I've been having a hard time coming to terms with the fact that hormones severely affect my anxiety, but all evidence points to the truth! I had the worst day today, dizziness, nausea, sweats, and panic. I finally called my mom, at my wits end, and she told me that her doctor, when talking about menopause treatment, explained that the body actually goes through withdrawal symptoms from estrogen, which is basically why menopause makes women feel like they're going crazy. I am only 28, but every month the inactive pills of my birth control literally make my body go through estrogen withdrawal to make me have my period, so of course I feel like I'm going crazy during that time. Lesson I learned today: getting my period makes me have major panic attacks and I just need to learn to cope and know that nothing is actually wrong with me. I'm going to talk to my doctor about other options for birth control (maybe an IUD?). But you're not alone. Hormones wreck havoc on the body, especially when they aren't balanced!