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Could this be something more?

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 31, 2007
  • 08:23 AM

I was diagnosed with an NOS mood disorder last year. However, I have a feeling that it's something more. I take Lamictal, and sometimes it works, and other times it's like it has zero effect.

I've noticed these symptoms that has developed in the past few months:

worsening insomnia
easier to anger
sensitivity to light
constant headaches on the left side
lack of concentration
memory loss (big issue since I'm only 22)
marked feelings of loneliness, even when I'm around people

I've also noticed that the depression has gotten slightly worse, but it might be seasonal, and my self-perception, which has always been off, is even worse. I have thoughts of being unloved and unwanted by the opposite sex.

I don't know what's wrong anymore. And I'm scared to be put on any more meds because of the weight gain issue; I can't afford to gain any more weight.

Can someone shine some light on this? And I'm sorry if this came out a little confusing.

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  • I'm sorry you are having such bad symptoms.Depression can cause sleep disturbances, loss of interest in activities, guilt or worthless feelings, low energy, problems with concentration, poor appetite, and either psychomotor agitation or depression, along with low mood.If you have 5/9 of these you may have depression. But these are non-specific symptoms and can be from other things, too.The headaches and light sensitivity might be migraines.I had profound fatigue, bad migraines and was told I had depression for years, but my final diagnosis turned out to be something much more complex called hashimoto's Encephalopathy. It's diagnosed my checking thyroid antibodies and many patients who have it will have normal thyroid hormone levels.Sorry if I already replied in one of your past posts and you have already looked into this.Best Wishes to you!
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