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Why am I always tired, moody, depressed, unable to concentrate, and never get my period?

By December 3, 2009 - 4:46pm
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I am 18 years old and I grew up with not going to the doctor or dentist very often. My parents don't have health insurance and hardly any money. When I went to the doctor when I was 16 after begging to go I told the doctor that I have had my period since I was about 14. But in the last year it had started slowing down to where I only got it once every couple of months, I have very bad acne, and that i weighed about 190 pounds at the time. She took some blood and told me that my hormone levels were good and my metabolism was functioning like it should. She told me to use birth control. Well I went on birth control for 5 months and only got my period twice. I had to stop because I didn't have the money to keep buying it. Well since then I am now 235-240 pounds, still get depressed, have migraines out of the blue, get moody, and my period only comes about once every 8 months or so. I am not pregnant and their is no way I could be. Lately I feel really hungry but when I start eating I feel really full right away.

I have proof that until I hit puberty I was fine. I only weighed like 120 pounds and I was very active.
I am still active now. I walk or bike everywhere I go. I don't have a car. I am also in marching band. I get jittery for no reason and i can't focus. I go to a counselor and my depression is very low right now. They don't know what to do either. I have bad teeth too. I brush twice a day and use mouth wash but I have yellow stains and my teeth sometimes hurt. I am also getting my two bottom wisdom teeth.

I don't know what to do any more. I am tired of being tired and moody. Please give me something to go on.

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I have the same problem.... i am never able to concentrate ... so much so that pple complete their work ... move ahead... i am still left on the first thing .... though i have the abilities to finish things much faster ... however , i am not able to do so ... i always think i need to concentrate more and study more and work more ... i always keep thinkin of work... bt whenever i start working ; i get distracted .. i am really upset with .. Please help

July 17, 2010 - 12:49am

why am i always moody, not often hungry and do not feel like eating and why am i always tired?

i have felt this way for about about a year now, and i have recently been to the doctors and they diagnosed me with depression, they have advised me to get counciling to see if that helps, i dont think that that is the right diagnosis for my symtoms and i do not wish to go along with the counciling. Everyone is telling me i am moody and that gets me down even more, i always seem to get annoyed with the slightest things, and its now really upsetting me. i personally think its to do with my hormones and i want something to try and stop them from making me like this.
i need help, are you about to tell me what you think is wrong with me and what i should do about it?
i cant cope like this anymore,

December 23, 2009 - 4:41am
Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger (reply to love999)

Hi love999 - OK, you're saying you don't believe you have depression, don't want to go to counseling, and you think your situation is caused by a hormonal imbalance. No, I'm not going to tell you what I think is wrong with you and what you should do. I am going to suggest, however, that if your gut is telling you it's a hormone problem then you should consider getting diagnostic tests to determine if that's the problem. A gynecologist can help you, or an endrocrinologist, depending on whether you think the issues are related to your menstrual cycles or to your overall health.

Here is a link to information from the Hormone Foundation which you may find useful. The organization states "The endocrine system is a complex group of glands that helps to control reproduction, metabolism, growth and development through substances called hormones. It also controls the way you respond to your surroundings and provides the proper amount of energy your body needs to function. Sometimes the glands of the endocrine system are impaired and can cause a hormone imbalance. This hormone imbalance (or endocrine disease/condition) can affect your health in many ways, and some endocrine system diseases/conditions are more serious than others."


Good luck you you, and I hope you will let us know what you decide to do, and update us on your progress. Thanks for writing! Pat

December 23, 2009 - 5:10pm
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Thanks for posting the link to the endocrinology site.  Very useful information.


November 8, 2011 - 7:16am
Expert HERWriter Guide Blogger

Hi Mia19 -
First, you seem to be a very self aware young woman who is recognizing areas of concern and trying to find ways to resolve them. Good for you for writing in and for your interest in your own good health.

I'm not clear from what you've said whether you have access to any kind of health coverage on your own or through your parents. if you don't have any formal kind of health coverage, then there may be resources available to you in your community on a low cost or free basis. Have you asked your counselor for assistance in finding healthcare resources? Counselors often have this information, or know where to go to find it.

You are correct in being concerned about your teeth, as dental and oral health can affect your overall health in multiple ways. Does your community have a school of dentistry or a school for dental hygenists? These schools often offer free check-ups and cleanings, and can be a great resource if money is an issue.

Do these suggestions help you? If you would like help in locating resources specific to your community please let me know. You can either write to me here, or you can send me a direct message if you want to keep the name of your community private. You're not alone, and we will work with you to help you find the resources you need for your health. Hang in there! Pat

December 4, 2009 - 5:11pm
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