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I started experiencing bouts of depression in my mid to late 20's. With medication and therapy I was able to get to a better place each time. Had a stressful but fulfilling career, and through the tough points I was always able to continue working. I am now 48...and a few years back suffered the worst and deepest depression along with horrific anxiety and nothing has helped...tried various medications, talk therapy, acupuncture, reiki, breathing exercises/meditations, experimental treatments, aerobic exercise, healthier diet...one dr opinion after another and no one could help. Had a gynecologist test my hormones (thinking maybe at this age the hormone fluctuations can have something to do with this - especially since I feel so much worse right before and during my menstrual cycle.) Was told my hormones are showing pre menopause but nothing out of the ordinary for my age. Only option with great risk would be a birth control pill to help regulate my hormones and menstrual cycle. I've researched bioidentical hormones and specialists I can try in my area. Not sure if I should be going this route, but don't know what else to do. Thank you for reading my submission, and I would be so grateful for any help or advice.
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