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Looks like depression, but it's not

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  • Posted By: Ataloss
  • September 7, 2007
  • 00:37 AM

Hello- My husband has been through several years of doctors and diagnosis' but to date no one has been accurate and he continues to have the same symptoms monthly with little or no relief. We initially thought he was suffering from depression but now I am not so sure. Every month from the first to the 10th (give or take a day) he wakes up feeling irritible, restless, depressed, moody, fatiqued, has trouble sleeping and concentrating, his senses become very acute, he experiences a strange taste sensation when it takes his first bite of food, has a lack of motivation, and a general feeling of anxiety. He went to his general practitioner, an internal disease specialist, a neuro, and now a psychiatrist who has a very good rep but cannot figure out the problem or meds that will help. He has a very high resistance to medication and we have tried increasing the dosage of his medication but nothing seems to work. After ten or so days he wakes up and feels "like a million bucks." He has been on Lexapro, Paxil(I think), Cymbalta, Wellbutrin and Lithium. He is now on Limictal. He was tested for Lyme, low testosterone(sp?), and thyroid idsorders. His B12 came back low but according to the docs, not low enough for these issues and it would beon a more regualr basis. We are stumped and he is frustrated. Any ideas would be great. Thank you...we are truly at a loss.

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