But the worst was my racing mind. I could not shut it off. I didn't sleep well and during the day it was so bad that it was hard to concentrate and that made me even more tired. The progesterone was amazing. It took a while to fully work. (Maybe six to seven months in all) But it did work. The libido never did get very high but was there.
I am noticing now, though, that some of the symptoms are returning, so I will work on adjusting my amount of progesterone used each night until I get it right again. I am 42 and know that I have been going through perimenopause (blood test showed it) for the last two years so I'm sure I just need an increase.
Hope this helps anyone who is going through the hell that this causes. It's hard to feel like a decent wife and mom when you have to deal with this.
18) I never thought anything of my symptoms of anxiety, low libido, poor memory ever being related until my doctor sent me for tests because I wasn't getting pregnant. Now that I have an idea of what's going on I feel a lot better about it. Hope there is a solution to this though.
17) I definitely have pmdd. I have not had a period in over three months. I am 43 years old and i feel like i have no life. I can't sleep and when i finally fall asleep i have a difficult time waking up.
I have bloating, severe indigestion, constipation, and have not had sex in too long. I have had abdominal pain a while back, but still have pain at certain times of the month. my doctor ordered blood work for hormone levels, and thyroid. I have extremely low, practically nonexistent progesterone levels, very low testerone if any. Not to mention estrogen is low. It's not even on the chart. It falls in between a black hole and not quite menopause.
I have tried hrt, however, i developed a cyst in my breast over a seven week treatment due to hrt, so i stopped taking any hormone replacement medication.
i have taken all of the other recommended herbal meds, however still no improvement. i have done tons of research and i am a registered nurse but i can't find any solutions, not even one. please help.
15) I have had some hormone issues and I have been seeing a naturopath doctor for help and the greatest treatment for me has been the wild yam cream. It has natural progesterone and it has helped me get pregnant if you are ttc. I would recommend seeing someone to put in balance the whole body, not just the symptoms. you won't regret it.
14) I have been in perimenopause for a couple of years.I am currently on hormones,and antidepressants and still not doing much better. Depression, fatigue, memory, concentration loss insomnia and severe bloating, heartburn and digestive problems have taken over my life. I am considering trying Amberen, a natural hormone I read about on the internet.
I have suffered from chronic depression and anxiety for many years and going through perimenopause doesn't help any. I have had all kinds of tests done and tried all kinds of meds, even herbal stuff and nothing seems to help.
Please post if you have any suggestions for me! Thanks.
13) wow. i haven't felt myself for a while now. i have two children and a year ago i stopped taking my pill. i didn't get pregnant and my partner and i went to a fertility specialist who sent us away to get tested.
i thought it was my partner with the problem but the results came back saying my progesterone levels were lower than a male's levels.
Human influenza viruses are known to drift, or mutate, from season to season, allowing the viruses to spread through the population a little easier. At the same time, humans are constantly evolving antibodies to fight the viruses. The human immune system contains a range of antibodies that can bind to the flu virus, meaning there is a higher potential for the population to fend off viruses that are slightly unfamiliar, Webby said.
Predicting which strain of the flu will dominate a flu season involves mapping seasonal trends, field testing and, to some degree, guess work. Sometimes, the vaccine is not a good match.
Slight drifts in a dominant influenza virus are not a huge cause for concern, according to health experts. Vaccines can still provide some level of defense against the flu, even when the vaccine is not a perfect match. “It would have to be a very severe drift for a vaccine to provide no protection at all,” Webby said. Despite a mutation in the H3N2, the vaccine has averted roughly a third of the flu cases seen this season, according to the CDC.
The three types of influenza viruses are types A, B and C. Influenza viruses A and B are what cause most of the human infections, with A typically being the more severe of the two. Viruses are made up of seven segments of RNA, or genetic material. “Every so often, one of those segments gets changed very dramatically,” Patrick Schlievert, a professor and chair of microbiology at the University of Iowa, told IBTimes. “Those are the ones that usually bring in a new pandemic.”
