Top
10
Doctor insights on: Could My Depression And Anxiety Be The Reason For My Irregular Periods

Share
1

1
Could my depression and anxiety be the reason for my irregular periods?

Could my depression and anxiety be the reason for my irregular periods?

Yes: The body responds to stress in many ways, one is to stop your periods. This is another example of the biologic basis for depression and anxiety. Have yourself evaluated and treated for the depression and often the periods normalize. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Pamela Pappas
4,484 doctors shared insights

Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


2

2
Is my depression and anxiety the source of my irregular periods?

Is my depression and anxiety the source of my irregular periods?

Possibly: Depression and anxiety can cause added stress to the body which can affect the timing of your menstrual cycle. Keep track of how irregular your periods are. Other medical issues can cause irregularities as well, so see your doctor to be sure. ...Read more

3

3
Not sleeping, irregular periods, violent coughing, insomnia, depression, anxiety, rapid heart beats, weight loss, difficulty breathing. What's wrong?

Not sleeping, irregular periods, violent coughing, insomnia, depression, anxiety, rapid heart beats, weight loss, difficulty breathing. What's wrong?

See your doctor: One possible cause is thyroid imbalance. Hyperthyroidism can cause insomnia, light or missed periods, shortness of breath, weight loss, change in appetite, nervousness ; other emotional reactions, palpitations, - as well as fatigue, irritability, sweating, loss of hair, loose stools, tremor ; weakness. ...Read more

4

4
Could irregular periods cause depression and what should I do about it?

Could irregular periods cause depression and what should I do about it?

Unlikely: Likely there is a third agent working to cause both depression and irregular periods. How long have you had your period? Have you seen a doctor? Can you talk to other women in your family about how they were at your age? Frequently, the way your body works closely maps to how mom, sisters have experienced their development. The periods may be a family thing! talking is most important. Be well. ...Read more

5

5
I have irregular periods but I am not sexually active with men at all. I get a lot of pains, I am constantly tired but no longer have depression.

I have irregular periods but I am not sexually active with men at all. I get a lot of pains, I am constantly tired but no longer have depression.

Check a blood count.: You may be anemic. This could explain your fatigue. If not then a morre complete exam should be done to rule out other more serious problems. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
7

7
Exactly 3months after D&C due to M/C. Irregular periods since.Feeling very very depressed bc not conceiving . I want a baby :(?

Exactly 3months after D&C due to M/C. Irregular periods since.Feeling very very depressed bc not conceiving . I want a baby :(?

Therapy?: Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. ...Read more

8

8
Hi, I have irregular periods, I have one or two a year, im trying for a baby what is the best thing to help? Its getting me to depressed!

Hi, I have irregular periods, I have one or two a year, im trying for a baby what is the best thing to help? Its getting me to depressed!

See your doctor: There are several possibilities as to why you're not having regular periods. The problem, at its very base, is you are not ovulating regularly. An evaluation (exam + lab work) can help lead to the cause and therapy to help initiate ovulation can be started. ...Read more

9

9
I'm 21, female, been tested for under active thyroid, but it's not that, i'm emotional, tired, weight change, headache irregular periods depressed help?

I'm 21, female, been tested for under active thyroid, but it's not that, i'm emotional, tired, weight change, headache irregular periods depressed help?

PCOS?: Have you talked to your doctor about the possibility of pcos? Or Insulin resistance? Sometimes weight gain can trigger a cascade of hormonal/metabolic changes that can cause symptoms that sound like what you're experiencing. I would also look into your diet and exercise routines and see where you can improve. Sometimes a nutritionist can really help too. ...Read more

10

10
31yr heavy irregular periods, acne, crave food&depressed 2 weeks b4 period, weight issues, period every 18-20days.Whats a good contraceptive pill to help?

31yr heavy irregular periods, acne, crave food&depressed 2 weeks b4 period, weight issues, period every 18-20days.Whats a good contraceptive pill to help?

Any of them: You need to check with your doctor, but any 35 microgram combination pill (contains estrogen and progesterone) is appropriate, assuming that you do not have a history of blood clots, migraines, high blood pressure or other contraindications to their use. ...Read more

See 1 more doctor answer
Dr. Heidi Fowler
3,146 doctors shared insights

Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
1,147 doctors shared insights

Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more