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No periods, no sex drive, big weight gain!

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  • Posted By: candigrll
  • May 28, 2008
  • 04:50 AM

I am a 32 yo female, and I used to be happy, free-spirited, outgoing and adventurous. Something bad is going oninside of me, and I need some help to figure it out....

Two years ago, I gave birth to a wonderful baby boy. I have a few bouts of depression in the past ( moslty brought on by situations as the sdden loss of a family member) but I was taking zoloft and it was working wonderfully. Eight years ago, my gallbladder was removed due to an infetion, and Five years ago, my appendix followed.)

After a difficult pregnancy (6 months of morning sickness, then 3 months os bedrest due to high blood pressure, followed by a rare case of postpardum toxemia), I lapsed into severe postpardum depression, which I tired to self medicate with pain pills ( bad idea). I went through several antidepressants (zoloft to wellbutrin) until I landed on Cymbalta, which seemed to at least offer some help.

However, lots of other things are wrong, and here is the list:
1. No period: I thought it might be thyriod related, but I've had 2 TSH tests , 3rd generation( one from my gyno, on form my GP) at 1.73, which is on the low end of NL. My gyno said it was prob because I was still nursing off and on, and put me on the Mirena IUD. I've now had a period off and on for 6 weeks, which is NL with Mirena, but artificially induced none the less.

2. NO sex drive: Before the baby, I had a very actve sex drive. My husband and I would occational swing, and I was sexually attracted to both males and females. And now, sex is an absolute chore and I am almost repulsed by it at times. My old gyno said this is typical in sleep deprived first time moms, and I should try harder to make time with my husband ( I wanted to kick him) I guess I should try harder to get my period to start too, huh?:p

3. Excessive sweating: After working out, it looks like I have bee swimming. My electric bill isthrough the roof because I'm in Houston andit's hot here anyway!

4 Weight gain: I initially last the 50 lbs of baby weight after the first six months. About a year ago, itstarted climbing and climbing and now I am 5'1 and 170lbs. As the weight went up, I began to get more and more careful about watching my calories, and as of last week, I was weight training for an hour a day 3x week, doing the elliptical 45mins 6x a week, in addition to chasing a toddler. My weight still goes up about 1/2lb per month. How much harder can I try than that?

I still feel a little depressed, and recently I have been having bouts of muscle weakness that have been getting worse and longer, almost flu wothout the pain.

I hae also had joint pain, co0nfusion and lethargy, especially when I wake up in the morning. Atfirst, I thought I was just getting old, but it gets worse over time.

Oh, and my resting pulse is freaking 120!!!!!:eek:


does ANYBODY have any idea what is goign on withme? I would almost believe that I'm crazy, but so much of tis stuff is physical, and I remember what it was like to be ME! and I am not ME!

