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Dr. Suzanne Galli
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Fussiness (Definition)

The term "irritability" is used for infants and young children who, when ill, are especially fussy, whiny, and fretful, despite attempts at comforting and soothing them. Irritability can be a very early sign of serious problems. Although irritability is not a symptom of any specific illness, it should arouse suspicion in the parent that something might be wrong with the child, even though there may not ...Read more


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Started taking provera, (medroxyprogesterone) i'm on my 4th day. I'm having mood swings & bloating. Is this normal & should I continue to take it?

Started taking provera, (medroxyprogesterone) i'm on my 4th day. I'm having mood swings & bloating. Is this normal & should I continue to take it?

Continue for now: If possible, i would continue a medicine like proverbs for more than four days before making a decision. These side effects are certainly not abnormal. ...Read more

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I have been getting the Depo-Provera shot but have been having really bad mood swings can I switch to the pill?Would that even help?Or would it stay the same?

I have been getting the Depo-Provera shot but have been having really bad mood swings can I switch to the pill?Would that even help?Or would it stay the same?

Depo and mood swings: Depo shots are known to exacerbate the symptoms of mood disorder and cause mood disorder . I suggest you speak with your doctor . Most combination oral contraception are safe with most mood disorders . Again see your doctor and discuss your concerns. ...Read more

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I had a stroke 5 months ago. Is there other options for treating my pcos besides aldactone (spironolactone) which I am on ? I got mood swings on provera.

Mood stabilizers: Hello , a lot of people who have pcos experience mood swings, you are not alone. It souns like you have several medical conditions. I recommend that you consult with ob/gyn for alternative treatments for pcos. Consider mood stabilizer for mental health too. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects (mood swings) of the birth control Depo-Provera continue to occur after discontinuing?

Varies: These may be directly related to the medication and so be short live. In addition they may simply decrease over time. However and importantly they may have triggered a pre-existing pattern which may need continuing medication. \ask your doctor about this, be sure your lab works are normal. If necessary get a consultations from someone who specializes in mood swings. ...Read more

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Really bad mood swings on the Depo-Provera provera (medroxyprogesterone) with nausea and bloating, is this normal? On first month of second shot.

Can happen.: Mood swings can be a side effect of DepoProvera. See your doctor and discuss this, to see if another form of birth control may be better for you. ...Read more

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I responded terribly to the Depo-Provera shot. Mood swings, breakthrough bleeding all 3 months, weight gain of 30lbs. Would implanon affect me the same way?

I responded terribly to the Depo-Provera shot. Mood swings, breakthrough bleeding all 3 months, weight gain of 30lbs. Would implanon affect me the same way?

It could: The Progesterone in Implanon is different than the Progesterone in Depo Provera (medroxyprogesterone) plus it is a lot lower dose. That means you are somewhat less likely to have the side effects you had with Depo-Provera provera. Remember that Implanon can give irregular periods, but is much less likely to bleed for 3 months, or to cause much weight gain, and less likely to give mood swings. ...Read more

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My girlfriend is experiencing nausea headaches mood swings and cramps she is just getting off of Depo-Provera shot could that just because of these symptoms?

My girlfriend is experiencing nausea headaches mood swings and cramps she is just getting off of Depo-Provera shot could that just because of these symptoms?

Migraines: Migraine headaches can present with nausea and mood swings. Migraines can be triggered by hormonal changes like those provoked by coming off certain hormonal treatments. Consult with your physician for adequate diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Sheila Smith
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more