2 weeks on AD now last 3 days been going downhill is this normal?

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I've been on a AD for 2 weeks and was getting better it seemed while the last 3 days I've felt like I'm going back downhill. Is this normal? I'm about to start my period in the next week could that cause this? I'm so frustrated and sad sad that I'm never going to get better.

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    It's like the stock market on the rise. Your mood will go up and down but never as low as the past. It could definitely be your cycle causing your negative feelings. I find Midol helps me with those mood changes. Good luck!
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    Oh love I am on citalopram because of my high hormone fluctuations.  It took 3 weeks for it to really get in to my system and there are plenty of women on here that have noticed this pattern.  In fact in a lot of cases anxiety comes from your hormones. 

    When did it start - was it suddenly - and was there any hormonal implants or changes in pills or things like that ??

    Mel xx

    p.s.  I can assure you, you will get better.

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      I'm taking it for depression and I've been getting better but all of a sudden 3 days ago I started going downhill. I feel like I'm starting all over but I did start a birth control and I'm suppose to start my period next week. My anxiety does seem higher also for sure sad
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      It's normal for your mood to go up and down when recovering.  Small things will upset the body ..... an event, hormones, change of routine, even a weekend or sometimes nothing at all will make the mood fluctuate.  Whatever it is, it is normal.  Just accept these blips, know they'll pass, carry on and you'll find you'll start to feel ok again.  Each blip can last any length of time, but should get less and less as time passes.

      K xx

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      Thank you! I guess I'm just hoping that pills are still working because the last few days I've felt like they haven't. I was getting better the last 2 weeks so it's just discouraging.
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      They are still working, even when you feel rubbish.  Feeling up then down is a sure way to tell the pills are working and doing their job.  Seems they follow this normal path, and eventually the down periods will peter out.  Can take a long time though for it all to level out.

      K xx

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      Yep the birth control will upset the apple cart.  I couldn't take the pill would be bouncing off the ceiling.  I have helped some young girls who have had five year implants and ended up with bipolar symptoms.  Also I know one woman who after years of fighting depression had her ovaries removed went on HRT and didn't look back and didn't need another SSRI.  Hormones control over 400 bodily functions and depression / anxiety, agitation can all be down to hormone imbalances.  What happens a week before our period, but can be up to 10 days is our oestrogen levels drop, which is our feel good factor.  Some people it is so bad feel just plain overwhelmed.  The book is astounding and awesome reading.  biggrin 

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      Don't know why the reply I sent you has been sent for moderation as all content is medical fact and written by Professors in the relevant areas and what I have been taught whilst under a Professor.  Hope you get the full content.

      Mel Xx

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      Hi there,

      It explains a lot in the reply that is waiting to come through.  But I have hugh highs with my hormones and lows - not depression as such - just sheer exhaustion.  But I did put in there about one lady who suffered with depression as she was not producing enough oestrogen and then when she had her ovaries removed went on HRT and hey presto never had another SSRI.  So I will wait and so what comes through.  But the only thing I can think is the book I recommended, but if they have blocked that is sad as that book was given to all the girls in my family, I mean cousins etc to explain the hormone imbalance that runs through our family and the connection between hormones and depression, anxiety etc. etc.  As going on a new pill would upset the apple cart for a while.  The book is written by a Professor and all that it contains has research to back it up.

      Catch you soon when I see what they done with the reply and can infill for you.

      Mel Xx

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      Hi there again.

      Been back through some of my previous discussions with other women who are truly suffering with hormones and yep they have taken out the book. 

      Some birth control takes a while to balance out and some just plain agravate the whole body balance.  As hormones control over 400 bodily functions and have a hugh effect on our brains.

      I have helped quite a lot of people with the wisdom and training I have had.  Two young girls and i know there are lots out there, have had five year implants which have given them bipolar symptoms - which was explained again in this book along with depression.

      Can't think what else put in there. 

      Hope your hormones settle down - if they don't after 3 months I would go back to your GP there are definitely good ones out there and a friend of mine who works in mental health, had severe PMT was prescribed czette - think how you spell and it really does work.  Just need to do a bit of research.

      I couldn't take the pill would be bouncing off the ceiling.

      Hope this helps.

      Mel Xx.

      p.s. real shame they are taking bits out of my discussions and especially the name of that book as it has helped so many get their lives back!!

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      Hi,

      Thank you for replying. The birth control that I took was the Plan B pill and it has a high dose of hormones in it. It's only a one time thing. My husband and I were trying to have another baby but I didn't realize Paxil was the only ssri that your not suppose to take while pregnant. The day after I took it I've went down hill. I'm hoping once it's out of my system I will start to improve again. I've had 2 miscarriages in the last 2 years and my most recent being Aug. I just have been discouraged because I've been severely depressed from not being able to have another child. I was doing better but then all of a sudden feel like I'm starting over.

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      Hi,

      I really know those feelings as I too have had miscarriages due to hormone imbalances.  Don't give up hope.  There are specialist out there that can help.  There is somebody else that has entered in to discussions on here called Carmax if you go back through my discussions you can pick it up and she has found the right people in her area.  I suggested to her to try the infertility clinic at her local hospital as her GP was none too helpful and I think they have redirected her to the repeat miscarriages who are going to do a load of tests on her - as my mum had three miscarriages before me and needed progesterone injections to keep me and I know a woman they used hrt to get her pregnant.  My mum had my brother first and then the miscarriages too.

      Big hugs.

      Melxx

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      p.s.  forgot to say any thing with high hormone contents is going to make people that are chemically sensitive feel awful and create all sorts of symptoms, but it does really excasperate depression, anxiety etc. etc.  They put progesterone below my skin because my womb wouldn't thicken up and thought I was going to hit the deck for a year!!!  I will send you a private message with the name of that book as it really is good.
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