Hormonal and Chemical Brain War

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Being a woman is very interesting. We go through phases, periods and hormonal changes. Our menstrual cycle is complex. I feel like it’s even more challenging when you suffer from anxiety.

Mental Health SeeSaw

Being a woman is very interesting. We go through phases, periods and hormonal changes. Our menstrual cycle is complex. I feel like it’s even more challenging when you suffer from anxiety.

I could divide my cycle into three parts. During the first part I feel amazing. I almost forget I suffer from anxiety. I feel good, I’m positive and I juggle daily tasks amazingly well. The second part of my cycle is still fine with a small difference, I begin to experience anxious thoughts. They hang over me and don’t want to go. I also overanalyse happenings in my life. The third part is bearable but can be daunting. It’s often combined with a state of being overwhelmed, anxious including intrusive thoughts.

What do I do? I live and thrive. I’ve read multiple articles about ‘relaxing’ with anxiety during monthly cycle which is absolutely fine but I’m not a well…

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2 thoughts on “Hormonal and Chemical Brain War

  1. Just another challenge of being female *sigh* And for each of us, it is an individualized one. For me, the onset of unreconcilable grief should ever have warned I was about to get my period, but the very grief itself prevented that knowledge from penetrating — and it always would feel like the grief would never end…like it was the new “reality”. Now, I’m flirting with menopause and cannot discern any pattern whatsoever! So complicated!

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    1. Thank you Carrie Birde for reading !!! Being a female is complicated !!! I believe if we look after ourselves and allow our bodies and minds to relax we will be able get through challenging periods and moments 😊

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