We all know them. They can be compared to the month of March. They come in like a lion and out like a lamb. They’re the hormonal changes that occur for many of us whether due to menstruation, postpartum, or menopause. We’ve all experienced the uncontrollable sobbing, anxiety, sadness, mood swings, bloating, breast tenderness. cramping, break-outs, irritability, and panic attacks that result from these changes.
When I was about 7 months pregnant with my first child, I started to get panic attacks out of nowhere. Doctors blamed it on my hormones and pregnancy and I bought it. But, if I knew then what I know now, I would’ve seen what was going on a bit more clearly. My whole life was turned upside down at the age of 19 when I became pregnant for the first time, got married to my ex-husband of 16 years that I knew for about 3 months, and started to become a real adult, all after breaking up with my ex-boyfriend of 2 ½ years 6 months prior to getting married. Yep read that one again to fully comprehend the whirlwind I was in!