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Carefully: Ativan (lorazepam) is a valium derivative that is used for anxiety, tension, and for seizures. The side effect is sleepiness. Low doses are usually well tolerated and will relax you and allow usual function. Higher doses will put you to sleep. Understand why you are using it. Balance the benefit to the side effects.
PMS tips: There are a number of things you can help with cramps. Omega 3 fatty acid and magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food and avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active.
PMS Sxs: I agree with dr. Thanapathy. Pms symptoms can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, bloating, cramps, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting and palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems with acne or hives.See 1 more doctor answer
PMS symptoms: Pms includes both physical and emotional symptoms in the 1-2 weeks before your menstrual period, and which go away when bleeding starts. These include: swollen, tender breasts; feeling tired; sleeping poorly; upset stomach; bloating; constipation/diarrhea; trouble w/concentration; headache or backaches; joint aches & pains; tension & irritability; depression; mood swings; crying spells, etc.See 1 more doctor answer
A Mild Tranquilizer: Ativan (generic lorazepam) belongs to the benzodiazepine family of medications. Ativan when prescribed and taken appropriately can be used for the short-term relief of mild anxiety. It is addictive and has potential for abuse. Close monitoring is important. Use the lowest effective dose for the shortest interval. Other members of this family include valium, xanax, (alprazolam) and klonopin.See 1 more doctor answer
Prevention: Try to stay hydrated and eat foods low in sodium to prevent bloating associated with pms. You could also eat foods that are rich in vitamin b6 (bananas and nuts) which helps to modulate hormones related to pms. Finally, exercise and stay active. Endorphins are released during physical activity which can also help relieve your symptoms when you do experience pms.See 1 more doctor answer
PMS: There are a # of things you can help with PMS. Omega 3 fatty acid, magnesium, evening primrose oil, chasteberry. Magnesium, or black cohosh can help. Sipping chamomile can dissipate pain. Consider calcium, vit. B 6, or vit. E. Avoid excessive sugar & low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food & avoid processed foods. Reduce caffeine & alcohol use. Stay physically active.See 1 more doctor answer
NOT SURE WHAT U ASK?: Women have to deal with the possible symptoms of pms because our bodies experience cyclical hormonal changes that allow for the lining of the uterus to receive a fertilized egg. When this does not happen then the lining sheds. This hormonal shift can lead to mood changes to varying degrees of severity. The greek word for uterus is hystera. So you know where this is going right! : >).
Yes: Potential Side effects w emergency contraception: tender breasts; menstrual flow changes (spotting, bleeding, early or late period); loose stools; dizziness; headache; nausea/ vomiting; abdominal pain / cramping or fatigue. For chest tightness, difficulty breathing, swelling of lips, mouth, throat – call 911. Take pregnancy test & notify Dr if your period is 7 or > days late.