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    Low Progeserone in Teen?
    An_254238 posted:
    My daughter who is 15years old now has been going through depression, anxiety and insomnia for 3 years... all I can think of a link is that that is about the age she started her periods. Her periods are still not cyclic, she misses them frequently. She complained about waking up at nights but never mentioned about depression until early this year. Since then we have been seeing psychiatrists, psychologist, do reflexology, yoga and all we can do to her help her. She has been on Prozac since then, started with 10mg, now at 40mg. It has been about 8 months, but the fact is that the Prozac is not doing the job. She is getting more anxiety problems now. She also takes 3mg melatonin to help with her sleep. So I started to research on what could be causing these symptoms. While reading through the net, I am saw that low progesterone level can lead to all the symptoms she is having insomnia, anxiety, depression, irregular periods, fatigue, dry eyes. She does moderate exercise, she is fit, but recently she started slowly gaining weight around the abdomen/hip

    I have been trying to make an appointment with an endocrinologist, but the regular ones only take 18 years and older. The earliest appointment with a pediatric endocrinologist is not till Dec. (a) In the meantime is there anything that can be done to give her some relief? Food, over the counter med, ayuvedic, homeopathic… anything? (b) Also, what are the tests to detect progesterone deficiency in teens? (c) Any guidance on what we should be doing to help her will be highly appreciated. Thanks a lot.
    momuv4girls responded:
    I always think its a really good idea to have a full-medical work up on a child, to rule out any physical causes.
    Has her pedi checked her thyroid levels?

    Also, medication is very individual - maybe she needs a different medication?

    As for "alternative" type medications, there are quite a few out there, you just need to make sure they don't interact with the prozac (or any other med she is on).

    I have belonged to The Balanced Mind Foundation for over 6-years now, and I highly suggest you checking out their forums:
    They have one called "Complementary and Alternative Medicine" The parents on there are really helpful and informative.

    I hope you find some answers!
    Take care,

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