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A 32-year-old female asked:

how do you discriminate between happiness and hypomania during prozac (fluoxetine) withdrawal? my mood and energy have been much better since tapering down my dose

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Dr. Eric Steckler
Psychiatry 50 years experience
Is it adaptive ?: the discrimination is that you still have nl sleep, a normal rate of speech and that you do not appear "high" to others. Overscheduling yourself, daredevil driving, and overly generous gift giving would be early warning signs

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Is it normal to have mood swings during pregnancy?

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Dr. Megan Bird
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.
A 28-year-old member asked:

Are mood swings common in pregnancy?

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Dr. Pam Yoder
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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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Dr. Aileen Caceres
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.
A 30-year-old member asked:

What's the link between mood and male hormones?

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 25 years experience
Depression/ anxiety.: I have treated men with low testosterone who were depressed, anxious, had low sex drive & poor energy levels. When testosterone levels improved -so did their emotional symptoms.
A 37-year-old member asked:

Can energy drinks give you sore gut?

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Dr. Phillip Frist
Dentistry 46 years experience
Yes: Energy drinks are usually loaded with caffine plus who knows what else. Consequently the caffine can cause acid leading to reflux, gas, ulcers and more.

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