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Doctor insights on: Do Antidepressants Help Stop The Effects Of My Premenstrual Syndrome

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Do antidepressants help stop the effects of my premenstrual syndrome?

Do antidepressants help stop the effects of my premenstrual syndrome?

YES!!!: Yes anti depressants that effect serotonin have been found to be helpful with pms symptoms. Prozac (fluoxetine) for instance has indications for this. Other activities like good sleep wake hygiene, low caffeine and sodium, good exercise regimen. These can also help with pms. May also consider hormone therapy. ...Read more

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Dr. Jumnah Thanapathy
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Premenstrual Syndrome (Pms) (Definition)

Premenstrual syndrome is a condition that affects women about 1 week before the onset of their period. Symptoms include mood changes, bloating, fatigue, acne, and headaches. ...Read more


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How can you control premenstrual syndrome?

How can you control  premenstrual syndrome?

Several ways.: Lower abdominal cramping, low back pain, and mood changes. Like women who experience it every menstrual cycle.Can be treated with nsaids and ssris. Acute hormonal changes never affect men like they do women. Why? We were mde that way. ...Read more

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What age is your premenstrual syndrome at its highest?

What age is your premenstrual syndrome at its highest?

25-45 years old: Pms can peak between 25 to 35 or 45 years old [different opinions]. A long range, sorry. Lots of ways to feel better though. ...Read more

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Can premenstrual syndrome be prevented?

Probably not: There is no agreed upon cause of pms. There may be multiple causes and at least some role of serotonin is likely. But prevention of a disease with no known cause(s) is just not possible right now. ...Read more

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Premenstrual syndrome or pmdd--whats the difference?

Premenstrual syndrome or pmdd--whats the difference?

More severe: Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd) is a condition in which a woman has severe symptoms of depression, irritability, and tension before menstruation. The symptoms of pmdd are more severe than those seen with premenstrual syndrome (pms). ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome? And pmdd?

What are the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome? And pmdd?

PMDD: Several, especially mood symptoms. They can include despair, anxiety, sensitivity to rejection or criticism, panic attacks, uncontrollable crying spells, mood swings, anger/irritability, apathy, poor concentration, chronic fatigue, craving for food or binging, sleep changes, feels overwhelmed or out of control, sex drive changes, tender swollen breasts, headaches, muscle aches, bloating. ...Read more

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Instead of calling it premenstrual syndrome, they said I had pmdd. Whats that?

Instead of calling it premenstrual syndrome, they said I had pmdd. Whats that?

Premenstrual Syndrom: "pre-menstrual dysphoric disorder", or "pmdd" is premenstrual syndrome. The name emphasizes the "dysphoria", i.e. The disturbance of mood and irritability occurring prior to menses. ...Read more

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When do college girls PMS (premenstrual syndrome)?

Last 10 days of cycl: Not just college girls! menstruating females may develop pms in the last 10 days oftheir cycle. ...Read more