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I am 47 years...

I am 47 years old & I have this problem that has been pretty much affecting me for 2 decades. Here it goes…
I feel great a few or couple days before my period & then once my period starts I feel awful & depressed because of my symptom of brain fog. Where I am unfocused all of the time & it is hard for me to remember and getting anything accomplished so this makes me very depressed. Everything will confuse me so easily & if I try to focus, it only makes things worse. My periods are irregular & lately I might even feel good during my period, so to sum it up I am good for only a couple or few days out of the month and the rest I am in a brain fog & it is truly debilitating to me. It is like day & night, were I feel so great on my good days that I feel on top of the world with no brain fog at all, plus remembering things & really enjoying life. My bad days are completely the opposite. DAY & NIGHT!!! I hope somebody can help me to know what I need to cure this syndrome. I also eat healthy, take vitamins & exercise a lot & I f

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been feeling this way? Have you reached out to anyone about this yet?

Everybody & anybody that I can. I even went to a endocrinologist/gynecologist & she couldn't help me. Nobody that I contact knows of anybody that goes through this, so they do not know how to correct it.

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Nope. I told them everything. I mean everything & they felt that the different factors that I thought would maybe make a difference (I have no idea) they said would not. I am very physically healthy & never get sick. I don't even get colds, but mentally sick due to brain fog.

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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago
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Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

OK. So we do not treat or diagnosed here.

We answer specific questions.

This is not an unknown disorder, it is dysthymia [mood problem] associated with a period.

An endocrinologist might not know how to treat it.

have you seen a psychiatrist?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
for years.
Doctor: DrRussMD, Board Certified Physician replied 7 months ago

OK

And what have you been treated with?

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Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I am reading about dysthymia & it has nothing to do with hormones & that is the basis of my problem!!!!!
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
I have taken everything & want my money back. What I need is a specialist in hormones & I'm sorry, but this does not sound like your specialty.
Customer reply replied 7 months ago
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