Hormones out of wack or am I?
April 5, 2010 12:57 PM Subscribe
Get me off this hormonal rollercoaster or am I just crazy?
posted by stormpooper to Health & Fitness (12 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I was wondering if anyone else experienced a huge difference before, during, after pregnancy with hormones and emotions.
Before I was pregnant, I was an emotional rollercoaster. Anger, depression, irritable, etc (not talking the additional physical symptoms). I would probably only have one good week out of an entire month where I felt "normal". But I am noticing that the pattern was everything under the sun then the first day of my period--bam---depression to the point of desperation.
But when I was pregnant two years ago, I can honestly say that I felt NORMAL. No ups and downs and all arounds. Just the first month or two and the last month or two I was a little more irritable. But the rest of the time? I felt HAPPY. I never feel happy (diagnosed with dysthimia long ago).
I tried the entire family of Ortho and now on LoEstrin. I got off one or another due to more physical side effects (not working, crampy, etc) than emotional.
My OB mentioned Yaz and it did intrigue me since anything I read about PMDD, I have EVERY symptom. However, the increased blood clot risk scared me. She said that you have to fall into a certain class of risk, and I don't, but still, I don't need a blood clot/death (I love my child too much to leave this early. :)) And the official Yaz website prescribing information stated "has not been tested in more than 3 cycles." So I'm thinking that isn't definative enough of a "yes Yaz will help me" and outweigh the risk/benefit ratio.
On the flip side, I did try Celexia twice (brand and generic)--horrible side effects. And Wellbuturin Sr. about 7 years ago. It worked well for a year then I was emotionally numb and quite frankly I HATE the guinea pig syndrome of trial and error with psych drugs; more so than the side effects.
The final option is thyrod check--did it. Doc said I'm normal.
So I'm at a loss on what to do. Is this really hormonally based and an SSRI or whatnot won't help. Give Yaz a shot knowing that I could put myself at risk? Am I just nuts?
I hate this. And I hate being all over the place for my child. (it doesn't help that my marriage is in flux. My husband said he noticed that I'm all over the place since having our child and is concerned. To me, I'm all over the place since having our child because I felt like it was a huge wake up that things aren't working.)