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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


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I started taking the pill 1+ yr ago for menstural control. Why am I still having severe mood swings only every few months around the end of the month?

I started taking the pill 1+ yr ago for menstural control. Why am I still having severe mood swings only every few months around the end of the month?

You need more: The pill is quite helpful for pmdd (moodiness around your period) but it may not completely fix it. You should talk to your doctor about your symptoms. An ssri like Prozac (fluoxetine) could be helpful but you need tone checked out to make sure nothing else is going on. ...Read more

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Con't BP II vs PMDD? Can I still have PMDD symptoms w/out period? BFing for 14mths but 14 days of stability followed by 14 days mood swings ea mth

Con't BP II vs PMDD? Can I still have PMDD symptoms w/out period? BFing for 14mths but 14 days of stability followed by 14 days mood swings ea mth

Unclear: PMDD is not usually confused with Bipolar II. If you are breastfeeding and not having periods then it is not PMDD. PMDD is very specific in its relationship to the menstrual cycle. I would schedule a visit with your primary care doctor or psychiatrist and ask for an evaluation. Post partum depression and bipolar screening can be done to help you sort this out. ...Read more

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I'm 40 years old im sweating really bad always hot...It can be super cold and, im still hot and sweating....Also with mood swings...Is this, menopause?

I'm 40 years old im sweating really bad always hot...It can be super cold and, im still hot and sweating....Also with mood swings...Is this, menopause?

Not sure...: Go to your gynecologist. Are you still getting your period? They can do blood tests to help know if you are menopausal. If so, you might be a candidate for hormone replacement, but that requires discussion with your doctor. There are some other medical problems that could cause you to feel so hot and have increased sweating--let your doctor check you out. Good luck to you! ...Read more

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Taking nexito 20, qutipin 100 for 6 months with addition of d-veniz 50 for last 10 days. Still having depression and mood swings too often. What to do?

Taking nexito 20, qutipin 100 for 6 months with addition of d-veniz 50 for last 10 days. Still having depression and mood swings too often. What to do?

Depression: Your post shows that you're in India so it's best that you follow up w/your Family Doc or Psychiatrist there. Nexito is Peruvian brand of escitalopram (http://goo. Gl/Eb1OTt). Qutipin is Chilean or South Korean brand of quetiapine (http://goo. Gl/HMU23t). Veniz is Myanmarian brand of venlafaxine (http://goo. Gl/K8t9wq). There are many other options besides these three. Also ask about counseling, too. ...Read more

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I have long periods but had a short one & been pukey, tired, mood swings, & spotting a week off & on with a negative test. Possibly pregnant still?

I have long periods but had a short one & been pukey, tired, mood swings, & spotting a week off & on with a negative test. Possibly pregnant still?

Get help: You sound like you need some support. Home pregnancy tests are very reliable. Do you really want to be pregnant? You list that you have been pregnant 2x but no births. It is emotionally very difficult to be trying and not getting pregnant. Talk to your ob/gyn and ask where you can get additional emotional support. Best wishes. ...Read more

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I take Celexa (citalopram) 40mg for mood and anxiety. Is there a natural supplement I can also take along with it? I am still having some mood swings and anxiety.

I take Celexa (citalopram) 40mg for mood and anxiety. Is there a natural supplement I can also take along with it? I am still having some mood swings and anxiety.

Valerian: You could try valerian. However, if you have been on celexa (citalopram) for a while, you might ask your doctor about switching antidepressants. Sometimes a different one, even in the same class, could be more effective for any given person. ...Read more

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On Oct 17th I had a mirena (levonorgestrel) coil fitted, still bleeding and cramping. Mood swings are diabolical. Help, should I get it removed?

Mirena (levonorgestrel): Irregular bleeding is common in the first 3-6 weeks after insertion. The locally acting Progesterone begins to thin out the endometrial lining which is what ultimately leads to the absent or light periods. Mood swings are not likely related as the dose of Progesterone is so low it normally does not have systemic effects. You may just want to give it some time to see if you adjust. ...Read more

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Been on the pill for almost a year. Why do I still get PMS? Not every month bt sometimes I get horrible mood swings a few days before my placebo pills

Evals needed: Someper-period symptoms - esp mood ones - can be unrelated to hormones. Consider a clinical psych eval for mood and maybe therapy. Also, a OBGYN eval may be useful. BC is not the only help out there. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?

1yrhemiplegic mgrns, bipolar psych event, anx nos, maj depress disorder. Still want 2 hide, mood swings, don't feel meds wrk. 600 sera/100 topa/20 cele?

