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Can Your Period Make You Depressed
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Yes, for some women.: They may feel anxious, irritable, depressed or be emotionally labile. ...Read more
Depression and PMS: It can be normal, or part of PMS to feel a bit depressed or down b4 your period. Pts with anxiety, may be more prone to PMDD, which may lead to worse feelings of depression. Symptoms of PMDD include lo interest, irritability, panic attacks, crying, feeling out of control, and sadness that may be severe enough to include hopelessness or even suicidal thoughts.Talk to your OB or psych MD to get help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What are the chances you'll get your period after unprotected sex? He only was in two mins, and hes over weight and a heavy drinker he has depression
2 minutes: 2 minutes can be a long time for some, and can expose you to enough sperm for pregnancy. If you get pregnant, you will not get your period. Using condoms will protect you from a world of hurt, especially at 17 -- won't protect you from problematic relationships though. Take care. ...Read more
What else helps anxiety and depression esp before my menstrual period, antidepressants don't help, is there anything natrual? Or could it be bad pms?
Your sxs may be: Related to pms. Consider talking w your dr about ssri’s or hormone meds. Exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms. 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. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Gp told me to start lovan 14 days before period as i get depressed etc til the last day of my period. Will this help? Lovan makes me feel odd.
Lovan(fluoxetine)...: ...Like all ssri's, takes a while to work(on the order of weeks usually). I doubt starting14 days before your period will work for that first period. If you get depressed during your entire period, try fluoxetine on a daily basis. If it makes you feel odd, starting with a small dose like 5mg and increasing very gradually may work for you. Alcohol can negate the effect, so watch your alcohol intake. ...Read more
Daughter has PMDD/becomes moody and very depressed before/during her period. Dr. prescribed Camrese but it seems to make her moods worse. what to do?
2nd opinion - test: I'd seek an OBGYN to exam and do hormonal lab testing and base Rx on results. Here's some info that may help: https://www.womentowomen.com/pms/severe-pms-and-pmdd-treatment/ Camrese has depression as a side effect for some and your daughter seems like one of those. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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