menopause for depression as depressive like symptoms are very common at this time. I'm hopeful that, with all the education that is coming out, GPs will be in a better position to distinguish between the two…
  • Hi @Max1968 You're welcome, I hope it helps 😃 Yes, Menomagic could be helpful for you - the cream is aimed at cooling your skin down during a hot flush, with many saying that the flush is taken out within a few seconds. If you experience flushes s…
  • Hi @Max1968 Thanks for your message - as you're coming off Sertraline, you will become more aware of your shifting hormones, which can trigger anxiety, which can then, in turn, make your experience of hot flushes worse. Meditation is a great strate…
  • Hi @Char20 This is more common than you may think, so you're not alone. And, with the start of hormonal shifts of peri-menopause, any thinking pattern you've developed will, no doubt, be exacerbated. One tip is to follow an exercise that can help…
  • Hi @Kaz, Many thanks! I'm so pleased you're a fan of my Menomagic cream. Stress and anxiety are such common issues and, often, there are some simple strategies that can be very effective, so I'm hoping to be able to help in any way I can. Enjoy yo…