Diabetic youth depression

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Avatar n tn Hi Diabetic 16, I was a rebelious teen when I was diagnosed, I am now 43 but I do remember drinking too much in college which led to several seizures due to insulin shock. Luckily I never suffered any severe injuries but the possibilty was too close for comfort. I do drink occasionally but I am acutely aware of how alcohol impacts my system and adjust my insulin accordingly. I am on an insulin pump and if I know I am going to drink have programmed specific patterns to adjust for this.
Avatar f tn You could try calling your doctor, explain your situation, and just ask if you could speak on the phone briefly and see if that's what it is. Your Mom/Mum may be more apt to believe you if you printed up a depression symptom list and checked off what you've been having, how consistant and how long. If you've had it for a while, it's cause for alarm.
1085665 tn?1266937517 I have a history of alcoholism and problem drinking in my family. I drink because it relieves depression and anxiety and stress for me, anxiety and depression I suffer from and take medication for and am in therapy in for (I have talked to my therapist about drinking and we talk about it). Since I'm so young and started drinking so recently I don't think I'm a full blown alcoholic (yet), and I think I'm at the stage where I can stop drinking if I want to but just don't want to.
Avatar n tn to a point were Id rather be dead and this is constant. I am only 24 and yet my youth is gone. I am in bed all day. I dread having to grocery shop because even a task so small is hard to do. Please help. I am seeing a doctor right now but just started test..What should I have him test me for? Also please done mention stress or depression. Any person being this sick every day would be depressed. please look beyond that.
Avatar n tn I have moderate to severe diabetic neuropathy and have been taking 2,700mg of Gabbapentin daily for 3 years. It has been greatly effective in controlling my nerve pain. The Gabbapentin has always caused mild to moderate drowsiness, dizziness and lethargy but, except for falling occasionally the levels have been tolerable. 2 months ago I began taking 75mg of Venafaxine XR for depression.
Avatar m tn Glucose intolerant test involves, fasting, have a blood test taken, drinking a high glucose drink and then another blood test is taken and tested. This will confirm or not whether you are diabetic, bordeline diabetic or glucose intolerant. I experienced the symptoms of hypoglycemia and the doctor referred me to have a glucose intolerant test which confirmed that I am glucose intolerant and if do not modify my eating and drinking habits could end up being a diabetic within 10 years.
Avatar f tn It all started 2 months ago I started with my anxiety and it led me to think I was diabetic, it lead me to think I had a heart disease and now hiv. But it's because I haven't been feeling good soo I started googling my symptoms and of course all these diseases popped up and I started thinking the worse but I heard anxiety can do that to you.
Avatar f tn I need some kind of help- I have been diagnosed with bipolar 2 about 2 years ago, before that they thought that its just been major depression which I've had since i was around 11.I've taken meds off and on. I also suffer from anxiety and what feels like panic and anger problems. I've also lived with an eating disorder for about 6 years and problems with self harm and alcoholism.I am 21.
233488 tn?1310696703 ” From their point of view, the consulting ophthalmologist who sought evidence of disease and found none has nonetheless failed to address their health and quality-of-life issues. In youth, vitreous is a solid and clear gel filling the center of the eye, firmly attached to the retina. The exquisite transparency of vitreous allows unhindered transmission of light to the retina for photoreception.
432103 tn?1207238637 She has been put on Effexor ER because of the depression that has resulted from the extended illness. She is asthmatic and has been treated with inhaled and oral steroid since age two. Have you experienced any similar cases? Does anyone have any suggestions? I have research neurological diseases such as CIPD, but none of them seem to fit all the symptoms. I would appreciate any help you can offer.
Avatar n tn Although it can be caught through sex, it can also get out of hand if you have a high sugary diet, are diabetic, and through using antibiotics. You can apply natural live yogurt to the area, drink the yogurt as well as get capsules that contain the good bacteria. Also do not use any soaps, or shower gels, wash regularly and under the foreskin and wear cotton underwear and no tight clothing.
1947387 tn?1325644930 Thanks! I am in Knoxville currently but moving to Nashville in several months. I have located a good thyroid doctor here. Trouble is, she's way across town and I am a CPA just getting into spring tax season so I am hesitant to start seeing her and then needed blood tests regularly since I am not allowed (or really able) to take time out of work until mid-April. My current dr is literally accross the street from my office, so getting a blood test takes all of 15 mins.
Avatar n tn Hi, I've read through your post and the responses. I'm so sorry you have this worry about your daughter. It really is so hard for a parent to face or consider a serious illness in their child. Your fear is of MS and this is where you have posted so, even though I cannot diagnose anything online, I will talk about what you have told us in the "context of MS.
Avatar n tn Im not saying that what he has, or that these symptoms are specific, but it is a distinct possibility.You dont need a history of depression to get depression/anxiety or to feel 'sad' or have a reason.Its a very common illness (and like lyme underdiagnosed) So agree with your point on antibiotics, but not all depression comes from another underlying disease and many people who's docs say they have depression have exactly that. depression.
