I was in my early 20's when I expereinced my first panic attack. I was driving to work and came to a stop light - I remember it was a beautiful day with the sun shinning - the music playing.
When the light turned green it was like I heard a pop or something (not sure if it came from my head or my ear), but I felt so nauseated, unstable, shakey, dizzy like I was going to pass out. I made it to work and then decided to go home. It took me a couple of days to muster up the energy to go to the doctors... I don't know how many tests they ran and couldn't find anything. I was so upset because I told them I wasn't feeling right and they chalked it up to stress.
Now I've always had problems with my menstral cycle, but no one ever focused on my hormones or anything like that. I was told it's all mental and to take paxil which landed me in the hospital twice (not sure if it was an alergic reaction but I would not recommend this medication to anyone). I am now 41 years of age and have not felt good in years... I've had a lot of physical symptoms too many to put down but the main ones: hot flashes, headaches, palpitations, nausea, dizziness/feeling like passing out, etc.. I am now seeing a natropath and have done a saliva test on my hormones and was told that my progesterone level is low and to take cream and apply. I have been on the cream now for a week and have noticed a little bit of a difference - not much yet but a little. I would imagine it will take some time for me to feel 'normal' and hope that this is finally is the thing that is going to get me on track. Any comments are welcome!!