ok dis drs...whats up?

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  1. luvmyfam444

    luvmyfam444 DIS Veteran

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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?
     
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  3. Tinker'n'Fun

    Tinker'n'Fun <font color=purple>"apple", peaches, "pumpkin pie"

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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.
     
  4. RitaZ.

    RitaZ. Move on don't hesitate, break out.

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    Look up info about vitamin B12.
     
  5. PrincessSuzanne

    PrincessSuzanne <font color=red>Guess I will be eating crow tonigh

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    Yeah, it's called you're 40, you're over the hill. I'm right behind you, I'll be 40 next June.
     
  6. Tinker'n'Fun

    Tinker'n'Fun <font color=purple>"apple", peaches, "pumpkin pie"

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  7. SaraJayne

    SaraJayne <font color=red>Stop moving those smilies! <img sr

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    Yup, perimenopause.

    Welcome to the club. :thumbsup2
     
  8. Princess Dolly

    Princess Dolly <font color=green>Unfortunately it encroached the

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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.
     
  9. Coconut36

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    Thyroid problems could cause the fatigue, fuzzy brain and feelings of depression as well. Has your Dr tested your thyroid?
     
  10. woodkins

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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.
     
  11. Tinker'n'Fun

    Tinker'n'Fun <font color=purple>"apple", peaches, "pumpkin pie"

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    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!
     
  12. The Mystery Machine

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    Get a physical with some bloodwork with your PCP. Rule out anything medical.

    If it is mental then probably going on a anti depressant is not a bad idea. Prescribing them for 1 week a month is not useful and not good really. See a psychiatrist for that.

    Then make an appt. with a counselor.

    Are you able to work or volunteer?
     
  13. minkydog

    minkydog DIS Cast Member

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    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.:thumbsup2:thumbsup2 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.
     
  14. Hannathy

    Hannathy <font color=darkorchid>When I stop laughing I will

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    Sounds like peri menopause to me. When did your Mom go thru menopause? that will give you an idea if it could be starting.
     
  15. Christine

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    I suggest you go to the doctor. I am over 40 (48 in fact) and I DO NOT feel this way at all. Your symptoms sound severe. It may be perimenopause but it would be serious case and I think it warrants investigation.

    I have been profoundly hypothyroid before and never was that bad off, mentally, even though physically I felt bad.

    Probably my iron deficiency made me feel the worst. Dull brained, sluggish, forgetful.

    Anyway, no point in guessing. You need to have bloodwork done.
     
  16. luvmarypoppins

    luvmarypoppins <font color=darkorchid>I am debating whether to pu

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    As the others have said get the blood work ASAP

    Do you have any sharp stabbing pains or itchiness because that is definetly a severe B12 deficiency.

    Also if you have a need t chew a lot of ice then its severe anemia.

    Hope you get the answers you need to start feeling better

    Best of luck
     
  17. shoney

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    :thumbsup2

    i was thinking the exact same thing.

    i would look for a new doctor and follow the good advice you've gotten so far.

    Good Luck to you!
     
  18. 1Mouse2RulethemAll

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    I would check out your sleeping habits. My husband had many of those symptoms and it turned out he needed a CLAP machine.


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  19. denisenh

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    40 is not over the hill!!!! Its practically teenagerhoodom!! Cripes..if 40 is over the hill whats 50? 40,50,60... is prime time!

    Agree! and maybe start exercising some. Wishing you well!! Smile!!!! :flower3:
     
  20. njcarita

    njcarita <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br> <font color=t

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    actually you can....prozac is the one AD that can be prescribed this way and often is for pms and pmdd..............
     
  21. njcarita

    njcarita <font color=red>BL II - Red Team<br> <font color=t

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    actually prozac is prescribed this way for PMS and PMDD
    heres a link.....'Taking low-dose Prozac (fluoxetine) for a few days during the premenstrual period shows promise in preventing the negative and emotional symptoms associated with PMS (premenstrual syndrome), neuroscientists at the University of Birmingham, England have revealed. PMS affects millions of women globally.'...........

    http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/201778.php
     

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