I have terrible anxiety, especially first thing in the morning. Is this normal?

Anxiety is very common among women going through the menopause transition. Progesterone is naturally calming, and as levels of progesterone drop, we lose that protection. Additionally, your fight-or-flight response (cortisol) can get ramped up, making anxiety worse. Some women even experience panic attacks returning or for the first time. Meditation and mindfulness can help those with milder symptoms. If you would like to explore treatments, our Calm Tablets might work well for you. Most importantly, know that this is likely caused by hormone changes and balancing your hormones can help your body adapt. Our Whole Health plan includes care from a specialist and lab testing to review and personalize treatment for you.