Hello all, new kid on the block.
I'll try to make this short and sweet. Well....on second thought, how about long and not so sweet.
I have been treated for depression and anxiety since I was 18 years old. I am now 44 and still changing meds to find one that works. About 5 years ago a psychiatrist thought my emotional problems were somewhat related to my menstrual cycle and put me on a diuretic that I took for ovulation to the onset of my period. The purpose of this drug therapy was to ease some of my PMS symptoms.
Anti-depressants seem to work for a while then quit. My depression and other problems are on the verge of becoming debilitating.
I have become increasingly worse as of late. I was going through a screaming sobbing jag while emailing a friend. I was pouring my heart out to her then happened to mention "I wish I knew when my period was due" I dont always keep track because it has been pretty much like clockwork since its onset. My tubes are tied so pregnancy is not a concern.
Well, wouldn't you know it. My period arrived the next day. I fear my PMS is to the point where it is out of control. I feel like I am watching myself loose my mind. I frightended and at my wits end. Sadly I have a long history of sexual abuse. So I am pretty sure the depression comes from many directions; My past, genetics and possible a rabid case of PMS.
I've been waiting so very long to be 'fixed' and am running out of steam. It justed seemed to me that maybe I should be seeing a gynocologist pronto! I have been to the gyno several times complaining of heavy and painful periods. They just seem to get worse each year.
Because of the other hard cases I have to substantiate my depression I think I have been putting my menstrual cycle aside.
I'm interested to see what others think about my uncontrolable mood swings, anger, total lack of control of tears, confusion, memory problems, sleep problems. Could much of this be related to my mentstrual cycle?
I have not even begun to investigate my options. This seemed like as good a place as any (maybe better) to start.
It is my sincere hope that I find some answers here.
I wish you all good health and happiness. Any input would be greatly appreciated.