Posted by SLS on November 20, 2000, at 20:39:13
In reply to Scott, posted by Janice1 on November 20, 2000, at 19:42:48
Thanks for the warm sentiments. This place can make me feel so good. Very nice.
I didn't know that anxiety was associated with ovulation. How do you experience this anxiety? How long does it last? Is it common? What do you do about it, if anything?
> One of my rapid cycling cycles has developed and revolves around my menstral cycle - with a severe depression right after menses
Isn't this unusual? I am not clear on precisely what the word "menses" means. Does it refer to the onset of menstrual flow (first day) or the entire period?
A lady friend of mine who suffers with a soft bipolar type depression has done well on a combination of Effexor and Wellbutrin. Unfortunately, she still suffers a significant premenstrual depression. In addition, her cycle is irregular. I wonder if there is such a thing as a desychronization between estrogen and progesterone secretions. Her luteal phase is probably truncated.
I have urged her for over a year to speak to one of her doctors about the use of sex hormone therapy for her PMS. It is significant enough for her to miss days at work. She is currently taking birth-control pills, but I don't know what the formulation is. Is the "mini-pill" still popular? There may not be enough estrogen in the preparation she is using.
*** Question: What formulation of birth control pill is best suited for minimizing premenstrual mood fluctuations?
Gosh, what you pretty little girls have to go through to make life worth living for us clueless little boys.
Janice, I hope you are feeling as well as you sound.
I am doing significantly better than I was over the summer. I have recently added Zyprexa to my treatment regime. I am encouraged. But then again, I am so easily encouraged despite my history. I haven't figured out why.
Any input you could provide regarding PMS and hormone therapy would be helpful.