The viruses that worry health experts the most are those “coming out of animal reservoirs,” Webby said. They are what health experts call the “pandemic strains” – viruses unfamiliar to the human immune system that suddenly jump into humans.
In 2009, a novel strain of the H1N1 influenza A virus, commonly known as swine flu, made its way to the U.S. The first cases were reported in March in California. The virus killed an estimated 10,000 Americans, including 7,500 young adults and 1,100 children, by December. Health experts estimated that more than 15 percent of the country had been infected with the virus. “If a brand new virus comes in, it’s obviously going to be more severe and effect a greater part of the population,” Schlievert said.
However, even if an unforeseen strain were to make its way into the human population, health officials are, for the most part, prepared. A hundred years of medical advances have equipped physicians with the tools to keep death rates from influenza outbreaks relatively low, Schlievert argued. If the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918, which killed upwards of 30 to 50 million people worldwide, were to happen today, “it might kill 100,000 people,” Schlievert said. “The reason is that medical care is so much better” than it was nearly a century ago, he said.
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Flu cases are widespread across the state, with hospitalizations for flu-like symptoms almost doubling to 287 during the first week of January, according to the Ohio Department of Health.
"Influenza-like illness is now widespread throughout Ohio for the first time this flue season, and the number of associated hospitalizations are rising," the department said in a written statement.
The number of hospitalizations for flu symptoms — fever, cough, sore throat, body aces, headache, chills and fatigue — rose from 157 the last week of December, and the total hospitalization since the start of this flu season in October is 654, the department said.
Some people also experience vomiting or diarrhea, according to the CDC. Most people recover in several days to less than two weeks. Children and the elderly are most susceptible to complications of the flu.
The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said flu activity across the country is expected to continue to rise for at least several weeks. Flu season generally lasts through May, and hospitalizations generally peak between December and February, the department said.
Influenza vaccination is the safest and most effective way to prevent the flu in people older than 6 months, the department said. Other ways to avoid it include washing hands, using alcohol-based hand sanitizer, covering coughs and sneezes, avoid touching eyes, noses and mouths, and staying home when sick until you are fever free for 24 hours without using fever-reducing medicines.
"There are no flu vaccine shortages across Ohio," said Sietske de Fijter, chief of the Bureau of Infectious Diseases for the department. "The short time it will take to get a flu vaccine is much less than the time it will take you to recover from the flu."
The department doesn't track the number of aldut flu deaths.
There were 3,691 hospitalizations for flu-like symptoms during the last flu season, according to the state.
The severity of symptoms varies from one person to another and depends on two factors: how much or little enzymes a person produces; and on the quantity of food consumed.
The easiest test for a food intolerance is to remove the food from your diet for at least two weeks, see if symptoms improve and then try reintroducing the food (one by one). If symptoms return, an intolerance is likely.
Lactose intolerance can be tested far more thoroughly using a lactose tolerance test, a hydrogen breath test and a stool acidity test. Your doctor can arrange these and other food intolerance tests if necessary.
Food intolerance can be managed simply by cutting the food out of your diet. Babies or younger children with a lactose intolerance can be given soya milk instead of cow's milk. Adults may be able to tolerate small amounts of troublesome foods, so may need to experiment to work out what they can eat.
Supplements of digestive enzymes make life easier. The right enzyme will help break down food consumed that before it caused the symptoms. These enzymes are now available from foodreactions.org. Below is a list of digestive enzymes to help you understand which enzyme is required to break which food.
An enzyme is a protein that binds itself to a substance and converts it into another substance or smaller substances. Unless proteins, fats and carbohydrates (sugars) are converted into absorbable components they will remain in the digestive track leading to unpleasant symptoms as a result of their consumption by the bacteria living in our guts. The following table gives a glance for what each enzyme does and where it is produced/found:
Opiate withdrawal refers to a wide range of symptoms that can occur once opioid intake is interrupted or reduced. The amount, length and intensity of the symptoms vary from person to person. For some individuals, it can be a natural process, and for others, withdrawal can be severe. Opiate withdrawal occurs because it takes time for the body to regulate to no longer having the drug in the system.
