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Mood Swings, Hotflashes, tears

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  • Posted By: Angeliz
  • November 9, 2006
  • 06:15 PM

I hope that someone on here can relate to these symptoms to help me feel sane again!
I am 42 years old. To make a long story short as possible. I have always had anexiety attacks since H.S. But as I have gotten older, I have had things in my life that either have made it all worse, or Im just losing my mind. I actually have a Dr appt next week to get a check up on some things and hope that he may have some answers.
In July 2003 my 20 year old son was killed on a motorcycle. In Dec 2005 my mom went into the hospital to have a blockage taken out in her intestines and ended up in ICU for 3 months and died March of 06. I had a heart conditon develope in Jan 01 which I was told I have tachacardia, PVC and have had atrial fib once. I was in a very mentally abusive relationship for 3 years which ended in Nov 2005. I am an attractive and believe it or not above intellegence woman. But my life has been He....the last few years. I have been diagnosed with depression/anexiety back in 2001 and I still fight it. So NOW.....my problems have became worse. I am having these feelings that just over come me for no reason it seems. I may be fine and then all of a sudden I can feel myself "Drop" into a depressed state". Its like my whole feelings just change. I can become irriatable, full of tears, shakey, my heart pounds and I feel detached and withdrawn. My face gets flushed and I just feel like I cant get my breath. Dizzy, blurry vision and this can last either minutes, hours or a few days. I feel like Jekyl and Hyde!!! I may go a few weeks and feel great and then boom! I was feeling this way for few days.....then yesterday I felt "OK" and then today as the day has went on, here it is again. My family and friends say im like in a zone all my own. I just feel so sad and withdrawn at the time this change hits me. I have flash backs at times of the night my son died, and at the hosptial with my mom. Its like a movie projector that plays over and over. I usually develope headaches and get tired when all this happens. Just llike out of the blue!
Some one help me please???


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  • HeyI'm not an expert or anything, but it sounds as if you have a disorder called post-tramatic stress syndrome. People who experience tramatic events or are already susceptible to anxiety can develop this. I hope you feel better soon. :)Tara
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • November 12, 2006
    • 06:12 AM
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  • Sounds like you have been through a terrible time so the depression is understandable.Some of the other symptoms sound like early menopause to me.I definatly had mood swings, hot flashes and tears before I got HRT.I hope things get better for you.
    chrismia 159 Replies
    • November 14, 2006
    • 00:58 PM
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  • you have definately been through a lot. i think you should look into getting therapy to have someone to talk to about everything that is going on in your life. maybe talking about it will help! take care
    ncloutz 5 Replies
    • November 15, 2006
    • 03:41 PM
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