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Question: PMS causing anxiety attacks?
|onegirl123 - Tue Feb 12, 2008 11:14 pm||
I'm a 25 year old female.
About a week before my period starts I get really anxious feeling. Sometimes it even turns into a panic attack. During this time I feel so drained I can hardly get out of bed. It slowly goes away as soon as i get my period.
I have an appointment with my GYN in a couple weeks and I will ask her about it also . I just want some suggestions first. Does this sound like PMS and would a certain type of birth control pill help?
|Debbie Miller, RN - Sun Feb 17, 2008 12:41 pm||
This certainly can be a symptom of PMS. I'm glad you will be seeing your health care provider soon. There are effective treatments including some antidepressants and birth control pills. Yas has been shown to be one of the better oral contraceptives for helping with PMS symptoms.
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