A 29-year-old female asked:
how would a balanced person feel on depakote ? can the effectiveness of a mood stabilizer confirm/prove that someone has cyclothymia ?
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Psychiatry 57 years experience
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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 35-year-old female asked:
Typically how long does it take Depakote to reach full effectiveness in a new patient with non- epileptic seizures. How can you tell that the meds have reached the right level?
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Family Medicine 37 years experience
75 hours average: The half-life of Depakote is about 15 hours that means after five half-lives have passed the drug has usually reached a steady state.Right around 75 hours the drug level should be stable. We can check the level of Depakote to know if the patient is in the therapeutic range. This drug is metabolized primarily by the liver so your doctor may want to check several levels to ensure it doesnt rise.
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Last updated Jun 10, 2014
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