Prozac for hormonal imbalance

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Avatar n tn Hi, my question is regarding hormonal imbalance. I am a healthy male of age 26. I had a very strong sex drive and libido, but two years back i took an anti depressant and after that my libido has never came back to normal. i have told this to my doctor and he is confused about this. he has asked me to get done several hormone tests which i did.
Avatar f tn What did it turn out to be? Does this sound like an actual hormonal imbalance? If so, what type? I've read about estrogen dominance/lack of progesterone, etc. I asked my naturopath about using progesterone cream but he said without knowing what my numbers are we could be making this worse, so I gotta wait till I get the panel done, but it's just worrisome! What do you all think? Any ideas, stories if you've gone through something similar, etc.
Avatar f tn Prozac has no medicinal effect on menopause, so I'm not for doctors trying to sedate you instead of treating you. You have a hormonal imbalance, and prozac doesn't treat that, so you'll still have one, you just won't care as much about it if it works. Now, you haven't been on it long enough for it to work, but if I were you, and I'm not, I'd look into natural methods of regulating hormonal fluctuations until you reach balance.
Avatar n tn I have quit prozac cold turkey for 12 weeks andthen went on rmeron because the withdrawls were so horrible. My syptoms were: avibrating feeling, anxious thoughts that took over my entire mind, negative and depressed thoughts. I had some good days but mostly bad through that 12 week period. If I truley have a chemical imbalance wouldn't my brain always make me think anxious thoughts or depressed thoughts? Why did I have good days and bad?
446896 tn?1237806342 So--have any of you ever heard that food might be related to your anxiety? Or maybe a hormonal imbalance (like too much estrogen, not enough progesterone)? I will be curious to hear your theories on this. I am still deciding if I want to get this test or not...or do both a hormone and allergy test. Thanks!
Avatar n tn I shared this with my OB/GYN and she felt I was experiencing anxiety (which is a form of depression) which in my case, is caused by a hormonal imbalance from the birth of my son. She then put me on Paxil 20mg a day. I was able to sleep. And basically long for sleep any chance I get. I stopped taking my birth control pill about 2 months ago because I thought the hormones in them were causing me to have horrible night sweats. Recently I've decided to ween myself off of Paxil. Since my Dr.
Avatar n tn I was taking prozac for the past four years and recently stopped taking it to see if that was causing it (maybe hormonal). I had one glorious week of no spotting or bleeding, now its back to bleeding all the time. My old Obgyn just kept brushing it off as well. What is wrong with these doctors?!?! This is obviously a somewhat common problem if that many women are complaining about this and for these docs to brush it off is completely irresponsible and Im sick of it.
684736 tn?1315548941 Well now that I got off subject, sorry, what all would they do in the evaluation? I am pretty sure my imbalance is hormonal. I just am worried because i don’t have time to take out of classes to get all of this done.
Avatar f tn Post-partum depression is a hormonal imbalance, and no antidepressant will change that. You might feel better, but then you're on an antidepressant, and they have their own problems. Because these meds have different effects on different individuals, nobody can tell you how you'll experience it -- their experience won't necessarily have any resemblance to yours.
250798 tn?1347938480 The past 2 and a half years i've noticed that my pain is not as severe, however, my periods are still scanty and imbalanced, i at times miss a month. I presume this may be due the hormonal imbalance i was diagnosed with 3 years back or so (progesterone/estrogen) considering that i had what appeared to be lactation from my nipple.
Avatar m tn Was a scan of the cervical spine done? Also, thyroid and parathyroid hormone levels have to be assessed .A hormonal imbalance may also cause headaches. Is your blood sugar well controlled? Is there any increase in blood pressure even in the absence of the headache? Were you eyes assessed for errors of refraction? I suggest that a thorough work up be done. The scans may no show anything but blood tests and a complete physical examination may be needed to help rule out other systemic conditions.
Avatar f tn I'm glad I never took any for very long, but antidepressants can alter brain chemistry if discontinued too rapidly or if you are still taking them and obviously don't need them because the imbalance was hormonal not neural-chemical. are all your levels being checked every 6 months? fT3, fT4, and TSH? Or just TSH? (Bad little habit physician fall into) Because when my TSH alone says normal, I feel hypo and tell them so but they won't increase my dose, so I did it on my own.
Avatar f tn Just for the record, there is no evidence a chemical imbalance exists in people suffering from mental illness. If there is one, nobody's found it yet, though they're still looking. So if there is one, we don't know which chemicals and where they're coming from. As to the post, you say you have derealization and depersonalization but say you havenn't been to a doctor. So I'm wondering, have you been diagnosed by a psychologist with this?
19939394 tn?1487004495 Hi Cateland I don't have probably the perfect answer for you, but it sounds like if there is no one that you feel like you want to be around for can talk to, that strangers who feel the way you do might be the only ones you can open up to.
