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In my own words:

Estrogen is higher in the first half of your cycle and lower in the second half. Progesterone levels raise in the second half (if you arenít 43 years old!) and everything is good. But, as I am, not ovulating every cycle you tend to be estrogen dominant and everything goes haywire.

The brain has both estrogen and progesterone receptors. Women who have seizures tend to have high estrogen levels and low progesterone levels.
Estrogen can raise norepinephrine, high norepinephrine might cause anxiety and panic attacks in some women.
Norepinephrine helps you stay awake and alert but if norepinephrine doesnít drop down at night, you can't get restful rapid-eye-movement (REM) sleep.
Progesterone helps with anxiety because it helps with GABA. GABA gives progesterone its antiepileptic effect. Also women with high levels of serum progesterone sleep better. Studyís also show that anxiety levels are effected by serotonin and that increasing serotonin might help.
If you are feeling anxious, estrogen dominance could be it. To balance estrogen, I take a bio-identical progesterone and take the supplements that help the liver metabolize estrogen: magnesium, folic acid, vitamin B6, and zinc.

[COLOR=Red]{REMOVED}[/COLOR]I have also started taking buspar but I donít have an opinion on this yet.





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