Now I'm getting panic attacks. Does anyone take anything natural for the panic attacks?
It is important to note that an exacerbation of symptoms before menstruation was noted in the original 1959 descriptions of ME.
For a more recent mention:
Onset Patterns and Course of Myalgic Encephalomyelitis/Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (Chu et al., 2019)
Pregnancy, menopause, and menstrual cycles exacerbated many women's symptoms.
Note: There are also anecdotes from people who report that their symptoms are reduced during pregnancy, but that they might get worse after pregnancy...
P.S. And a comment from another discussion:
Another example of a leaky blood-brain-barrier occurs in menstruation.
Right before, and during menstruation, the lower level of estrogen causes the blood-brain-barrier to become slightly more permeable. Some have speculated that this might contribute to pre-menstrual syndrome.