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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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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


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Do any of you know anything about T3 (liothyronine) treatment for fibromyalgia, CFS, treatment-resistant depression, and/or PCOS?

Do any of you know anything about T3 (liothyronine) treatment for fibromyalgia, CFS, treatment-resistant depression, and/or PCOS?

Not recommended: This is fringe practice that is not supported by endocrinologists, who are the experts in hormones. I have seen people get very sick from improper use of thyroid hormone for things it was not meant to treat, and outside the scientifically established parameters for its use. There are very few scientifically valid reasons to use T3 (liothyronine). ...Read more

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I have adhd, gad, IBS w/ wheat&lactose sensitivity, depression, neck arthritis, & pcos. Is this really bad for an 18 year old? I worry that i'm simply falling apart, & on so many meds at so young.

I have adhd, gad, IBS w/ wheat&lactose sensitivity, depression, neck arthritis, & pcos. Is this really bad for an 18 year old? I worry that i'm simply falling apart, & on so many meds at so young.

Health is better: Yes, i think it is time you drop the labels and asked yourself 1 question. Are you really happy? If you are following your joy then i would recommend the zone diet with omega 3s and gradually reducing your meds. If you aren't really happy then search for your joy first and do more of that. In addition if your relationship with god is strained i would talk to him from your heart. Forgive please. ...Read more

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What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

What is this? Joint/muscular pain, fatigue, mouth sores, stomach pain, ibs, inflammation, insomnia, depression, mood disorder, thyroid, diabetes, pcos

Many possibilities: Your pain could be as a result of many different things. A thorough history and physical exam and possibly some laboratory and radiology exams are needed to determine the exact cause. Causes of pain may include: trauma (fracture, sprain, arthritis), infection, metabolic conditions (gout), musculoskeletal or biomechanical abnormality and neurologic conditions (neuropathy). ...Read more

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TOPAMaX (topiramate) 25 Q.O.D. RE-TRIGGER EPISODE SEVERE CLINICAL DEPRESSION IN COMBO W/ PAXIL60,CYMBALTA60, DEPAKOTE 1000, PTSD, &OTHERSTRESS&PCOS% PAINFL OVULTN?

TOPAMaX (topiramate) 25 Q.O.D. RE-TRIGGER EPISODE SEVERE CLINICAL DEPRESSION IN COMBO W/ PAXIL60,CYMBALTA60, DEPAKOTE 1000, PTSD, &OTHERSTRESS&PCOS% PAINFL OVULTN?

Meds : With severe depression you must see a Psychologist. Along with that you must check with your primary doctor if you really are using the meds you listed. Please let me know how things are going. ...Read more

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I had an accident 10/27 since then hip/back pain shoots down leg plus numbness limited mobility Cause? Seek care? PCOS HTN Depression G.A.D

I had an accident 10/27 since then hip/back pain shoots down leg plus numbness limited mobility Cause? Seek care? PCOS HTN Depression G.A.D

Sounds like: a prolapsed or herniated disc at L4-5 You need to see your PCP first and a possible referral for Physical Therapy and or referral to Spine Specialists! Many Hospitals have "Spine Units" where all the specialists are available as well as activity directed rehabilitation! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Hello. Are there any health risks associated with having 1 period/6months? I have PCOS & can't take the Pill b/c it worsens my major depression.

Hello. Are there any health risks associated with having 1 period/6months? I have PCOS & can't take the Pill b/c it worsens my major depression.

There are risks: You are at risk for getting endometrial hyperplasia, which though not cancerous, is a pre-cancerous condition. Get help regulating your periods, simply skipping 6 months or more with PCOS is quite risky. Good wishes. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Metformin 1000 mg to start working for weight loss due to PCOS? Also, will metformin help with depression and mood swings?

Metformin: Metformin controls blood sugar not weight loss. Metformin will not help with depression and mood swings. Please see: 1: Diabetes educator -- your doctor will organize that for you. 2: Psychologist -- clearly needed for your depression and mood swings. Wish you well! ...Read more

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Is it possible to have depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD, tonsillitis, and PCOS or am I a possible hypochondriac? (Diagnosed with first 4)

Is it possible to have depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD, tonsillitis, and PCOS or am I a possible hypochondriac? (Diagnosed with first 4)

Yes: You would not be the first with all those issues concurrently . The amazing thing is you can do quite well with all of that. Have somebody have a look at that throat and keep the meds as simple as possible down the road . Eat healthy, stay active, get lots of sleep and drink fresh water. Do all that good healthy stuff! ...Read more

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PCOS? Teenage female, skinny, small breasted, extended pubic hair growth, mood swings, depression, periodic emotionless. What's causing it?