An opioid is synthetic narcotic works similarly to naturally occurring opiates. These opiate-like substances bind to the opioid receptor sites in the brain, spinal cord, and gastrointestinal tract. Once the drugs attach to these receptor sites, they immediately exert their effects. The brain manufactures its own opioids which are responsible for a host of physical responses. Some of these reactions are the decrease of pain, a slower respiratory rate, and sometimes even used to control anxiety or depression. However, the body does not produce the number of opioids needed to manage high levels of pain. Taking prescription or illicit opioids can reduce adverse effects caused by pain, but with an array of dangerous side-effects.
Opiate withdrawal symptoms can be harsh to surpass if not correctly treated. The fear of going through withdrawal is what keeps many people dependent upon drugs like Heroin and Oxycodone. They don’t want to stop using opiates because they fear a return of pain and withdrawal symptoms that can resemble the worst imaginable flu. Symptoms can affect the individual both physically and emotionally.
An important fact to keep in mind is that different opioids remain in your system for various lengths of time what can affect the withdrawal syndrome onset. The amount of time your symptoms last depends on a combination of factors including frequency and amount of the use, length of the addiction, as well as individual factors like your health and emotional status.
Opiate withdrawal symptoms can include
- Strong cravings
- Muscle aches
- A runny nose
- Dilated pupils.
In most cases, these symptoms can be managed by a specialized medical treatment facility Opiate withdrawal can be a long and painful process and very hard to get through. For health compromised patients, untreated and unmonitored withdrawal can lead to unnecessary medical complications such as nausea, rapid heart-rate, elevated blood pressure and dehydration. The consecutive loss of fluids & electrolytes can cause abnormal heart rate and low potassium levels, which can lead to blood circulation issues or even a heart attack.
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Influenza B is a type of flu that is similar to influenza A. However, while A usually afflicts people in the early winter, influenza B can infect any time of the year. Another difference between the two, according to Dr. Vincent Racaniello, a professor at Columbia University, and author of "The Virology Blog," is that type B can only pass from human to human unlike type A bird flu or swine flu. However, researchers have found that gray and harbor seals can contract influenza B as well.
Type A and B share many symptoms.
One of the earliest symptoms of type B influenza is a fever. The National Institute of Health reports that the fever can come on quickly and go as high as 106 degrees. However, according to the Penn State College of Medicine, while A and B influenza share the same symptoms, type B generally produces much milder symptoms, so the fever will not be as acute. Also, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) reports that adults usually have a lower fever temperature than children do. The fever is often accompanied by body aches and fatigue.
Penn State Medical Center also reports that as the fever begins to leave, respiratory symptoms begin to develop. These symptoms are a stuffy or runny nose, cough and sore throat. These symptoms can become worse over time, and even turn into bronchitis or pneumonia if not treated. While these symptoms will usually disappear within a week, the cough can remain for several weeks.
There are times when type B influenza can affect the stomach also, which is why some people refer to it as the "stomach flu." The stomach flu is not a different type of flu virus; it is simply symptoms of the flu that affect the stomach. Some of these symptoms, as listed by the NIH, include vomiting, nausea and loss of appetite.
Influenza B symptoms, while the same as influenza A symptoms, are not quite as severe in their intensity. When you get a flu shot, it is meant to protect you from both influenza A and B strains.
Lexapro (20 to 40mg past 7 years)
Mirtazapine (30mg past 7 years)
Sodium Valproate (1500mg, 1 year, 2013)
Lithium (150mg, taken once off Sodium Valproate, 6 months 2014)
Seroquel (750mg, 5 years, 2010 - 2014 )
Ritalin (50 mg per day in the past 6 months)
Lexapro is my last medication I am getting off now (under GP and psychiatrists supervisor / guidance). All other medications were weaned off of over a long period of time and in small increments.
I started going off Lexapro a two weeks ago (20 mg down to 10 mg), the first week I thought I was just getting my girlfriends flu.
Then I went from 10 mg to nothing.
This has been HELL!
Cold sores, mouth ulcers, lethargy, headaches, really bad insomnia, grumpy and unsociable.