- CASE FILE
A hormonal issue that has been misdiagnosed as clinical depression.
ABOUT THIS CASE FILE
I've been experiencing menorrhagia, heavy bleeding with clots the size of chicken livers, migraine headaches, Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder, major depression, anxiety, PTSD, etc. since I began menstruating at age 16. I've been on several medications for depression and anxiety with no relief. Over the years, I've been admitted to mental institutions for suicide attempts but received no real relief, just more pills. Every month, a few days before my cycle begins, my hormone levels drop and I become angry, agitated, confrontational, and sometimes violent. I develop a migraine headache and bleed so heavily that it floods out, causing me to change clothes and bedsheets constantly for several days before it becomes a constant drip for 3 to 4 more days. I am left drained and weak, interfering with work and personal relationships. I have not been diagnosed with fibroids, ovarian cysts, or endometriosis. Both my daughters also struggle with the same symptoms, but my oldest daughter was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. I am so miserable that I've asked God to kill me because I can't stand the life that I lead. I believe that if I could get a hysterectomy, maybe I would have a chance at a better life, but I do not have health insurance, and cannot afford to pay for it as a self-employed individual. I had to start my own business because my symptoms prevent me from holding down a job in a public workplace. Please help me, because I truly do not know how long I can hold on after suffering for 33 years. I am simply tired.