What does menopause anxiety feel like?

Anxiety is unpleasant regardless of why it starts. Anxiety is characterized by feelings of worry, feeling restless and on-edge, having difficulty focusing, and being irritable. It is also common to have insomnia, feel physically tense, and experience fatigue. Anxiety that starts during the menopausal transition is usually generalized anxiety, and you will feel chronic anxiety, worry and tension, even when there is no cause for anxiety and nothing is wrong. If you are already experiencing an anxiety disorder, such as social anxiety or obsessive compulsive disorder, your symptoms may get worse. See your healthcare provider to find the best treatment(s) to manage your anxiety. 

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Jennifer Vander Zalm

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