Posted by kybluebird
Hello Everyone-I am also new to this site and have found some information on this thread and the older as well. I have been to several different doctors and no one seems to have a clue. At first I was diagnosed with PPD, then just plain old depression and the latest was bi-polar. I've been to 2 pych. drs and neither one were much help. I am 33 years old, I have 3 kids under the age of 6, I am a stay at home mom and live in a small town so resources aren't very good. I have anxiety, depression, headaches, irritability, etc., all related to ovulation and the start of my period. Like others I have about 1 week of "normal" feelings. I have been on most of the antidepressants, such as Zoloft, Prozac, Cymbalta and others. I have been on Lamictal for bi-polar and also a mild tranquilizer. I am currently taking Citilopram without much success. For me, it seems that all the meds worked for 1-2 months and then they were completely ineffective. Does anyone else have this problem? I have told the doctors that it is hormone related but so far they don't agree with me. I also tend to binge eat during this time. I have to really watch my food during my good time in order to not gain an enormous amount of weight. I am already 40lbs overweight and just can't get it to come off. Anyone else have eating issues? I don't drink caffeine, smoke, drink alcohol or do drugs. I feel like I'm sinking into this black fog with not light in sight. My husband tries to understand but he doesn't really get it. I know my kids would like a mother who was present all the time. If I didn't have my little ones, I would just sleep all the time. I would love to try acupunture or anything homepathic. Any ideas from anyone?
I'm having the same issues learning the forum :)
there is a lot of great information & support here.
comforting to know so many others have experienced what we're going through!!
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