How do you know if you have a chemical imbalance?

I have suffered from anxiety for two years now. I am certain I have pmdd as well. I live a stressful life which leads to depression, especially around my period… Some nights, I have a million thoughts going through my head, I have to focus on something to stop these racing thoughts before I force myself to go to sleep. Some days I have control over my emotions and some days I don’t. Every day my attitude is different. Sometimes things really bother me, and some times I don’t let it get to me…. My husband says I have ocd… I am afraid to start meds if it’s all in my head and I don’t really need them.. How can I find out if I have a chemical imbalance? I know some of my family members have mental health issues?? Can’t I go to the doc and get on yak birth control? Won’t that help? I am afraid if I get on something like zoloft, I won’t be able to control my actions or the way I act…. Thanks for the help.

Do NOT self diagnose yourself.
Go to a doctor —- mental health doctor and let them run tests on you. Don’t ask US. Ask a professional.

12 Responses to “How do you know if you have a chemical imbalance?”

  • sleepwalker69:

    u fall over
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  • ryeroe:

    Do u sway from left to right? That could mean your balance is off.
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  • Smokey Bandit:

    just ask pfeizer
    they get rich off from "chemical imbalances"
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  • Perry N:

    Trust me when I say that you do have a chemical imbalance
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  • holeeycow:

    Do NOT self diagnose yourself.
    Go to a doctor —- mental health doctor and let them run tests on you. Don’t ask US. Ask a professional.
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  • philip r:

    i have touretes syndrome ,so u will have 2 go 2 a neuroligist and get an e.k.g and that will tall u what u need 2 know i hope that helped cause i really know.
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  • poison_angel32:

    Um go to the doctor. To me it sounds like depression.
    Racing thoughts are probably due to anxiety you analyzing everything too much.
    Good luck dear.
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  • Trinidy:

    Okay you can only know what you have by going to the doctors. It sounds like depression, which is cause by your brain not picking up all the GOOD feelings. The Zoloft will just make sure your brain picks up the good feelings. It doesn’t change the way your able to control yourself. The birth control may help but I don’t think that it will. It is called a serotonin re uptake problems.
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  • BoredinVA:

    You should go talk to your dr. I have anxiety and I can tell when I get to the point where I can’t handle it alone anymore. I just went back on my Zoloft about 2 mos ago and what a HUGE difference. It doesn’t make you act any different. It just helps take the edge off. I got to the point to where every little thing would set me off. I couldn’t sleep. I worried all the time!! I have still have all the same issues. I just don’t feel as overwhelmed. You should seriously consider it. It doesn’t make you do anything weird. It doesn’t make you feel "high". It takes about a month before it’s in your system. You’ll just wake up one day and not be so stressed. It’s amazing!! Good Luck!!
    You can email me if you want to talk more.
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  • rojay:

    It really does sound like anxiety. But first go have your hormones check out. Before you see Dr.s that put you on all these crazy meds.
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  • koki:

    take a urine dipstick…..soak it in dishwashing liquid then stick it up your ass…..if it stays blue you’re ok….if it turns brown….your in shit and if it turns red you stuck it too far up…
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  • Teddy S:

    I would go to a doctor and have them check it out. They can help you and if you don’t want to take med. then they can offer alternative things to do to try and help you feel better.
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