Avatar f tn Most of our food has fake hormones in it, thus causing even more hormonal imbalance, it amazes me how we manage to stay as healthy as we are.
20632981 tn?1503691167 Right now, your medication problem is that it doesn't sound to me like any of your docs is very good at what they do. That's very common. Why do I say this? First, you got put on antidepressants for a hormonal problem. There are many natural ways to try and balance hormones or deal with the effects that are a whole lot less troublesome than these drugs, and doctors are supposed to follow a regime of, first, do no harm. That's part of their oath.
Avatar m tn However, current research is focusing on Glutamate receptors in the so far fruitless search for that elusive chemical imbalance -- it seems to have nothing to do with serotonin. It's best not to get caught up in that thinking because it sounds so fatalistic and we really don't know if it's true or not yet, so please, don't feel hopeless even if you eventually get a diagnosis of depression -- it's just a description, not a statement of knowledge that we know what's causing it.
Avatar f tn To answer your questions, I think Lupron significantly lowers the production of hormones, and the add back gives you what you need. I think we are fixing a hormonal imbalance this way.
469720 tn?1388149949 Warfarin, insulin, and digoxin together account for over one-third of emergency department visits for adverse drug events among older adults.—Budnitz DS, Pollock, DA, Weidenbach KN, et al. National Surveillance of Emergency Department Visits for Outpatient Adverse Drug Events. JAMA. 2006;296:1858-1866. “About one in three older persons taking at least five medications will experience an adverse drug event each year, and about two thirds of these patients will require medical attention.
203342 tn?1328740807 What in the world is going on with me? If this is hormonal then how can I fix it because I don't like feeling this way at all! Does anyone else feel like this or am I the only crazy one here? Sometimes I've wondered if I'm getting close to Menopause but I've had blood work done less than a year ago and I guess everything was ok because they never called me back with my results and they only call you back if there's a concern or something.
Avatar n tn Your symptoms are identicle to those listed for hypothyroidism but a person can feel hypothyroid even if labs are normal but antibodies are elevated. My mother has been taking prozac for years but she did not need it until she developed other illnesses, INCLUDING HYPOTHYROIDISM. TNT, don't feel that me or anyone else is putting a "stigma" on you because you take the Zoloft. Remember that many others out there take Antidepressants with their thyroid treatment.
Avatar f tn can you plz be positive and damn care about whatever going on around you and think that its nothing but some chemical imbalance in you brain.
Avatar f tn So they made me think I was CRAZY So she gave me prozac and b/c the b/c made me sick so I stopped taking them and just kept going up in dose on the prozac and since it was helping w/the moods they also put me on lacmital for the moods.
Avatar n tn In the past the doctors have treated her as ADHD and I know sometimes these two things go together. Is it possible that a child could be ODD and not ADHD also? I just don't think that my daughter has an atten deficiet/hyper problem and shouldn't be treated with the typical ADHD medication. Her problems seem to stem from an emotional or hormonal imbalance. Shouldn't this be treated with medication for depression or anxiety?
Avatar n tn I now theres no good news to know if i have an hormonal imbalance, but on the other hand its so difficult to live with all this symptons, that i wish this is the explanation and with some meds to balance the thryoid i can feel well again.
Avatar f tn I also would like to add that I have tried a number of medications with no relief including Valium, Mcklezine, Diamox, Atenolol (caused my blood pressure to drop way too low), Prozac, Zoloft (I only used both of these for a short amount of time b/c Zoloft caused me to keep throwing up and Prozac just done nothing.
Avatar n tn I started with Paxil, that worked well, but was EXTREMELY tired, so after about 3 or 4 years switched to Prozac, which also worked for about 3 years. About 3 weeks after I delivered my 3rd baby, I had SEVERE and bizarre symptoms, felt like the prozac was NOT working at all, in addition to some insane OCD symptoms that I had NEVER had before---best described as "intrusive thoughts".
Avatar f tn I went to an acupuncturist twice, and he could tell I had a major hormonal imbalance going on, and he wanted me to do acupuncture weekly since my problems were so severe, but I can't afford that, either, so I just went twice for treatment and taking the supplements. I totally blame my doctor for missing the mark on this one, and I just want to get back to normal as soon as possible!
Avatar n tn I have tried everything from lexapro, celexa, Prozac, paxil, trazadone and nothing works for me except benadryl. It works wonders for me and it is a lot safer than any of the meds I have taken and with no side effects. It would be safe to try even if you are on lexapro. I take a full teaspoon of the liquid benadryl at bedtime or any time I feel my mind wondering to thoughts of death or my attacks. The symptoms i have are PMDD. Look it up and see if you have the symptoms. Ihope this helps.