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Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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Have battled with frequent uti's and had kidney stones removed. Also late period. Depression/anxiety. Should i start antidepressants or get any tests?

Have battled with frequent uti's and had kidney stones removed. Also late period. Depression/anxiety. Should i start antidepressants or get any tests?

Reduce inflammation: Taking a zinc supplement 25-50 mg/day, vitamin D3 10k IU/day and a good probiotic daily help to reduce inflammation and boost immunity. Diet modification is very effective for depression and anxiety: avoid all grains, lentils, milk based foods (only butter is good). Consume plenty of flesh foods, vegetables, olive oil, butter. Following this diligently takes ~ 4 weeks to show effect. ...Read more

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Can a late period make you depressed?

Can a late period make you depressed?

Possibly: Any irregularities in your menstrual cycle can be related to alterations in hormone levels including pregnancy. Hormones play a crucial role in regulating moods as well as other bodily functions due to their effects on the brain and central nervous system. ...Read more

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I had protected sex 2 weeks ago & my period was due I only had cramps. I'm 3 days late and have mild cramps with some breakouts, stress, depression?

I had protected sex 2 weeks ago & my period was due I only had cramps. I'm 3 days late and have mild cramps with some breakouts, stress, depression?

Anxiety, Depression: I understand your distress. Commend yourself for having protected sex. Menstrual flow may occur every 21 to 35 days; and last 2-7days. For the first few years after menstruation begins, long cycles are common. Emotional turmoil about relationships, sexual conflicts, sexual activity 2 weeks back, and Anxiety about being pregnant are likely delaying the period. See Gynecologist and a Therapist. ...Read more

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Period always late by 5-10 days. Terrible PMS - hot flashes, nausea, feverish feeling, increased appetite, weakness, irritability, depression. Advice?

Period always late by 5-10 days. Terrible PMS - hot flashes, nausea, feverish feeling, increased appetite, weakness, irritability, depression. Advice?

Options: Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. Sipping chamomile ; green tea can dissipate pain. Ginger helps w nausea. ...Read more

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Please describe the things that can make your period late?

Please describe the things that can make your period late?

Late period: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (polycystic ovary syndrome or asherman’s syndrome). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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Can stressing make your period late?

Can stressing make your period late?

Yes: Reasons for missed/late periods: low body weight, obesity, marked weight ^ or v, over-exercise, endurance athletics, breast-feeding, ^ stress, illness, eating disorders (bulimia or anorexia), anovulatory cycle (no egg released), travel, hormone irregularities, drug use, meds (i.e., birth control) or medical problems (i.e. Pcos). #1 reason is pregnancy. ...Read more

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