Bipolar management: Treatment of mood disorders often entails trials of various medications often in combination. These disorders are often chronic disorders requiring continuous medication monitoring with dosage adjustments or changes. Non medication therapies may also be necessary. Discuss your concerns with your md and take an active role in the treatment process. Remind yourself your illness is treatable. ...Read more

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I worry all the time and have really bad anxiety. I take celexa 40 mg a day and topamax (topiramate) for mood swings but still worrying like crazy. I can't sleep. What should I do?

As above: Medication can work 45 percent of time and therapy can work 35 percent of the time, but medication and therapy can work 85 percent of the. Time, see a good therapist. ...Read more

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I have taken 2 pregnancy test and they both came back negative, I am still having symptoms of pregnancy, could I still be pregnant for the last week and a half I have been having symptoms of pregnancy. I have been nauseous, I have fatigue, mood swings, fo

I have taken 2 pregnancy test and they both came back negative, I am still having symptoms of pregnancy, could I still be pregnant for the last week and a half I have been having symptoms of pregnancy. I have been nauseous, I have fatigue, mood swings, fo

It: It depends on whether you have missed your period and when you took your tests. As doctors, anytime a fertile, sexually active woman has an abnormally light or missed period, the first thing we do is rule out pregnancy. You can either take another home pregnancy test as long as it has been 5- 6 weeks since your last normal period, or you can go see your doctor and they can test you. A home pregnancy test is 97% accurate if taken a week or more after the missed period, so another negative test would help confirm that you are not pregnant. A blood test can tell if you are pregnant as soon as 7 days after conception and a doctor's urine pregnancy test can tell if you are pregnant around when you next period should come. ...Read more

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I am now 14 days overdue on my period, I've had all the pregnancy symptoms & mood swings but a home test has come back negative! Cud I still be pregnant?

I am now 14 days overdue on my period, I've had all the pregnancy symptoms & mood swings but a home test has come back negative! Cud I still be pregnant?

Yep: Those tests are not 100% accurate - especially early on. You're going to need to recheck things in a week or two. If this is not a pregnancy you planned or want, you need to talk to a professional sooner rather than later. ...Read more

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Started lightly spotting a week before my period. Still spotting 6 days later. Pink, red, brown. Back pain, mood swings. Ttc since june. Pregnant?

As above: It is better to see u physician for evaluation. U still young, having children is a big responsibility, if u don't have the help, always use contraceptive ...Read more

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Even after having my periods I have painful breasts and swollen feet. Mood swings as well. Did pregnancy test but it was negative. Can I still be preg?

Even after having my periods I have painful breasts and swollen feet. Mood swings as well. Did pregnancy test but it was negative. Can I still be preg?

Doubtful.: If you have had a period since the last time you've had sex, and you have had a negative pregnancy test. It is doubtful that you are pregnant. If you continue to have problems, consult your Ob/Gyn.
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Took provera (medroxyprogesterone) to induce period. 3 weeks later I'm still experiencing very tender swollen breasts, cramping and mood swings. Is this normal?

Possible: Provera (medroxyprogesterone) can also make your breast swollen and tender and with mood swings. Sometimes, you can have a hormonal cyst that makes delays your period. By taking Provera (medroxyprogesterone), the hormonal cyst is not treated. So, the hormonal cyst continues to make hormones which makes you moody and also gives you swollen and tender breasts. Provera (medroxyprogesterone) only induces your period. It doe snot treat the cause. Hope this is clear. ...Read more

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Had sex 11 days b4 period, & got my period but is still possible that I could be pregnant? Have nauesa, headaches, tender breasts, mood swings.

Had sex 11 days b4 period, & got my period but is still possible that I could be pregnant? Have nauesa, headaches, tender breasts, mood swings.

Having sex: 11 days prior to menses can cause pregnancy. If you had an actual period then you shouldn't be pregnant. But if you had bleeding that wasn't from your period - then pregnancy is possible. When in doubt, you can take a home pregnancy test. ...Read more

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Back pain from scapula down, sore throat, headache, chills and shivers, mood swings, BUT NO FEVER, is meningitis still a possibility?

Back pain from scapula down, sore throat, headache, chills and shivers, mood swings, BUT NO FEVER, is meningitis still a possibility?

Possibly: Hi. There are many types of meningitis, some of which are not associated with fever. Fortunately, meningitis is rather uncommon. Any neck stiffness? Bothered by looking at bright lights? Cough or night sweats? You should see your doctor. A spinal fluid analysis may be indicated (or not - your doc will advise you on this).It may just be a pharyngitis with muscular back ache. Ask your doc. Good luck ...Read more

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Stomach fullness/bloating/sensitivity, breast leaking, mood swings, heart burn, weight gain, feeling like baby kicks but still having normal periods??

Stomach fullness/bloating/sensitivity, breast leaking, mood swings, heart burn, weight gain, feeling like baby kicks but still having normal periods??

