Category Archive: Anxiety

Mental Illness, Endocrine Disorder or Reproductive Disorder?

So yesterday was “End the Stigma Day” and I shared my story in my  I am the Face of Mental Illness blog post because I have no shame in having had Postpartum Mood Disorder.  I did, feel ashamed at the time though, so I can relate to why women don’t seek the help that they need. …

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I am the Face of Mental Illness

I asked my daughter if it would bother her if I titled my post “I am the Face of Mental Illness”. Unfazed at 15, she matter-of-factly said, “It’s true” and went on with her business.  By that simple comment, my wise-beyond-her-years daughter gave me hope for ending the stigma surrounding mental illness.  I teach my …

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Are Women’s Health Issues Being Painted with a Mental Health Brush?

I recently realized that some people view me as being “against meds”.   It’s true I refused anti-depressants for my PMS and again for my postpartum mood disorder (PPMD) because I knew there had to be a better solution.  Finally at my wits’ end with the PMS I took Zoloft for 6 weeks before throwing …

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Heart Surgery for Peri-menopause Heart Palpitations?

I wasn’t all that shocked when I read this article but you might be. “Why Does My Heart Feel Like its Doing Hurdles“ It’s a Q&A from the Centre for Menstrual Cycle and Ovulation Research (CeMCOR) in Vancouver, BC.  The article is definitely worth a read if you’re anywhere near peri-menopause.   I’ll spoil it for …

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Holy Hot Flash!

So I have been feeling fabulous since my New Years Day scare.   I was slathering on my progesterone cream with a vengeance – never wanting to live through that panicked state again.  Within a few days of being back on my progesterone I was back to myself.  It was so relieving to feel normal …

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The Power of Hormones

Hormones can be hell.  Hormones can be sexy.  Hormones can be anxiety provoking. Hormones can be depressing. Hormones can be calming. Hormones run your entire bodily functions.  Hormones can make you feel like you are having a heart attack. Yesterday was my DAY 14 – which if you recall is usually the time of ovulation …

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