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I Feel Irritable Moody Depressed Tired And Sluggish Immediately After Eating
On birth control pill for 3 yrs, switched to aviane in dec. Beg. 2 weeks ago I have exp. Sudden side effects: moodiness, fatigue, depression. Normal?
No: Switching pills may cause such changes, but they should only be temporary. If they persist, switch pills with the advice of your healthcare provider. ...Read more
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
Liver pain after eating. Gall bladder removed last year. Fatigue, depression, loss of appetite. 165lb. Loosing weight. No fever. Fatty liver? No ETOH.
Recurring episodes of extreme fatigue for the past 12mths. Depressed, irritable, cognitive problems. Normal between episodes. All bloods/scans normal.
Many possible causes: There are many potential causes of the symptoms you describe. They can be narrowed down by a good history and physical examination by your physician. They may want to confirm the diagnosis with testing, then treatment can be discussed. See your doctor ASAP, to get this resolved. Call 911 if you're thinking of hurting yourself or others. Take care. ...Read more
I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Irritability, and Mood swings. What should I do?
Have depression for years, plus acne, despite being 31. Symptoms: temper, irritability, fatigue, sleep issues, NO motivation. Could cause be Cortisol?
Depression: Cortisol imbalance can manifest in mood swings, fatigue, sleep issues, etc. Consider seeing a nutritionally oriented doc or a nutritionist. A blood test called Micronutrient panel can be useful. See www. Spectracell. Com for more info. See "Feeling Good" which is a book by David Burns for some cognitive therapy self help. See doc to rule out medical conditions and then an mental health pro. ...Read more
Can it be depression if you have started having fluctuating fatigue, energy levels, irritability + motivation, difficulty handling stress + brain fog but are generally in a good mood regardless.
Yes you could be: You may be and should get yourself checked by your doctor, as there are other causes for your symptoms. ...Read more
Lack of any motivation, fatigue, lack of sleep, irritability, stress, anxiety, sadness. What is this? Is there a certain type of depression I have?
I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness, feeling smothered). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Irritability, Sadness, Insomnia, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Difficulty co
Depression: Can produce the symptoms you mention. Please see your doctor. He/she will rule out or identify any physical causes. Then please see a clinical psychologist to learn ways to manage your depressions, e.g., cognitive behavioral therapy. Consider seeing a prudent spiritual leader such as one of the monks at Mount St. Benedict. Peace and good health. ...Read more
I am experiencing feeling depressed (quality: feelings of despair, feelings of worthlessness). The following also describe me: Feeling anxious, Mood swings, Sadness, Irritability, Difficulty concentrating, Fatigue, Trouble sleeping, and Loss of temper.
Understand trigger: It would be important to know if these feelings/symptoms are new or chronic. If relatively new, a consultation with a therapist would help determine the trigger for these feelings. A current loss of a significant other? The anniversary of the death of a loved one? A significant birthday? The point is to know what this depression is related to. ...Read more
I am experiencing fatigue, appetite changes (quality: reduced appetite), mood swings, sadness, irritability, feeling depressed (quality: feelings of worthlessness), loss of sex drive, lack of pleasure, difficulty staying awake during day, feeling anxio
Physical & emotional: Symptoms can go hand in hand. Both need to be addressed. Please start w/a visit to your family doctor and then follow up w/some therapy from a clinical psychologist. Whatever is bothering you needs to be coped w/better. As we adjust to life issues it can get much better. Peace and good health. ...Read more
Dr just raised my venlafaxine from 150 mg. To 225 mg. What should I expect and will it help with OCD and irritability, moodiness, depression?
Why do I have flu-like symptoms (joint pain, weakness, fatigue, irritability, brain fog) for days after eating one piece of junk food (i.E. Candybar)?
Unrelated: It is extremely unlikely that candybar has anything to do with your symptoms. You may have a common cold, flu, reaction to medication and in uncommon cases it may be a prodrome of a more serous illness. If the symptoms do not abate in week, it would be prudent to see your doctor. ...Read more
Some people that suffers from clinical depression experience feelings of tiredness and feel the need to sleep much more than usual. A. How and why is feeling of tiredness and lethargy connected to depression? B. Is it better to fight off the feeling of ti
It is better to: Get examined and speak to a physician and a psycchotherapist. ...Read more
On avapro Nexium (esomeprazole) ezetrol every day, can these could cause extreme muscle pain tiredness lethargy & feeling very down & depressed occasionally?
Unlikely: Anything is possible but those drugs are not "the usual suspects." you should get a comprehensive evaluation. ...Read more
I am on Lexapro (escitalopram) for the last 10 weeks. I feel very depressed and irritable. Could Lexapro (escitalopram) be the cause. I am always tired. Thanks?
See below: If you have been on Lexapro (escitalopram) for 10 weeks, and you are feeling this bad, then it is not the right medication for you. It is possible that it could also be making you feel worse (can sometimes happen to some people). Ask your doctor to change your antidepressant - there are lots of other options. Also, since you are 57, make sure you don't have any medical problems causing these symptoms. ...Read more
My daughter has a ferritin level of 1. She is 20. Tired, irritable and gets depressed. Are the two linked.
I am on lithium 900 mg and lamictal 25 mg. I feel tired, have headaches and feel angry and irritable. Isuffer from depression and I am a worry wart. These symptoms have been affecting me from years. Can depressionor worry cause these symptoms or just mild
Tired all the time can't sleep irritable memory loss blurred vision headaches body aches tightness in neck and shoulders and e.D. Can it be depression
You might also be suffering from sleep related do you know if you stop breathing at night or clench or grind your teeth?
If so, speak to your doctor about a sleep study. Much can be learned from this test and it can shed a lot of light on the clinical problems. ...Read more
22yr old female. Fatigue, lethargy, depression, dry skin, irregular length of menstrual cycle (27-40), pulse=95/min. Should I worry about my thyroid?
Have lupus. Struggle w:fatigue despite exercise, eating healthy. Lupus is stable so my MD assumes depression. Frustrated. Is this common in lupus patients
R/o physical symptom: Fatigue can be a symptom of depression, physical ailment or both. In order to diagnose depression, physical problems need to be ruled out. I would recommend going to your primary care doctor and have a full check up. If everything is fine, or if there's a physical ailment, I would still recommend contacting mental health provider to help you cope with your symptoms. ...Read more
Symptoms & circuits: My friend and colleague stephen m. Stahl, md, pH. D., frequently talks about "symptoms and circuits" in depression. One hypothetical "circuit" is the histamine neurotransmitter system. He hypothesizes that a deficiency in histamine neurotransmission can be associated with the crushing fatigue frequently seen in depression. Provigil and Nuvigil are two "off label" treatments for this. ...Read more
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Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more