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Depression And Pcos
Always normal menses but 3-6 days late for 5 mos straight. Sudden facial/neck hair & depression. No PCOS or Thyroid issues. Hormone labs fine except DHEA-S at 297 (range=33-266). Endo appt in Feb but symptoms worsening. What are odds of adrenal tumor?
Pcos is a metabolic disorder affecting 8-10% of women that may cause irregular periods, acne or increased hair growth, infertility or subfertility, and increases the risk of diabetes. To diagnose pcos, we need 2 out of 3 of: 1. Irregular or no periods 2. Acne, hair growth and/or blood tests showing too much male-type hormones (androgens) 3. Ultrasound showing large ovaries ...Read more
Do any of you know anything about T3 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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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?
Is it possible to have depression, anxiety, OCD, ADD, PTSD, tonsillitis, and PCOS or am I a possible hypochondriac? (Diagnosed with first 4)
Too many diagnoses : It is possible to have lots of different problems but it is also possible that you have health anxiety or hypochondriasis.. If you have repeatedly come up with fears of having a health problem and seen a doctor only to be told you did not have the problem it is likely that you have health anxiety. Of course having health anxiety doesn't protect you from getting sick. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
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