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I have been breastfeeding for 13 months. Around 8 months

I have been breastfeeding for 13 months. Around 8 months postpartum, I suddenly started to feel a lot of anxiety. I saw my OB and they prescribed Zoloft but I was scared to take it. Then shortly after I started to feel some strange symptoms I was told by several doctors they were due to hormonal imbalance/stress such as ocular migraines, blurry vision, light headedness, dizziness, nausea, heartburn, anxiety, skin crawling/jumpy feeling, heart racing, mood swings, rage, etc. I saw another OB Gyn and she prescribed progesterone 100mg pills and this has helped a LOT with most of the hormonal symptoms. However, the anxiety was still there because I have always been anxious, I have a phobia and being a stay at home mom is pretty stressful. So I just recently stopped the progesterone and started the 25mg zoloft. I don't like the idea of taking so many medications, plus I want to feel how I feel on just the zoloft alone and I am scared the progesterone will mask that. But I am also afraid I will never feel 100% because I need to control the hormones as well. So far I am not having terrible side effects on the zoloft, but I am worried my hormonal symptoms are coming back. I sometimes have some skin crawling/jumpy feeling and I am feeling more mood swings/rage than usual. Is it necessary to take the Zoloft and the progesterone together or will I eventually feel better when enough time has passed for the Zoloft to take effect?

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Almost 3 months Postpartum. Exclusively breastfeeding.

Almost 3 months Postpartum. Exclusively breastfeeding. Starting to have some discharge feels like at moments it leaks out. It has a yellow light green color. No odor no itching just annoying. I took a monistat vaginal health test and it turned green. What could that be?

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I have had burning labia for 10 months, treated for yeast,

I have had burning labia for 10 months, treated for yeast, bv and atropic vaginosis, estrofen cream vaginally orescribed. But burning prtsistlllsJA: How long have you been dealing with the burning? Are you experiencing any other discomfort?Customer: 10 months, am 68 and put menopausal, now I noticed some blood blisters that look like little dark purple vein on the labia, I've been treating with a homeopathic cream.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Diabetic type 2, arthritic and stage 3 kidney disease

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Since having my son 2 years ago, I've been getting bad PMS

Since having my son 2 years ago, I've been getting bad PMS and acid reflux and bloating/fluid retention around my stomach on and off. What could this be? Concerned about cancer. I'm 35.

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I have a 5 year old. I stopped breastfeeding 4 years ago and

Hi. I have a 5 year old. I stopped breastfeeding 4 years ago and dried up quickly. Not able to express even a drop in years. Now all of a sudden a week before my period my left breast has leaked a couple drops. Not on birth control or any medicationsJA: Have you been keeping a personal medical record?Customer: You mean of my cycle?JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: Is that normal? To have milk come out again

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Chance of Pregnancy? My daughter is 10months old and still

Chance of Pregnancy?My daughter is 10months old and still am breastfeeding her. My period very irregular, with the last period starting on 11/27 and lasting until - 12/1. I didn't get one for December, but I took a pregnancy test today, it came out negative, and coincidentally I got my a light period. I had unprotected sex right after. What are the chances of pregnancy?

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I have something goofy going on with my body. I am 41,

I have something goofy going on with my body. I am 41, healthy, and I have 3 children aged 21, 14, and 4. I have had no signs of perimenopause, but I have had endometriosis since my first period at age 12. I had a lap to confirm and remove endometriosis in 2006. I have very painful and heavy periods that last 4-5 days. I did have a fibroid on my early ultrasound with my 4 year old that quickly disappeared. I have suspected I have had another fibroid for the past year due to increased heavy bleeding. I have no history of mental illness. I use temping and checking my cervix and mucus to prevent pregnancy.On 8/17 I had sex, in which my baby- fevered bf (unknown to me at the time) took it upon himself to not pull out. Long story but I hadn't been paying attention to my cycle that month. I ovulated the next day. 10-12 days later my areolas got bigger and darker. I started feeling pregnant. Took a hpt and it was faint positive. On day 14, from ovulation, I started to spot for an hour ( I am not a spotter, ever.) I laid down and it stopped. The next day I started to bleed, bright red, and had sharp cramps on my sides in tge ovary area. Cramps lasted 1 day and bleeding lasted 2 days. Very abnormal for me and none of my endometriosis pain. I figured it was a chemical pregnancy and a bit of a relief since I'm 41 and not wanting to be pregnant.A week later, I'm feeling more pregnant. I took a test and it was negative. I figured my body needed more time to get normal. Meanwhile, my breasts have grown, and I no longer have those 2 empty sacks for boobs that were left to me after I quit breastfeeding 2 years ago. My aerolas are still huge, dark, and my nipples hurt. My belly is very bloated and keeps getting bigger. I had a flat stomach before all of this. I have had mild cramping this whole time, and I have serious food adversions. I get nauseous at random times throughout the day and night. I also have mild bouts of dizziness. My cervix has stayed soft and very high. Higher than it is in my normal cycles. I also have had a change in my cervical mucus. It is white and creamy and nothing like I ever get. I also get globs of thick snot here and there but it does not stetch like fertile cm. I took another test this morning and it is negative.I cannot see my ob/gyn for a couple of more weeks. I have an appt. If I'm not pregnant, can you offer suggestions as to what else I should be tested for? What else could cause this? Cancer runs on both sides of my family, and that does concern me. Either way something is whacky with my hormones, and I would like to find out why.

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I delivered my baby in February (6 months ago) and have had

I delivered my baby in February (6 months ago) and have had 2 periods cycles in June and July, both regular. Currently, I am three days late on a 33 day cycle. Two negative pregnancy tests. I am breastfeeding during day and at night, but do pump and give milk in bottle in the afternoons a few days a week. Recently, baby has been sleeping longer and nursing more, possibly growth spurt or teeth coming in. Could I be pregnant?JA: Are you in any pain? How regular are your periods?Customer: I am not in pain.JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?Customer: In the past my periods have varied. I have a lazy ovary. About 7 years ago I have several polyps.

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I am 14 weeks postpartum. Had a normal vaginal delivery.

HelloI am 14 weeks postpartum. Had a normal vaginal delivery. I've begun having yellow colored vaginal discharge about four weeks ago. Today, I noticed the vaginal discharge has blood in it. I am breastfeeding and get about 8 oz a day (not much). It does not look like my period. I have no pain and no burning. Thoughts? Thanks

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