Posted by Ritch on September 20, 2002, at 22:46:02
In reply to BPII/depression linked to endocrine probs?, posted by constance on September 20, 2002, at 10:02:57
> After living with my prob. for my whole life, I've gotten to know it. I have a suspicion that I have some hormone imbalances and many doctors have suspected adrenal problems. I am being treated for hypothyroidism but it hasn't solved much. I took things upon myself and bought some progesterone cream and applied it everyday. MY MOOD SWINGS DISAPPEARED!!! But obviously I shouldn't be treating this on my own (plus it causes severe constipation and blows out your libido) but can't find a doctor in NYC area who does NEUROENDOCRINOLOGY. Any one have rec's or referrals? I cannot plunk down another $600 to find out that a doctor has no intention of pursuing that route--I don't have insurance. I've read some articles in mainstream pubs about women who have been cured of mood disorders through hormone treatment and we're not talking menopause or even perimenopause. I am 27.
I am convinced that BPII depressions are 100% neuroendocrine based. In my case, just 5mg of Adderall AM, solved the depression/alertness/attention problem, but the anxiety.... I've got to get my tdoc and pdoc together on T4 supplemenation, somehow...