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What is causing these symptoms????

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • December 4, 2009
  • 02:05 AM

Hello, I am a 23 (almost 24) year old female. I am relatively good health, but am a bit overweight. I had a borderline malignancy ovarian tumor removed last year, as well as my gallbladder the previous year, but other than that no major surgeries.

For as long as I can remember, I have been unmotivated I will call it. I have odd sleep schedules- staying up late, sleeping in, and they often cause me to miss class, or decide to call in sick to work. I go through periods of emotional turmoil, all of a sudden out of nowhere I will feel an immense feeling of sadness and no self-worth and burst into tears and just be beside myself to the point of nearly being suicidal, and then just as suddenly as it came on, it will be gone.

I have been in and out of college and boring jobs for 5 years. I'm back in school again, but I find myself missing classes when I'm not sick, not doing schoolwork, and just generally pretty apathetic.

I don't have much interest in anything I used to love... horseback riding for example. I used to love it and would spend all day on a horse whenever possible, but lately when the opportunity to ride comes about, I usually make excuses or just really don't enjoy it as much. Yet I still love thinking about it and talking about and work with horses, it's strange.

I also have memory and concentration problems to the extreme. I can never remember when something is due, appointments, if I ask someone a question, I forget that I asked them and a few minutes later, I will ask again. I can't remember what I did two days ago, things like that. There is a history of Alzheimer's in my family but I know I'm way too young for that.

I will often find myself zoning out on something, and in turn, procrastinating other things that need to be done. I've lost a good amount of interest in social things, such as dating. I go on dates, but just don't enjoy it and even when it's a good guy I have a lot in common with, I generally don't pursue it at all, even if he is. I don't go out with friends nearly as much as I used to.

From what I've found on the internet, it seems I'm showing the symptoms of depression, yet I don't feel depressed most of the time. Any ideas?

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  • Hello, I am a 23 (almost 24) year old female. I am relatively good health, but am a bit overweight. I had a borderline malignancy ovarian tumor removed last year, as well as my gallbladder the previous year, but other than that no major surgeries.For as long as I can remember, I have been unmotivated I will call it. I have odd sleep schedules- staying up late, sleeping in, and they often cause me to miss class, or decide to call in sick to work. I go through periods of emotional turmoil, all of a sudden out of nowhere I will feel an immense feeling of sadness and no self-worth and burst into tears and just be beside myself to the point of nearly being suicidal, and then just as suddenly as it came on, it will be gone.I have been in and out of college and boring jobs for 5 years. I'm back in school again, but I find myself missing classes when I'm not sick, not doing schoolwork, and just generally pretty apathetic. I don't have much interest in anything I used to love... horseback riding for example. I used to love it and would spend all day on a horse whenever possible, but lately when the opportunity to ride comes about, I usually make excuses or just really don't enjoy it as much. Yet I still love thinking about it and talking about and work with horses, it's strange.I also have memory and concentration problems to the extreme. I can never remember when something is due, appointments, if I ask someone a question, I forget that I asked them and a few minutes later, I will ask again. I can't remember what I did two days ago, things like that. There is a history of Alzheimer's in my family but I know I'm way too young for that.I will often find myself zoning out on something, and in turn, procrastinating other things that need to be done. I've lost a good amount of interest in social things, such as dating. I go on dates, but just don't enjoy it and even when it's a good guy I have a lot in common with, I generally don't pursue it at all, even if he is. I don't go out with friends nearly as much as I used to.From what I've found on the internet, it seems I'm showing the symptoms of depression, yet I don't feel depressed most of the time. Any ideas?Hi,I think it's great that you're seeking out help for your conditions. That shows great strength in trying to get out of the situation that you currently find yourself in.I know this might sound like an odd solution to your problems, but have you had any blood tests lately? You might be suffering from what could be a disease called "hypothyroidism". Your symptoms of being lethargic, tired, a little over-weight, not really motivated, memory loss...are all symptoms of hypothyroidism.Essentially, it's a problem with your thyroid gland, in your neck. It's job is to release hormones into your body to do a variety of things that your body relies on. Hypothyroidism means that your thyroid gland in your neck isn't producing enough of these hormones.I'm not a doctor, but I know this condition is really common in women (out of the people who actually are diagnosed with the condition). It's curable, and there are a variety of ways to attack it.So my advice, would be first and foremost to schedule an appointment with your/a doctor to get their recommendations. Let them know of your conditions, and have them take a blood test.Hope this helps!
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    • December 17, 2009
    • 11:54 PM
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