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I'm only 23 and I think I have a hormone imbalance or something. I'm super moody,up and down for 2 weeks out of the month and then i start and I'm happy again for a couple weeks,what should I do?

By July 28, 2009 - 1:06pm
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I don't take medicine, I don't like medicine really, I take vitamins if necessary. I'm not on birth control,so none of that could be the problem. I'm a healthy person for the most part. I'm a server, I walk atleast 3 miles or more a day and i go to concerts, music shows once a week usually and will dance all night long, I rarely drink carbonated beverages or eat fast food, only when I'm having craving. a few times a month maybe,i generally eat vegetables,fruits,pasta oh but i love cheese but i dont think my diet is the problem. But I don't have a big desire to do much. I feel lazy outside of work. I sleep atleast 9 hrs or more sometimes a night, and its hard for me to get up. I get really moody sometimes, and I hate it. I get lost in my head, or I'll snap at somebody and just be angry or super sad and then a few hous later I'll be fine. I do get hot flashes a good bit,my body will get tingly sometimes and I get super hot,then I'll get cold for a second and then I'm fine. It will last for a couple weeks. It's like I'm not myself for about two weeks and then right before I start I get happy again, I have more energy, I love everybody again, i reached the light at the end of the tunnel so to speak. but that doesnt last for long before i get moody again. I'm just really tired of all this. I would like to be consistent with my moods because I think I could get a lot more accomplished and be able to move farther foward in my life. I'm a smart,wise young female who could do so much if it wasnt such a roller coaster ride within myself. oh and i love having sex sometimes, i like it when the other person is happy and it feels good but i dont really desire it and I've never had an orgasm and I've been sexually active for 7 yrs. I know I just threw a lot down, maybe you can help, I dunno, point me somewhere. thanks. oh and i get super bloated and gassy and will feel like ive gained 10 pounds for a couple weeks at a time sometimes. when I was young I just had really really bad cramps and would be sad or moody for a couple of days, and as i get older it just gets worse and lasts longer.

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Hello, I m actually having a problem and I have missed my periods for about 2 months and I have never made sex. I have gained weight for 30 lbs within 6 months. When I see the doctor, she said I m having hormone imbalance and I m 24 years old. I m so confused now and I dont know what I need to do...Please advise me what can I do for hormone balance and losing weight...

June 22, 2017 - 10:48pm
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I m 23 and I have the same problem and I can't take it anymore can u plz tell me what can I do , do I need to go to the doctor ? And I have another problem when ever this happen to me I feel something going on in back of my head . And I just had my blood test done they didn't find nothing everything was normal so u think it just because of hormonal imbalance , and I had nipple discharge problem to when ever I squeeze them to look little water comes out of it, and my doctor said I be fine in a month or so she didn't gave me any medicine .

August 6, 2013 - 9:36pm

I also have all these symptoms, fatigue, weight gain, mood swings, hot flashes ( i cant even tolerate 90 degree weather), more migraines, also my period i guess isnt considered irregular but its very irregular for me. I used to be like clock work, almost to the hour, now its taking longer and longer for my period to start, but i have increasing pre menstrual pains, and menstrual pains are getting worse for the 1st 2 days, and bleeding is heavy. Then after that 2nd day, its just light spotting. Its changing more and more, also, me and my husband have been married 2 years, and Im 23 years old, and we like hardly ever have sex. I never want it. And its taking its toll on our marriage and the last time we did have sex it was very painful. All these issues came about 6 months after our son was born.

May 30, 2011 - 10:07pm
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Hi, I am 21 and...I could have written what you did. Nothing in your description of the repeated cycle is absent in my life. I, like you have no insurance. I suppose I could go to a clinic but again,like you... I don't feel a clinic will suffice and have been holding out. I'm sure I'll get over it,be smart, and go. These past 6months have really put mw over the edge though and it is affecting my life terribly. I realize this is a yr old forum, but your unfortunes sound much too similar to mine to pass up asking... what happened? did you find an answer,or even better...a solution?

September 1, 2010 - 8:57pm
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I hope we hear back from the original poster, too, but in the meantime, you mentioned that you have the exact same symptoms and have been hesitating from going to a walk-in clinic.

Have you been keeping good notes on your symptoms? Are you able to move past your fear and go to a walk-in clinic this week, and let us know how it goes?

September 19, 2010 - 5:50pm
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ugh are you sure you are not me? I've been having those SAME symptoms since my 4year old was born. I am not on BC because it made the symptoms so much worse. They have tested me for every hormone imbalance known to man and nothing. The dr.s have me on Celexa and during my angry time i am supposed to increase the dose to two pills. It doesn't help. I've even had my OB/GYN tell me I was making up the symptoms and I just had a bad case of OCD because I made a list of my symptoms. It is HORRIABLE! Nothing helps. I hope you find out something that works. I will pray for you!!!!!

July 15, 2010 - 8:46pm
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Hey there. MissAshley- I can TOTALLY relate. At age 22 was when I was experiencing much of what you are- only my periods were never like clockwork and hardley ever showed up before 6 weeks. Anwyways- I am now 28 and JUST NOW seem to have answers to my problems. Im REALLY proud of you for inquiring so early on. I always thought it was ME and it was all in my head. What I have may be VERY likey that you dont but yours coudl be VERY much hormonally related i.e... estrogen dominance. I have been going thru early menopause which could be related to the autoimmune deficiencies in my family. Im not saying that to scare you but just to let you know what your going thru is not in your head. I really hope you find the answers you need for your condition and I hope you NEVER think its all in your head b/c it isnt.

December 3, 2009 - 5:49pm

Hi, Miss Ashley,

Going to a walk-in clinic is a good place to start. The doctors there would probably have more general knowledge -- as opposed to specialized knowledge about a particular field, like hormones or gynecological concerns. However, if you go to a clinic and tell them that you have specific symptoms that make you wonder if you have PMDD, for instance, they'll know how to proceed. At least with testing. If they can't do something, perhaps they'll know where to refer you where it doesn't cost a lot of money.

Some walk-in clinics allow you to make appointments ahead of time. You could call ahead and see if there is a doctor that has any specific gynecological experience or specialty and ask to see her or him.

The downside of a walk-in clinic is that unless you can get an appointment with a specific doctor, you won't have consistency of care the way you would if you could go to your own doctor for consultation and testing. However, without insurance, you have to do the best that you can do, right?

I want to pat you on the back for being so aware of your body and being an advocate for yourself as regards to your health, hormones and well-being. It may take you a bit to find out for sure what's going on, but you're on the right track.

If we can help any more, please don't hesitate to write back and update us. Others in your same situation will be very interested to learn whatever you find out.

August 5, 2009 - 8:23am

thankyou so much for the information. sounds like that could very well be it. i dont have health insurance. do u think going to a walk-in clinic would be ok? would the doctors there be just as informative as far as medicine and tests are concerned. i worry about stuff like that. or would a doctor who specializes in that type of stuff be better?

August 4, 2009 - 10:42pm
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