Anxiety Related To Menstrual Cycle

What Causes Anxiety During Menstruation?

Anxiety during menstruation can have various causes, just like most other symptoms.  Finding the true cause means ruling out or confirming each possibility – in other words, diagnosis.

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Diagnosis is usually a complex process due to the sheer number of possible causes and related symptoms.  In order to diagnose anxiety during menstruation, we could:

  • Research the topic
  • Find a doctor with the time
  • Use a diagnostic computer system.
The process is the same, whichever method is used.

Step 1: List all Possible Causes

We begin by identifying the disease conditions which have "anxiety during menstruation" as a symptom.  Here are two possibilities:
  • Mineral Need
  • PMS A

Step 2: Build a Symptom Checklist

We then identify all possible symptoms and risk factors of each possible cause, and check the ones that apply:
refined white flour consumption
heart racing/palpitations
breast soreness during cycle
anal itching at night
irritability related to cycle
mood swings during menstrual cycle
an average-stress lifestyle
carbohydrate craving during cycle
leg cramps caused by walking
hydrochloric acid supplementation
... and so on

Step 3: Rule Out or Confirm each Possible Cause

A differential diagnosis of your symptoms and risk factors finds the likely cause of anxiety during menstruation:
Cause Probability Status
Mineral Need 92% Confirm
PMS A 70% Possible
* This is a simple example to illustrate the process

Arriving at a Correct Diagnosis

The Analyst™ is our online diagnosis tool that learns all about you through a straightforward process of multi-level questioning, providing diagnosis at the end.

If you indicate being premenopausal or being perimenopausal, The Analyst™ will ask further questions including this one:
Do you suffer from anxiety related to your menstrual cycle?
Possible responses:
→ No / don't know
→ Moderate
→ Severe
Based on your response to this question, which may indicate anxiety related to menstrual cycle, The Analyst™ will consider possibilities such as:
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