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Did any of you ladies find a change in your menstrual cycle since you started using an SSRI Antidepressant?

Did any of you ladies find a change in your menstrual cycle since you started using an SSRI Antidepressant?

I was placed on Nuzak (20mg) about a month ago and I am currently on my period (Day 5). My usual period cycle is 28 days with an average period length of 5 days which means I'm supposed to be finishing soon, however, I've noticed that my period pain has increased and so has my flow. Could this be because of the antidepressant or am I just having a bad month? I would like to know from my fellow female… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Yes, all but one antidepressant caused me to bleed continuously, and this made me mad and irritable, I cannot take antidepressants because of this.

posted about 4 hours ago
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Depression/Bipolar II (hypomania)

Depression/Bipolar II (hypomania)

Many years ago I was diagnosed with Major Depressive Disorder. A couple years ago, due to symptoms I described to my doctor, he added a diagnosis of Bipolar II (hypomania, which is characterized by fluctuations from depression to "just above" normal - not manic episodes as in Bipolar I). My particular type of Bipolar II is called ultra rapid cycling (ultradian), which means there can be several significant mood swings in a single day. Here's a typical day: I wake up feeling… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I was given the same diagnosis, and treatment-resistant. I take Lithium, Olanzapine (Zyprexa), and Prozac. The first two have helped the rapid cycling… read more

posted about 8 hours ago
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High sex drive

High sex drive

Hi all,

Thanks for taking the time to read my message, I am at a point of being desperate and don’t know what the solution is.

I have suffered with depression all my adult life (I am 31) and have had periods where I have been perfectly in control with medication.

However when I am not in control my sex drive is dangerously high. I have been in a (generally) happy relationship for 13 years but in the past 18 months since turning 30 I have been uncontrollable. I still love my boyfriend very much… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

How do I go about doing that?! I wasn't aware there were 3 different types of bipolar.

posted about 8 hours ago
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How can I deal with her?

How can I deal with her?

My mother emotionally abuses me. Im scared that her anger is aggrevated everyday and that she'll end up physically hurting me.
Last time she nearly punched me in the face because I said she is a little aggressive. Ironic, right.
I tread carefully around her, I say about a maximum of 10 words to her a day because Im always anxious of her reactions.
Im always in my room because I avoid stepping on her toes, but honestly, I miss being able to sit in the living room with everyone else and… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I'm sorry you have to go through this. My advice, if possible, move in with a friend or relative for a few days. Also, go for assertiveness training -… read more

posted about 13 hours ago
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Anyone else experience a cancer diagnosis or medical condition that greatly impacted their Depression?

Anyone else experience a cancer diagnosis or medical condition that greatly impacted their Depression?

I was able to scoot by for several years dealing with my depression up until 2017 when I was diagnosed with melanoma cancer. After getting through the treatments I felt like my depression went downhill significantly and became very unmanageable, especially after my second melanoma diagnosis end of this last year. I know it sounds silly but I feel like my brain changed in some way after dealing with those… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I noticed that in me too. My memory is so bad, and everything I have been through changed me too. I just hope they find a cure.

posted 4 days ago
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How do you cope with not feeling self confident about your self?

How do you cope with not feeling self confident about your self?

im stuck in the situation where i feel like im not good enough, and that im not really that beautiful. Any helpful tips to try and make myself seem a little better?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

I am feeling that way too.but we must remember that it will pass

posted 4 days ago
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How do you find love again, when you have been depressed for so long?

How do you find love again, when you have been depressed for so long?

Background info: I've been depressed for over 25 years, was married, and had 2kids. I have been alone for over 16 years now, and can't believe that someone would even want to be with me. For all my shortcomings, depression and lack of self esteem. My kids mean the world to me, but they are older now and moving on with their own lives. I'm scared, terrified and afraid to even want to get close to someone male. I don't want just sex, i want a… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

@A MyDepressionTeam Member: I don’t think that’s true about someone for everyone. But that’s fine I read and believe you must love yourself good and bad… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Has anyone noticed that depending on your diet, your depression can get worse?

Has anyone noticed that depending on your diet, your depression can get worse?

I have been on a strict diet for just over a year and have lost 95 lbs. it is low carb, no sugar and low sodium. When I eat the yummy, not so good for me foods, my mood definitely takes a nosedive. I feel tired and moody, cry more often over nothing. I have more “bad” days.
Has anyone else noticed this?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Good information. Starchy foods at dinner, sweet treats after dinner was a bad habit for me. Anything white not good for you. White bread, noodles,… read more

posted 8 days ago
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Does any of you exprience chronic fatigue that makes it hard to have enough energy to function properly an do things you once could?

Does any of you exprience chronic fatigue that makes it hard to have enough energy to function properly an do things you once could?

Hey, do you ever feel that way?
I feel really heavy often and I lack the energy to even converse with people.
When I play sports I run out of breath very quickly and I used to be a competitive athlete with amazing cardio.
I've done all the tests out there and keep going back to my GP and my doc what else can we test and do about it.
Of course all th tests came back negative. It's… read more

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hard to live when exhausted all the time

posted 13 days ago
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Why do I continue to mess up my relationships?

Why do I continue to mess up my relationships?

I am in the first relationship since the passing of my husband. I feel angry All of the time. He can't do anything right, feel insecure, very very angry. I've always had trouble with all of my relationships, I could have sworn I was ok and could be in a relationship. Why can't I have a normal relationship?

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A MyDepressionTeam Member said:

Hi I've been married almost 14 years now, each day is a struggle. He works a lot right now and when I'm feeling better I go out. It's good to get out,… read more

posted 19 days ago
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