See psychiatrist: You may be having eating disorder -afraid to gain weight called anorexia nervosa ,along with having emotional problem it can be at school ,friends or at home or work.since you have problem see your doctor who can do investigation for any medical problem, but must see a psychiatrist as well f or your mood swings -to have psychotherapy medication . ...Read more

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I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?

I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?

Not sure?: I'm not certain what question you're asking. It is possible, though very uncommon, for serotonin specific reuptake inhibitors such as sertraline to cause an elevation in serum prolactin. ...Read more

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I have pcos, an underactive thyroid, suffer from anxiety and depression. I feel lethargic, body hurts, getz lethargic, numb body...What could this be?

I have pcos, an underactive thyroid, suffer from anxiety and depression. I feel lethargic, body hurts, getz lethargic, numb body...What could this be?

Get a consult: Find a good psychiatrist who knows the interactions between medical illness and psychiatric illness and work together on this issue to what the answers are. There are probably several possible answers. Good luck. ...Read more

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Pcos, having acne, dermatologist prescribed me escitalopram along with doxycycline but I am not in depression then why this antidepressant? Why for acne

Pcos, having acne, dermatologist prescribed me escitalopram along with doxycycline but I am not in depression then why this antidepressant? Why for acne

Ask for explanation: I'm surprised that a dermatologist would rx escitalopram / lexipro, as it is a psych medication. I'm not a psychiatrist or a dermatologist, but as a general physician i've got misgivings about writing for any psych rx without a plan that includes talk therapy and looking at your big life-picture. It's not a rx for acne. Further, an antibiotic should never be the sole rx for acne. Get a 2nd dr. ...Read more

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Do anxiety, stress, and depression really cause physical symptoms? I'm consistently fatigued, sleepy, and emotional. I have a really hard time staying awake at my desk job. I was diagnosed with Pcos, hypoglycemic episodes, thalassemia minor, and costochon

Do anxiety, stress, and depression really cause physical symptoms? I'm consistently fatigued, sleepy, and emotional. I have a really hard time staying awake at my desk job. I was diagnosed with Pcos, hypoglycemic episodes, thalassemia minor, and costochon

Yes: The mind(your brain) is in constant 2-way communication with the rest of your body via chemicals that travel thru the blood and via the nerves connected to the brain. Emotional imbalance(depression and anxiety) can affect the functioning of your organs and may cause physical symptoms including pain. Evidence suggests emotionally healthy people experience less illness and may live longer. ...Read more

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What medications can I take to cure pcos? Please help im depressed

What medications can I take to cure pcos? Please help im depressed

Cure PCOS: There is no medication that can cure this condition because it is genetic, but you can treat the symptoms that are associated with the condition. ...Read more

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I need advice how to reverse prediabetes and control pcos symptoms. I am at highest weight and have no relief from being tired and depressed. ?

I need advice how to reverse prediabetes and control pcos symptoms. I am at highest weight and have no relief from being tired and depressed. ?

Pcos and prediabetes: I am assuming you have been diagnosed with pcos - the mainstain of treatment - which works into the prediabetes issue is metformin. Prediabetes while recognized does not at least yet have treatment consensus but using metformin to treat your pcos should also address the weight issue and prediabetes. ...Read more

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I'm very depressed with my health and my performance I have PCOS which made me fat and mentally weak i could not concentrate and getting depressed :-(?

I'm very depressed with my health and my performance I have PCOS which made me fat and mentally weak i could not concentrate and getting depressed :-(?

Counseling : I'm very sorry about your depression/ disappointment, and hope to help. Politely but clearly: PCOS does not make you depressed, and also does not "make" anyone "fat," although it can make weight loss harder. Consider a serious talk about health and lifestyle with a primary doctor, and consider professional counseling to support your efforts, Hope very much this helps ...Read more

Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more