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  • May have solved my own problem.... I've been on Nexium since galbladder was out several years ago...I have a hiatal hernia so I probably always will be.... Nexium chnages the ph of the stomach, making B12 difficult to absorb..... Got a shot of B12 yestersday, and headache and muscle weakness was gone in 2hrs....woke up this morning and knew where I was, was able to roll over and walk ourof bed without joint pain..... I guess only time will tell if this was it, but I sure hope so! :o
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  • hi,even though you think you might of worked out your own problem,i would strongly suggest that you write everything down that has happened to you from the begining and go doctors show them and tell them how you are now,hopefully they will be able to do something for you
    gemma_frost161 99 Replies Flag this Response
  • May have solved my own problem.... I've been on Nexium since galbladder was out several years ago...I have a hiatal hernia so I probably always will be.... Nexium chnages the ph of the stomach, making B12 difficult to absorb..... Got a shot of B12 yestersday, and headache and muscle weakness was gone in 2hrs....woke up this morning and knew where I was, was able to roll over and walk ourof bed without joint pain..... I guess only time will tell if this was it, but I sure hope so! :o that's great to hear :) . B12 deficiency can cause heaps of issues!
    taniaaust1 2267 Replies Flag this Response
  • "I am a 32 yo female, and I used to be happy, free-spirited, outgoing and adventurous. Something bad is going oninside of me, and I need some help to figure it out.... Two years ago, I gave birth to a wonderful baby boy. I have a few bouts of depression in the past ( moslty brought on by situations as the sdden loss of a family member) but I was taking zoloft and it was working wonderfully. Eight years ago, my gallbladder was removed due to an infetion, and Five years ago, my appendix followed.) After a difficult pregnancy (6 months of morning sickness, then 3 months os bedrest due to high blood pressure, followed by a rare case of postpardum toxemia), I lapsed into severe postpardum depression, which I tired to self medicate with pain pills ( bad idea). I went through several antidepressants (zoloft to wellbutrin) until I landed on Cymbalta, which seemed to at least offer some help. However, lots of other things are wrong, and here is the list:1. No period: I thought it might be thyriod related, but I've had 2 TSH tests , 3rd generation( one from my gyno, on form my GP) at 1.73, which is on the low end of NL. My gyno said it was prob because I was still nursing off and on, and put me on the Mirena IUD. I've now had a period off and on for 6 weeks, which is NL with Mirena, but artificially induced none the less. 2. NO sex drive: Before the baby, I had a very actve sex drive. My husband and I would occational swing, and I was sexually attracted to both males and females. And now, sex is an absolute chore and I am almost repulsed by it at times. My old gyno said this is typical in sleep deprived first time moms, and I should try harder to make time with my husband ( I wanted to kick him) I guess I should try harder to get my period to start too, huh?:p 3. Excessive sweating: After working out, it looks like I have bee swimming. My electric bill isthrough the roof because I'm in Houston andit's hot here anyway! 4 Weight gain: I initially last the 50 lbs of baby weight after the first six months. About a year ago, itstarted climbing and climbing and now I am 5'1 and 170lbs. As the weight went up, I began to get more and more careful about watching my calories, and as of last week, I was weight training for an hour a day 3x week, doing the elliptical 45mins 6x a week, in addition to chasing a toddler. My weight still goes up about 1/2lb per month. How much harder can I try than that? I still feel a little depressed, and recently I have been having bouts of muscle weakness that have been getting worse and longer, almost flu wothout the pain. I hae also had joint pain, co0nfusion and lethargy, especially when I wake up in the morning. Atfirst, I thought I was just getting old, but it gets worse over time. Oh, and my resting pulse is freaking 120!!!!!:eek: does ANYBODY have any idea what is goign on withme? I would almost believe that I'm crazy, but so much of tis stuff is physical, and I remember what it was like to be ME! and I am not ME!"I was wondering if you have gotten any help? I feel that I have some something similar wrong with me as you! Have you any relief?PLMKsandrac_76@yahoo.com
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  • I am a 32 yo female, and I used to be happy, free-spirited, outgoing and adventurous. Something bad is going oninside of me, and I need some help to figure it out.... Two years ago, I gave birth to a wonderful baby boy. I have a few bouts of depression in the past ( moslty brought on by situations as the sdden loss of a family member) but I was taking zoloft and it was working wonderfully. Eight years ago, my gallbladder was removed due to an infetion, and Five years ago, my appendix followed.) After a difficult pregnancy (6 months of morning sickness, then 3 months os bedrest due to high blood pressure, followed by a rare case of postpardum toxemia), I lapsed into severe postpardum depression, which I tired to self medicate with pain pills ( bad idea). I went through several antidepressants (zoloft to wellbutrin) until I landed on Cymbalta, which seemed to at least offer some help. However, lots of other things are wrong, and here is the list:1. No period: I thought it might be thyriod related, but I've had 2 TSH tests , 3rd generation( one from my gyno, on form my GP) at 1.73, which is on the low end of NL. My gyno said it was prob because I was still nursing off and on, and put me on the Mirena IUD. I've now had a period off and on for 6 weeks, which is NL with Mirena, but artificially induced none the less. 2. NO sex drive: Before the baby, I had a very actve sex drive. My husband and I would occational swing, and I was sexually attracted to both males and females. And now, sex is an absolute chore and I am almost repulsed by it at times. My old gyno said this is typical in sleep deprived first time moms, and I should try harder to make time with my husband ( I wanted to kick him) I guess I should try harder to get my period to start too, huh?:p 3. Excessive sweating: After working out, it looks like I have bee swimming. My electric bill isthrough the roof because I'm in Houston andit's hot here anyway! 4 Weight gain: I initially last the 50 lbs of baby weight after the first six months. About a year ago, itstarted climbing and climbing and now I am 5'1 and 170lbs. As the weight went up, I began to get more and more careful about watching my calories, and as of last week, I was weight training for an hour a day 3x week, doing the elliptical 45mins 6x a week, in addition to chasing a toddler. My weight still goes up about 1/2lb per month. How much harder can I try than that? I still feel a little depressed, and recently I have been having bouts of muscle weakness that have been getting worse and longer, almost flu wothout the pain. I hae also had joint pain, co0nfusion and lethargy, especially when I wake up in the morning. Atfirst, I thought I was just getting old, but it gets worse over time. Oh, and my resting pulse is freaking 120!!!!!:eek: does ANYBODY have any idea what is goign on withme? I would almost believe that I'm crazy, but so much of tis stuff is physical, and I remember what it was like to be ME! and I am not ME! I can't tell for sure - but here is what I have to add as factors to help you decipher the solution- have you had the Gardasil shots? Those end periods - and cause rheumatoid arthritis-= seek help groups on yahoo- I know of two but don't think I am allowed to tell them to you on here = search for them. ( google)THen also - get off all artificial sweeteners- they cause lots of symptoms and dr.s can't understand it is a poison and causing LOTS of symptoms and chaos. Stevia and agave are safe sugars as is Sweet N Low but I would stick with the forst two being all natrual. (sacchrin has never been proven to cause cancer as the media spread about it- but enough testimonies found on line attest to the devastation cause by sucralose/ splenda and aspartame.
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