Thank you both for responding. Yes, I do believe hormonal shifts can cause it. I just turned 39! And I know it cannot cure everything, but I wish there was something that could just slow down my anxious thoughts enough to help me rationalize and enjoy life. I'm so sick of worrying about everything. I self monitor way too much
Hi guys. I think there is no medication that will take it all away. Maybe if we take so much but it will numb us up to other things also that are important.
Medication is one piece of the puzzle in my opinion, we still have to learn about ourselves in counseling and get the tools on how to cope. What do you guys think?
Oh, I’m so sorry you’re feeling like that! If it’s any consolation, I’ve been on antidepressants for about nine years and I still feel periods of increased anxiety. I noticed a spike in my anxiety two years ago when I turned 49 and I firmly believe that hormonal shifts due to perimenopause are the culprit. I find myself taking a ,5 mg dose of Xanax every day, in addition to the cymbalta which I am on. Hugs! There will be better days for all of us!!
Hi Ethansmom! That is exactly what I experience and I have the upper shoulder and neck pain as well...ugh! I’m actually heading over to my dentist for an appointment and I’m interested to see what he has to say as to whether my upper teeth and ear pain is due to TMJ disorder or simply the clenching and tightness of my jaw. I’m going to ask him if it could be caused by the Cymbalta. The more I stop to notice I’m doing it, the tighter I find myself clenching in that area
Hi Gilly.... I think I have discussed this with you before. So worried about this burning skin which I have had for a few years. With me it all over.... my arms, legs, face, some areas of my back. Drives me crazy and again it freaks me out about diseases. Dear God how long can so many symptoms persist. Been over 40 yrs. Can you help me!!!!