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Careabear

740d

Women, do any of you wonder if your hormones cause fluctuations in your depression? Have you been able to figure it out if you have this thought?

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    • ivylee

      738d

      look into premenstrual dysphoric disorder if your hormones cause severe depressive symptoms before each period. this is something i used to have in high school that genuinely made me fear for my life each month. for me, birth control magically cured it by regulating my hormones for me. eventually i was able to stop taking birth control and my symptoms never returned. if before your period you feel extremely depressed, suicidal, have intrusive thoughs, erractic/impulsive behavior, etc, and it fades back to normal levels of depression within a week or two, definitely talk to your doctor.

    • ivylee

      738d

      look into premenstrual dysphoric disorder if your hormones cause severe depressive symptoms before each period. this is something i used to have in high school that genuinely made me fear for my life each month. for me, birth control magically cured it by regulating my hormones for me. eventually i was able to stop taking birth control and my symptoms never returned. if before your period you feel extremely depressed, suicidal, have intrusive thoughs, erractic/impulsive behavior, etc, and it fades back to normal levels of depression within a week or two, definitely talk to your doctor.

    • Careabear

      738d

      I’m going to track. It’s just just my PMS week but I wonder if it is always the same time each month. Thank you everyone

      • margaretscarry

        738d

        @Careabear great idea! Good luck! I hope you have a good week despite it! :o)

    • margaretscarry

      738d

      Uterus-haver here, absolutely. Before my depo between the pain and the hormones my depression was absolutely affected. My obgyn says thats common. So youre not alone.

    • CassandraS

      738d

      Yes, most definitely affects me. I started tracking and it’s plain to see.

    • Cece416

      740d

      Yes I think they definitely make my depression worse

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