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A 25-year-old female asked:

Can my period cause me to have depression because i find i cry a lot and feel sad and get mad a lot on pre menstrual and on menstrual but i dont loss of appetite during pre menstrual or on my menstrual?

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Dr. William Wilson
Family Medicine 48 years experience
It is not unusual to have mood swings prior prior to and during your period. These mood swings can vary in intensity. I believe the safest way to treat these symptoms is to take L-theanine 100 mg twice daily and 5-htp 150 mg at bedtime during the time that you have these mood swings. These supplements are inexpensive, safe, and readily available. OBC can help but entails more risk.
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