Hi guys so I wrote about two days ago explaining my depression and anxiety. Just to recap I have been taking Zoloft for about two years now and it’s been great however these past two days have been horrible. Constant suicidle thoughts and anxiety. I’m on the verge of getting my period and I’m wondering if that’s it??? Anyone knows if this dark cloud goes away once your period starts? Or how far in advanced do you guys get depressed before your period. I’m so worried because I was legit perfect three days ago.
Ongoing depression- sudden depression and anxiety. Could it be my period?
- 3 Dec 2018 by Mmurcia1029
- 4 December 2018
- zoloft, depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder, premenstrual dysphoric disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, major depressive disorder, period
I find I get irritable & tense during ovulation, & then, for me, I get it again about a week before my period. Without the stuff i now take, that I mentioned in the other thread of yours, it could be really intense. I also use evening primrose oil, & combined with the other thing I mentioned, I'm much better. I'm now still aware of it when it happens, but it's much less intense.
I did & do always feel much better once my period starts.
I found dairy terrible for my anxiety, so you might want to do your own research on that. You never know.
There are other things that can cause suicidal thoughts; natural & artificial. Def keep researching, as it's more along the natural or alternative health approaches, which I can't really get into on this site.
Some antidepressants can cause depression, so I strongly suggest discussing it with your doctor. I don't know enough about Zoloft to know if others have had thoughts like that which their doctor put down to the medication. Some Internet research should help, if its a common symptom. Definitely discuss it with your doctor as soonas possible.
You shouldn't have to feel that way, so please don't give up until it's resolved & you feel better. It's horrendous when you're going through it, but it will get better, with research & working with your doctor. It may even be that a different antidepressant would work better for you. It can sometimes take trying a few until you findone that works well for you.
I was on antidepressants for 25 years, & I'm now off them & fine. I just urge you to work with your doctor, to get to a stable time, & from there you can look at both mainstream, orthodox medicine, & also the alternate/natural/complimentary side of medicine, to see if you can make changes that may allow you to eventually be free of drugs & naturally in balance. Finding someone who works in complementary medicine, & will work alongside what your doctor is doing for you, is usually the best approach, in my personal opinion, but the main thing is to get back to your doctor & get things under control, so that you're free of suicidal thoughts, & feeling more like yourself.
Yes! I totally understand what you’re talking about. I’m so happy you were able to notice that it revolves around your period. It took me forever to notice. You can take the pill (birth control) to prevent it from happening or try an antidepressant. Mine was horrible and I was suicidal and I “knew” my life was over for the two weeks before my period then everything went back to normal. It’s called PMDD if you want to google it. I hope this helps and you find some relief. I was on birth control for 8 months and I saw results right away. I stopped taking it because I didn’t want to go back to my ob/gyn but it hasn’t returned which is amazing. If you have any more questions just ask!
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