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Has Anyone Ever Experienced Overwhelming Anxiety And Depression With PCOS?

Has Anyone Ever Experienced Overwhelming Anxiety And Depression With PCOS?

Has anyone ever experienced overwhelming anxiety and depression with PCOS? For the last couple months my ability to handle stress and anxiety is nada...I just feel overwhelmed with everything. I've also noticed in the past couple weeks I have uncontrollable crying episodes.

A myPCOSteam Member said:

Glad to know I'm not the only one. I have had my battles with both depression and some anxiety. Thought maybe it was just me. Doing research I did find out that those of us with PCOS seem to suffer with both a little more than those that don't have PCOS. I have found that writing things down, in a journal, helps me some. I don't get angry as much when I do that and I try to breathe.

posted over 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I have some issues with anxiety and depression. I am sure a lot of it is because of PCOS. It does so much to my confidence, with the weight gain, hirsutism, and of course the dry, blotchy skin. I am better since I have lost some weight. 30 pounds since the beginning of the year. One of the best things I've done is cut the stress in my life. I still have bouts of anxiety especially during social situations, but I am hoping the more I become physically healthy, the more mentally healthy I will become.

posted over 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Yes!!!!!! Having PCOS, losing weight is next to impossible and then you add the anti-depressants and I don't think I'll ever lose weight!

posted over 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

Absolutely.. :-(

posted over 5 years ago
A myPCOSteam Member said:

I feel you.....I've been struggling with severe depression and a severe form of social anxiety lately. I've been on the BC pill for years now, and I am going to go off because I truly believe that it's intensifying my anxiety and depression. There is a huge study that came out recently showing a huge correlation between BC pills, anxiety, and depression. I've been seeing a naturopath after years of getting nowhere with regular doctors. I am currently taking an herbal tincture to support my anxiety and depression. It has St John' Wart in it and Kava which are very helpful. I definitely suggest talking to someone about it, that will help. I have to do that myself.

posted over 5 years ago
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