Anxiety and panic attack

by Jennifer
( Augusta, GA)

Hi! I am a 35 year old woman and mother of two. I homeschool and live a very happy life. No one would ever describe me as depressed or "low". I have never had anxiety in my life! However, that being said, I had my first ever out of the blue full on panic attack back in August.

It was a normal day like any other. In fact we had been at the lake all day playing. That night, I was reading in my bed when my left arm started to ache. I put the book down and went to sleep, barely. The left arm throbbed so bad through the night that I was moaning and tossing. My husband was concerned enough to get up and get me two aspirin. The next day around 1:00pm it was still the same and I went to a walk in clinic. I thought maybe I had an inflammation of the arm muscle. It was in the waiting room that it hit me! My heart started racing and I started to hyperventilate! I freaked out and they brought me in the back room and hooked me up to an EKG. They called an ambulance because it was obviously not right! The ER discharged me as having low potassium and had me wear a heart monitor for 24 hrs that came back normal.

Visited my doctor later that week and he said it was a panic attack and prescribed me lexapro and a sedative. I did not take them. Had another doctor tell me the same thing. I continued to have heart palpitations the entire month and into Sept. Shortness of breath and chest tightness. I began to read everything I could on anxiety and panic disorder. I was beginning to also have depression and crying spells. I found several articles on low hormones and perimenopause. It made sense to me as I had to have Clomed to have my kids in my twenties due to low progesterone. I started to track my symptoms and found they seemed to spike right before my period and often around ovulation (although, sometimes there is no rhyme or reason for the "bad day" here and there). I ordered ashwagandha, passion flower, chaste tree, and progesterone cream online and have felt much relief using these herbs!

However, I am still not sure if I am doing the progesterone right? I do the 14 on and 14 off method and still have bad days here and there with chest tightness, and crying spells. Should I be doing more? I went to my OBGYN to discuss this and she didnt want to check my hormones because she said it wouldn't matter. They would still treat me by giving me birth control so she just prescribed me some bc along with Klonipin. I didnt take those either lol. Im very stubborn I guess and truly believe those are not the answers. Any help would be great!

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Dec 24, 2016
Anxiety and panic attacks
by: Joy

Hi Jennifer

Well you did make me laugh by not wanting to take all the meds suggested, I wouldn't either. I am at a loss as to why they would want to prescribe BCP, it will only add to your adverse symptoms. It seems that BCP and anti-depressants seem to be the answer to ALL ailments sadly. I feel that you are suffering from Anxiety/Panic Attacks. Please read the page on anxiety and consider taking the aminos etc mentioned there. I also do not understand why your doctor advised that testing your hormones wouldn't matter ....... really?

You have just entered Peri-Menopause when the symptoms that you are describing often take place. It's is a torrid time for most women, but it need not be with the help of progesterone, vitamin D3 and magnesium. I find that in Peri-Menopause, the correct progesterone cream should be used every day with no breaks. It will soon become difficult trying to use progesterone cream by following your cycle as they will become erratic. As soon a progesterone has become the dominant hormone, then things will get better for you. What is your vitamin D3 level? A deficiency reduces the benefits of progesterone. It is vital that you take co-factors when taking vitamin D3, magnesium being the most important, but so too is vitamin K3.

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Dec 26, 2016
Thank you
by: Anonymous

Thanks joy for your response! My vitamin d levels were good at 34. I will look into the following things you mentioned. I guess I will just keep doing the progesterone cream two times daily uninterrupted but for how long? Thanks for your help!


Dec 26, 2016
by: Anonymous

Also, where do you get your aminos from? Is there one way you can get them all in one pill for example? I'm taking a women's one a day vitamin that has the magnesium and zinc etc in it. Is this sufficient? Thanks for your help! I'm so tired of feeling a mess.


Jan 25, 2017
anxiety caused by natpro
by: Anonymous

I just started the Natpro and noticed in a few hours I was having symptoms of anxiety and a very hot face that I hadn't experienced before using the Natpro. I used it again during the night hoping it would help as I could not sleep because of the symptoms and it helped for a few hours but I was only able to sleep an hour or two and my face is still flushed. I have taken it 2 more times today to see if it would help and it does for a short period of time but the anxiety is still there. I don't want to quit but I don't like this feeling at all!

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