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i'm looking for *any* insight into this: i had to completely wean my daughter on 12/17/15 due to a new med that was completely contraindicated with breastfeeding. last week at the appointment with my therapist, she asks me what my (depression and anxiety) levels are at; i thought about it for a moment, and i said "zero." now, this is virtually unheard of for me; i'm DXed major depressive disorder (recurrent, severe), GAD, dysthymia; the only other time something like this happened was a hypomanic phase that lasted 6 months post-partum. i've read the potential side effects of atorvastatin (the new med), and i've seen nothing like "elevated mood" listed. is it possible that the hormone change from weaning is affecting my mood??? everything i've googled points to women becoming depressed after weaning, and here i am, feeling...normal. like what i think a undepressed, unanxious person must feel like. i am at a lose as to why this is happening, and almost waiting for it to end like the hypomanic phase did (man, that sucked), since i've been depressed/anxious/dysthymic well before getting pregnant/breastfeeding. the dysthymia is there, but manageable.
I hope this makes sense and hope someone could give me answers, but....... When i have my period my skin is great...no itching/irritation present, but when my period ends the itching/irritation and raw skin comes back. I was wondering which hormone is present during my period that helps with my skin? I hope to hear an answer soon and thanx for reading.