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A 34-year-old female asked:

Feeling burnt out & so depressed after a year of stress with sick & difficult baby. cannot seem to get back on track, my mind is so foggy. weight gain, puffy face, acne, dry feet, dry skin & serious fatigue. what can i do or take to help.?

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Dr. Shitel Patel
Plastic Surgery 16 years experience
Symptoms: From the sounds of it, you may need to have lab work done to check your thyroid and hormones. You should see your OBGyN for these labs and also discuss post partum depression. Their are many treatment options and you do not need to suffer in silence. Please go see your obgyn and seek help.
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Dr. Gurmukh Singh
Pathology 51 years experience
Agree with Dr. Patel: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. It would be prudent to see your doctor and discuss if you may be depressed. Counter-intuitive as it may seem, exercise may help. Start with low intensity exercise such as walking and gradually increase the intensity as tolerated. Wish you good health!
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Last updated Apr 12, 2020

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