Avatar n tn We were discussing a sort of "post traumatic shock disorder" possibility as the reason for depression and other mental health issues in some post tx individuals. We were in another world for many months, had to adjust our personality and behaviors to accommodate the symptoms of tx. End the tx and we are left to fend for ourselves in the aftermath. We expect to feel better right away, and that does not happen. More depression.
Avatar f tn I was also quite depressed sbout the fact that i am approaching 30 next year, as i feel like its an end to my youth and i will somehow how to change or act differently So basically I was diagnosed wi anxiety and depression, also undiagnosed postpartum depression too. I started seeing a psychologist and was put on antidepressants. The antidepressants really messed me up, I felt numb and wanted to kill myself. I was only on them for 2 months before I decided to seek natural alternatives.
Avatar f tn I also have been on Effexor and had to raise it when my depression got terrible, which cleared it up. Now I am on its upgraded version, Pristiq. But I know that I need to take it for the rest of my life. I feel for you. I know it is very hard. But I really hope that you can find some more peace in your life.
4522800 tn?1470329434 I had never been tested for diabetes before, as I don't fit preconceived notions of what a diabetic looks like. But my symptoms on paper pointed to it. I told the Dr I was at the end of my rope and I wanted answers! I'm happy to know I have diabetes. I can treat it. It's not knowing if you're ever going to feel better that stinks. Just a thought. I realize after a year how frustrated you must be. Wish I had more to tell you. Keep fighting girl. I'm super glad you posted.
73878 tn?1214056807 He needs to start caring for HIMSELF but he sounds like his addictive tendancies are overwhelming him and helping big time with depression. I guess there is no chance for program for him or anything? If he can't want to help himself eventually you are going to have to do tough love perhaps so that YOU CAN TAKE CARE OF YOU BEFORE YOU TOTALLY CRASH AND BURN!!! Worried about you my friend. YOU are so important. Please remember that.
Avatar n tn Now he is in a juvenile place called Harris County Youth Village, and my daughter 27 is a brittle diabetic. She just went into a sezure this morning, and I couldn't go to her because of this tx. They took her to the emergency room. So believe me I would be in a rubber room if I didn't just let things roll off my back, take my effexor and leave the rest to the lord.
Avatar m tn They just may have brightened up someones day to the point of saving them from a deep dark depression. How could you ever apologoze for that??? And remember YOU ARE GRANDOAK... and so very loved here.
Avatar n tn The numbers for the A1c for a non diabetic have been revised, but many labs don't follow suit. A1c for a non diabetic should be around 5, for a diabetic, who is well controlled, below 6. My endo was voted best of eastern WA state. He demands strict adherence to prescribed regiments. He wants my A1c as close as possible to 5. With 2 month of strict no bread, no potato, no rice, no pasta, no ceral, crackers etc, I got an A1c of 5.
Avatar m tn I was prescribed Victoza in September of 2010. Since my thyroidectomy two years ago I have gained 75 lbs! My endo says I am borderline diabetic. So, along with metformin, I took the victoza shots 3x daily for one month (the length of the free sample he gave me) and WOW did I love it. I never felt sick and I never felt hungry. In fact, I was often dragging by the end of the day because I'd had no food nor desire for food. I had to literally make myself eat.
Avatar n tn This time I only reduced down to 75 mg and have had unbelievable crying spells, dizziness, forgetfulness, anger, loss of patience and just feeling weird!! After 10+ years of being on various medications for depression, I have come to realize that I am best without them. Just remember that you may have symptoms that aren't on the "withdrawal" list but they are real to you!! There is hope and there is an easier way. Good luck to you.
401095 tn?1351395370 I readily talk of my battle with alcoholism, and even the illegitimate street drugs of my youth...but talking of my chronic pain and especially the narcotics that control it are almost a dirty thing to some people. Like, I somehow don't deserve to say that I have been sober for 6 months. There is always that..."Well, what of this and that" -- Its all relative, as a state trooper once sarcastically commented to me as he rolled his eyes I guess. I can honestly say this ...
724734 tn?1230944872 Hello everyone, 25/M About a year ago I began experiencing some strange sensations which I sometimes have trouble finding the words to describe, but their presence is definitely there regardless. In a nutshell my symptoms seem to be fatigue, lightheadedness, "brain fog", trouble focusing, numbness and generally just feeling disconnected. I'm "not there" so to speak, both physically and mentally.
Avatar n tn I need help because now depression is setting in. I am hungry and I am afraid to face the world. I even quit working because I don't want people to see me. I have dumped the man in my life because I felt unattractive. My periods are out of control and I can't sleep most nights. Everyone I ask gives me a different opinion of what is happening (all of my friends are older and have gone through this). My moods are batting home runs out of control and I don't like who I have become.