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#1 of 5 Old 05-13-2010, 11:40 PM - Thread Starter
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background: I have suffered from anxiety and then depression for 10 years. I have done well with a combination of Rx, support systems, prayer, faith and until last week was able to cope, deal, move on in a healthy manner. And I have been through a lot! I had a complete/total hysterectomy 2 1/2 years ago and have been taking estrogen since.

in the last week I feel like I have been having one, long, continuous hot flash! I cry if you look at me -- no reason. I know it is coming, I avoid situations/people/conversations when I know it will happen. and I scream, and I mean SCREAM!!!!! so far I have managed to be out of earshot of anyone -- alone in the car on the side of the highway is a good place.

I have an appt with both my psychiatrist and gynocologist next week.

BUT I FEEL LIKE I AM LOSING MY MIND!!!! Has this ever happened to you? Truly, it has started in the last week, mostly since Monday. It isn't even Friday yet . . . . .
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I don't have any advice but couldn't read without this: . Hang in there! Hope someone else has good advice for you.

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Oh mama, that sounds horrible.

I haven't lived this experience myself but I have to say that it definitely sounds far and beyond depression and anxiety (esp. since both are being well managed by various means) and is likely hormonally related. Wishing you good luck in getting some quick answers and relief. I'll be watching this post for an update after you talk to your drs.

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I couldn't imagine a week long hot flash, I'd be losing it too! Have you tried homeopathic remedies. I have used Sepia for menopausal related hot flashes and depressed mood. I find it helpful.

Hope that you find relief soon.
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does it help at all if you delay or reduce your estrogen?
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