Worsening anxiety and depression (hormonal changes)
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|Sun, 05-04-2014 - 4:30pm|
How do I start.... I've struggled with anxiety and depression for as long as I can remember to varying degrees. I was pretty even and doing ok on Effexor for 4-5 years. I still had some breakthrough but nothing I couldn't manage with a few counselling sessions or talking with someone. About a year ago I decided to have tubal ligation and had my Mirena IUD removed. Ever since I started having menstrual cycles again (had none with the Mirena) I feel like I'm just a mess. I'm seeing a therapist and a psychiatric nurse practitioner. I've tried different medication, exercise, & yoga and still can't seem to break out of it. I've had really awful times when I just wanted to sleep and when I wasn't sleeping I was fretting. I left a high stress job and went back to my old job (less stress but less $).. Its an easy guess that hormones are playing a role but I don't know if replacement is aa good option. Anyone else having/had similar issues? Any ideas, suggestions, resources, and/or connections are welcome and appreciated! Thanks!!