A 30-year-old member asked:
what causes very bad mood swings?
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Psychiatry 36 years experience
Mood Disorders: The most common cause of mood swings is a mood disorder. Depending what you mean by a "mood swing" you could be talking about a mild form of bipolar. There are some medical illnesses that can do this, so definitely go see your doctor.
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Psychiatry 32 years experience
Mood swings: Other causes are hormonal changes, illicit substance use, medications.
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Is it normal to have mood swings during pregnancy?
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Obstetrics and Gynecology 19 years experience
YES!: Pregnancy is a time full of hormone changes, increased stress, and lack of sleep. All of these contribute to mood swings. It it really normal to feel irritable one minute and really happy the next. Ask your friends and family to bear with you during this time.
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A 28-year-old member asked:
Are mood swings common in pregnancy?
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Specializes in Maternal-Fetal Medicine
Yes: America as we knew it has changed dramatically and rapidly. The economy is a concern daily. Many women, even if happy to be pregnant, wonder about the world in which their babies will live. I would be surprised if there weren't mood swings in all moms. Add onto that the hormone shifts of pregnancy, and, yes, changes in mood can be expected. But also check out my guide for mood disorder, depression.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
How can I manage my mood swings in my pregnancy?
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Specializes in Obstetrics and Gynecology
May be Normal: Mood swings are directly a result on changing hormone levels of estrogen and progesterone. During the early parts of your pregnancy, these hormones are at their highest and women may experience an increase in mood swings. These levels of hormones will stabilize as you enter the second and third trimesters and the mood swings stabilize. If your mood does not improve, let your doctor know.
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A 30-year-old member asked:
What's the link between mood and male hormones?
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Psychiatry 25 years experience
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A 23-year-old male asked:
Is it possible for bad OCD to cause mood swings? Some days i can controls my thoughts and other days something sets it off and it gets bad for a week
1 doctor answer • 1 doctor weighed in
Psychiatry 24 years experience
Tell your doc: There may be more going on. Talk to your doctor.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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