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Can birth control help your emotions during pms?

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Can birth control help your emotions during pms?

Pms BCP: Birth control pills prevents cycling activities of ovaries thus can help prevent or minimize pms. But bcp can cause side effects on emotions too. Doc can distinguish side effects from your own primary emotional problems. ...Read more

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Anxiety (Definition)

Anxiety is a general term for several disorders that cause nervousness, fear, apprehension, and worrying. These disorders affect how we feel and behave, and they can manifest real physical symptoms. Mild anxiety is vague and unsettling, while severe anxiety can be extremely debilitating, having a serious ...Read more


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Do birth control pills trigger attacks of svt?

Do birth control pills trigger attacks of svt?

Probably not: It is unlikely that your pills would be causing your svt. Talk to your doctor about whether your arrhythmia increases your risk for blood clots. If it does, you should make sure you are not using a contraceptive method which contains estrogen. You can consider the iud, condoms, progesterone-only pill, or injectable (depo-provera), none of which contain estrogen. ...Read more

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How to prevent or control ptsd / panic attacks / anxiety as anniversary of original event nears? Normally under control with lexapro (escitalopram).

How to prevent or control ptsd / panic attacks / anxiety as anniversary of original event nears?  Normally under control with lexapro (escitalopram).

Time for support: I suggest on this upcoming anniversary that you not be alone. Hoping you're in talk therapy as well as using Lexapro (escitalopram) -- this is extremely important in recovering from ptsd. Cognitive processing therapy and emdr can be very helpful to you especially at this time. You may need practices for grounding in the present, where you are safe rather than threatened -- therapy can provide these too. ...Read more

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Do any natural pills help anxiety and depression?

Do any natural pills help anxiety and depression?

Exercise first: You might want to concentrate on other methods. Getting enough sleep, regular exercise on a daily basis and learning relaxation techniques such as deep breathing or yoga may go a long way to helping both depression and anxiety. Exercise has been shown to be very powerful in treating both anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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How well do birth control pills improve mood disorders like depression?

How well do birth control pills improve mood disorders like depression?

Sometimes: Sometimes they improve mood, and sometimes they make it worse. Progesterone seems more likely to worsen mood. ...Read more

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Any non-drug, natural ways to control impulsivity?

Any non-drug, natural ways to control impulsivity?

Difficult problem: Since impulsivity often involves acting before thinking, using cognitive (thinking) skills can be difficult. Some possibilities are lowering stress level, removing caffeine from your diet, getting adequate sleep, meditation. Other things i've seen help my patients include slowly counting to ten before responding and waiting to talk it through with a trusted person before responding, reacting, etc. ...Read more

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What hormones control a man's emotions?

What hormones control a man's emotions?

Serotonin: We think serotonin is the primary mood hormone in the brain. Mood disorders are frequently related to some imbalance between serotonin and dopamine. Low testosterone can also have an effect but it is usually experienced as fatigue and lack of motivation. ...Read more

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Dp anxiety/panic fear of losing control of body?

Dp anxiety/panic fear of losing control of body?

What's the question?: I'd like to help, but i'm not sure what your question is. ...Read more

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Help anxiety/panic/fear of losing control of body?

Help anxiety/panic/fear of losing control of body?

Lose the control...: Fear of loss of control underlies all phobias, most anxiety or panic attacks, and limits one's potential as an ever-evolving human being. Learn relaxation technique that works for you that blocks the primitive 'flight respon'', then let rational win over irrational. Flying: the pilot will get u there. Bridges: it will hold up your car. Talking in front of audience: picture them naked. Lose & live. ...Read more

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How to control anxiety/start of panic attack naturally. Anxiety has improved massively with self help cd, on public transport I sometimes get panicky?

How to control anxiety/start of panic attack naturally. Anxiety has improved massively with self help cd, on public transport I sometimes get panicky?

CBT: Seek a cognitive-behavioral therapist who specializes in phobias. One method they use is systematic desensitization which slowly and incrementally brings the person closer and closer to the thing they are afraid of in slow, graduated steps that help make the anxiety more tolerable. ...Read more

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Will phentermine and birth control worsen bipolar disorder?

Will phentermine and birth control  worsen bipolar disorder?

Caution: I agree with drs. Bey and passer. Medications such as Phentermine that stimulate CNS activity can precipitate mania, and what goes up comes back down. Occasionally birth control products, especially those higher in Progesterone can contribute to depression, though this is rarely an issue. Many mood stabilizers are less then friendly for weight, speak to your psychiatrist about options to help. ...Read more

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Will stopping birth control pill better my emotional state?

Will stopping birth control pill better my emotional state?

Possibly: Birth control pills have a hormonal component to them, thus potentially affecting your emotions. Cessation of a birth control pill can potentially better your emotional state. Always speak with your doctor before stopping any medications. ...Read more

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How to control anxiety?

How to control anxiety?

First: BREATHE: When anxious, the first thing to do is BREATHE slowly and fully -- allowing your belly to expand with your in-breath, and go back down when you exhale. You can breathe in to the count of 4, hold your breath for 7 counts, and breathe out to the count of 8. Do this 4-6 times for 1 round. You might practice multiple times/day. See a psychologist or psychiatrist for eval & treatment can help also. ...Read more

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Can BusPIRone (anxiety medication) affect the effectiveness of birth control pill Reclipsen?

Can BusPIRone (anxiety medication) affect the effectiveness of birth control pill Reclipsen?

No reports: No - there should not be a problem. Antibiotics can weaken birth control effectiveness and while taking them, additional protection is recommended, but not your medication. If you worry - take them a few hours apart in case a nausea reaction causes you to vomit. Don't worry, you should be safe. ...Read more

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How to control premature ejaculation naturally.

How to control premature ejaculation naturally.

PE is "Natural": Premature ejaculation (pe) may effect more men than even erectile dysfunction. The normal time from penetration to ejaculation is around 2 minutes. Some men cannot delay ejaculation but for a few seconds after penetration and some cannot even penetrate first. Numbing creams and "distraction" methods work, but not always. Kegels (pc squeeze) is unreliable. Using ssri meds off-label for pe works. ...Read more

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Will birth control pills help with peri-menopausal sadness?

Will birth control pills help with peri-menopausal sadness?

Depends: There could me many reasons for mood instability during the peri menopause. Overall any product that contains estrogen such as bcp can alleviate some of the symptoms related to peri menopause . There are other helpful remedies that your obgyn can discuss with you. I would not assume that "sadness" is solely the result of peri menopause , there could be other reasons. ...Read more

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Tips on how to balance PMS hormone "fluctuations" without hormones or birth control?

Tips on how to balance PMS hormone "fluctuations" without hormones or birth control?

Who told: You that you have "fluctuations" in hormones, and which of your body's thousands of hormones are out of order? There are medications which can help pms; see your doctor. Don't assume it's due to "hormones". ...Read more

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Do the birth control pills that improve girls' acne also help decrease their body hair?

Do the birth control pills that improve girls' acne also help decrease their body hair?

But...: Medical therapy to prevent new hair growth will not eliminate hair that is already present. Depending on the color and thickness of the hair these can be removed using lasers or electrolysis. There is also a prescription cream called vaniqa that can slow the rate of hair growth but does not actually remove it. ...Read more

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Dr. Neigatha Graney
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Anxiety Relief (Definition)

To me, anxiety relief simply means that the distress ...Read more