Originally Posted by badbunny30
My cat finds that at certain times of the month her anxiety is worse than at other times. She has read that: "When the luteinizing hormone surges norepinephrine in the hypothalamus rises which can disturb REM sleep. High norepinephrine can trigger anxiety." She was wondering if any of the clever bods on here could ask their pets if they could recommend a more natural manner in which norepinephrine can be regulated in the body.
Well, that makes total sense, since "norepinephrine" is the US's fancy shamancy way of saying "noradrenaline" (related to adrenaline
). So, basically, the "fight or flight" mode is triggered.
I know this isn't natural, but has any thought been given to taking a monophasic birth control pill? This could help by not really letting the levels go up & down.
What about just treating the symptoms during that week? Some kind of Kava
root preparation high in kavalactones
(the better quality products will list the percentage of kavalactones contained in each dose), perhaps a Valerian Root tincture (I prefer tinctures when it comes to Valerian Root, but capped powdered root or a tea could be equally effective)? Hops are also supposed to be calming & such, but I find they taste disgusting. Heh.
I'd have to look into "female health" herbs again; I know many of the ones to help with the cycle itself also help the emotional aspects by regulating the cycle, I guess - like red raspberry leaf or even black cohosh.
Something I find interesting in myself is: if I have bad PMT symptoms, I'll have an easy period that month; if I barely notice the PMT, I'm certain to have an incredibly painful menses when it arrives. Weird, huh?