Ladies, your insights are very helpful. Thank you so much.
The panic attacks have subsided somewhat. I did see my ob-gyn, but he said since I am still getting my period normally, I'm probably not peri or pre-menopausal.
He seems to think that since I was on the pill for so long and it did everything for my ovaries, that I'm probably out of whack because my ovaries are trying to do it on their own now (after 20 years).
Yesterday, however, sitting at my desk, I started to get really really warm, to the point where I hiked my pant legs to my knees and the sweat was rolling off me. Only last for a couple minutes. I know it's probably a hot flash, but I haven't had another one (I know it hasn't been 24 hours yet).
Some days I wish I was a guy.