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Old 10-01-2012, 03:42 PM   #1
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ok dis drs...whats up?

Let's see if you can figure me out.
I'm 40.
I am dragging every day, needing a nap...not necessarily long -around 2, if not earlier.
I don't drink caffeine
My memory has gotten terrible. I think its both long & short term. I can remember where I parked the car, but not why I went to the store. and I can't remember the conversation I had with you from this morning, but I may remember something random like you were cooking mearloaf for supper last wk.
I go thru bouts of depression - I don't want to get dressed...and usually don't...cry...and feel useless (ya know the no job, sitting around the house all day getting nothing done, nobody loves me, everybody hates me feelings...)
These seem to be PMS symptoms for the most part. But its not just PRE...often it's during & after still.

I talked to my OBGYN about 2yrs ago I guess & she prescribed Prozac to take the wk right before my period....drugs scare me...so I took it the first month & not again.

What do you DIS drs suggest?
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:48 PM   #2
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Let's see if you can figure me out.
I'm 40.
I am dragging every day, needing a nap...not necessarily long -around 2, if not earlier.
I don't drink caffeine
My memory has gotten terrible. I think its both long & short term. I can remember where I parked the car, but not why I went to the store. and I can't remember the conversation I had with you from this morning, but I may remember something random like you were cooking mearloaf for supper last wk.
I go thru bouts of depression - I don't want to get dressed...and usually don't...cry...and feel useless (ya know the no job, sitting around the house all day getting nothing done, nobody loves me, everybody hates me feelings...)
These seem to be PMS symptoms for the most part. But its not just PRE...often it's during & after still.

I talked to my OBGYN about 2yrs ago I guess & she prescribed Prozac to take the wk right before my period....drugs scare me...so I took it the first month & not again.

What do you DIS drs suggest?
You sound exactly like me. Look for the perimenopause thread, it is on the first page today.

Seriously, it sounds hormonal.
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Old 10-21-2012, 09:00 PM   #3
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You sound exactly like me. Look for the perimenopause thread, it is on the first page today.

Seriously, it sounds hormonal.
I am 40 and I feel some of that stuff too. I also have the issue of being WAY too emotional, I seem to cry over the smallest of things now.
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Old 10-21-2012, 10:40 PM   #4
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I am 40 and I feel some of that stuff too. I also have the issue of being WAY too emotional, I seem to cry over the smallest of things now.
Commercials make me cry, TV shows make me cry, Movies make me cry, Songs on the radio make me cry, and the one that is the hardest to hide, crying every single time I go near DS's high school.

OP did you make the appt. I didn't notice an update.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #5
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Look up info about vitamin B12.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:49 PM   #6
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:50 PM   #7
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:52 PM   #8
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Yup, perimenopause.

Welcome to the club.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:56 PM   #9
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Go to the doctor and get bloodwork, specifically ask for a thyroid workup (and not just the totals, you need to know the free counts as well), also check B12 and iron. Just because it sounds like Perimenopause, doesn't mean it is. I think it's important to rule out the other stuff.

ETA: Also have your Vitamin D checked.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:58 PM   #10
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You can't take Prozac for one week a month...it is a drug that has to build up as well as wean off of...I would look at a new dr.
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #11
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Go to the doctor and get bloodwork, specifically ask for a thyroid workup (and not just the totals, you need to know the free counts as well), also check B12 and iron. Just because it sounds like Perimenopause, doesn't mean it is. I think it's important to rule out the other stuff.
This is important. OP have you been to the doctor's for a workup lately? I no longer have my thyroid so I tend to forget about it. The thread I gave you will be a lot of support though. Many Dr.s will say you are not perimenopausal, but we are!
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Old 10-01-2012, 03:57 PM   #12
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Thyroid problems could cause the fatigue, fuzzy brain and feelings of depression as well. Has your Dr tested your thyroid?
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Old 10-02-2012, 01:55 PM   #13
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Thyroid problems could cause the fatigue, fuzzy brain and feelings of depression as well. Has your Dr tested your thyroid?
Yes I was going to say the same thing. I have a thyroid issue so i'd know. Definitely try to get your thyroid levels checked. prior to being diagnosed I have most of those symptoms.

And quite honestly, i cant believe your Dr would prescribe prozac so easily. I'd get another dr.
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Thyroid problems could cause the fatigue, fuzzy brain and feelings of depression as well. Has your Dr tested your thyroid?
80% of depression is mis-diagnosis. This is not speculation but literature supported.

Prozac couldnt get FDA approval until cognitive therapy was added. Ssri's like prozac are at best a chemical band-aid that never comes off. What you need is true behavior modification to discover why you are feeling down.

Assuming that is you have no actual disease states like hypothyroidism, which is very common in women your age.

Also , are you eating good food? Getting plenty of exercise? Sleeping in consistent patterns? Finding new interests and activities? Pills are never the answer, the above solutions work but they take commitment and effort, as do most things in life that yield fruit.

Get your complete blood count, talk to a counselor or social worker , and get off the prozac. Thats my advice.

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Old 10-01-2012, 05:14 PM   #15
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Let's see if you can figure me out.
I'm 40.
I am dragging every day, needing a nap...not necessarily long -around 2, if not earlier.
I don't drink caffeine
My memory has gotten terrible. I think its both long & short term. I can remember where I parked the car, but not why I went to the store. and I can't remember the conversation I had with you from this morning, but I may remember something random like you were cooking mearloaf for supper last wk.
I go thru bouts of depression - I don't want to get dressed...and usually don't...cry...and feel useless (ya know the no job, sitting around the house all day getting nothing done, nobody loves me, everybody hates me feelings...)
These seem to be PMS symptoms for the most part. But its not just PRE...often it's during & after still.

I talked to my OBGYN about 2yrs ago I guess & she prescribed Prozac to take the wk right before my period....drugs scare me...so I took it the first month & not again.

What do you DIS drs suggest?
PMS depression that lasts before, during and after your period is not PMS, it's depression. Rather than guessing around at what may be going on, I'd suggest you see your doctor for a medical work up. THis may be the beginning of perimenopause or low vitamin D levels or thyroid issues or anemia. All of these things can produce symptoms of fatigue and depression.The only way to know what is causing this is for the doctor to examine you and do some blood tests.

Don't take this lying down. Depression that goes untreated worsens over time. You may or may not need to take medication. Meds are great if they work for you, but there are a lot of other things you can be doing to help yourself. Daily exercise, even just a 15 min walk, can affect mood. So can eating a healthful diet. Doing something creative will lift mood--paint, pound clay, journal, play music, sew. Find a support group with others who are going through similar troubles. Learn to meditate--there are several good DVDs that will help you learn. Yoga is particularly good for people who have depression.

Just know this--your health is in YOUR hands. Nobody is going to come to your house, diagnose your condition and take care if it for you. You have to get up and call your doctor yourself. I'm not trying to be hard on you. I have suffered bouts of serious depression several times and I know how hard it is when your down in it. It seems like nothing will ever get better....which is true IF you do nothing. Find your doctor's phone number NOW and tape it to the phone. Tomorrow morning, first thing, call your doctor and tell them you think you are having depression and need to be seen. If you are having thoughts of hurting yourself or others, you need to go to the ER *tonight*

Best of luck to you. It's not fun living this way, I know, but it isn't going to get any better until you do something about it.
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