| | What is plaguing me? Please help. Yearly weight gain and loss of 20-30lbs.
If anyone can shed some light on this, I would appreciate it so much. I have been struggling to manage these symptoms for so long, and doctors have pointed in every direction (pituitary, thyroid, mental problems, drugs, the opposite of SADS?) to no avail for me. If someone experiences this, I would sincerely love to hear their story. Thank you, and bless you.
I have been struggling with a sharp seasonal personality change since puberty. I have been prescribed a course antidepressants (Celexa), taken natural remedies and taken myself off of all hormone-induced birth control as to decrease my estrogen intake. I am a 21 year old female in college. Family history includes substance abuse, autoimmune disorders, thyroid problems. Other useful information: I am ruled by my hormones (almost animalistic), I feel ultimate relief when I am with animals (has been suggested that oxytocin relieves vagus anxiety). I suffer from extremely oil skin and hair, so was prescribed Accutane (5 month course) for acne at age 15.
Lethargy (oversleeping, daytime tiredness, laziness)
Carbohydrate, sugar desire
Extremely heavy periods, heaviest at beginning
PMS for 2 weeksvery womanly (crampy, emotional, bloated) symptoms , plus periods for 10+ days
No desire to exercise
Feeling connection to Earth, sun
General sweetness, non-confrontational "ladylike" behavior
Colors: golds, browns, greens, oranges, yellows
Violent nightmares (death, accidents, apocalypse, rape, murder) almost every night, with vivid memory every day
Lighter periods, heaviest at 4 days in
PMS for 1.5 weeksvery masculine symptoms (intolerable desire to work out, dance, sex)
Require 7-20 hours of exercise/week
Depression and withdrawal, lack of engagement
Suicidal tendencies (self-harm, suicidal thoughts), general intimacy with death
Auditory (music playing on loop, voices) and visual (bugs flying around) hallucinations
Hard drug use, desire to escape reality
Gluttonous of physical pain, body soreness, and endorphins
Wildly increased libido
General domination and submission tendencies
Constant desire to be with animals (desire for oxytocin)
Colors: black, purple, blue, silver
Last edited by vitaminm; 11-17-2012 at 12:41 PM.