See a doctor: You need to see a doctor to run some labes that could explain some of your symptoms
Are you under any kind of stress some f your symptoms could be related to stress
Your doctor cam check your hormone level your gland function like thyroid
Meanwhile stay on light /liquid diet hydrate well and avoid food that bother you ...Read more

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Am I pregnant? I am on birth control and still got my period but I have been feeling pregnancy symptoms such as, nauseous, lower back aches, head aches, mood swings, brown vaginal discharge, bumps around nipples, line on stomach, and dizzy spells for the

Am I pregnant? I am on birth control and still got my period but I have been feeling pregnancy symptoms such as, nauseous, lower back aches, head aches, mood swings, brown vaginal discharge, bumps around nipples, line on stomach, and dizzy spells for the

The: The symptoms you are having could be caused by hormonal fluctuations due to the birth control pill. Think about it like this; the birth control pills suppress ovulation thus your body is in a state of pseudo pregnancy. You may benefit from a different pill with a different hormonal make up. At your next visit discuss changing your birth control pill with your doctor.
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I tapered off and stopped risperdal. Other med is working as mood stabilizer. Amenorrhea since starting on risp. Period has lasted 2 weeks+ seek help?

I tapered off and stopped risperdal. Other med is working as mood stabilizer. Amenorrhea since starting on risp. Period has lasted 2 weeks+ seek help?

Can happen: Risperdal can stimulate prolactin secretion (from the pituitary gland in the brain) to high levels in some patients. If this was your case, it may take a month or more after discontinuation for your hormones to balance and cycles to regulate. Your other meds may impact as well. If bleeding continues, please see your doctor. ...Read more

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Stopped birth control for amenorrhea and had natural period. Mood (chronic depression) improved during flow. Why? How can I recapture rest of month?

Stopped birth control for amenorrhea and had natural period. Mood (chronic depression) improved during flow. Why? How can I recapture rest of month?

Menses and Mood: Many women's moods are dysregulated by hormone changes. As estrogen changes, serotonin changes. Keep a chart: mood (describe and rate), life events, sleep, irritability, changes in your menstrual cycle (ovulation, onset period, flow, end of period). Bring this to your ob/gyn or primary md. If you need more help, find a psychiatrist who is trained in "reproductive psychiatry" or "moods & hormones". ...Read more

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How can I cure extreme mood swings?

How can I cure extreme mood swings?

See a psychiatrist: For an evaluation. If the mood swings are extreme you may have bipolar 1 or 2 and need medication. Get an evaluation. Psychotherapy may help as well. ...Read more

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What do I do about awful mood swings?

Assessment and treat: An old saying goes if you did not want to have mood swings, you made the first mistake - you were born human not a rock. While some mood fluctuations are part of being human when they are disruptive to sleep, health, relations, or funcitoning, they may be a symptoms of a mood or medical disorder. A medical assessment and psychiatric/clinical psychology assessment will lead to the best treatment. ...Read more

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How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

How to lessen one's mood swings off meds?

Why off meds?: Practice good coping skills and self care. Exercise can help with depressed mood and sleep is critical to keeping mood stable. Utilize psychotherapy - cbt in particular has been shown to be effective with the treatment of mood disorders. If you were previously on medications for mood stabilization I would want to know why you are now off them and are you under a doctors care? ...Read more

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What should I do about my terrible mood swings?

What should I do about my terrible mood swings?

Seek treatment.: Fortunately much can be done with psychotherapy and medications. Start with a psychiatrist with a reputation for treating mood disorders. Therapy and exercise, stress reduction and relaxation techniques, treatment of medical illnesses that may be contributing (thyroid disorders, sleep disorders), alternative medicine therapies such as vitamins, yoga, and resolution of past trauma, etc all help. ...Read more

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Please help! I am having the most extreme mood swings?

Professional help.: It would be best to talk to a psychiatrist to find out if you're going through something related to extreme stress, or if this is something that is ongoing and needs further attention and perhaps medication. Just hold in mind that moods have feelings attached to them, and feelings do come and go. There's many relaxation practices that can help along with seeking professional care. ...Read more

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What causes very bad mood swings?

Mood Disorders: The most common cause of mood swings is a mood disorder. Depending what you mean by a "mood swing" you could be talking about a mild form of bipolar. There are some medical illnesses that can do this, so definitely go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Mood swings, happy to sad, what to do?

Get checked out: By psychologist or psychiatrist. In the meantime - take good care of yourself. Talk about feelings ; address problems. Don't avoid them. Aim for 7.5 - 8 hours of sleep/ night. Daily physical activity is optimal in a green space. Eat healthfully. Cut out junk carbs, caffeine ; alcohol (or moderate). Try qi gong, tai chi, acupuncture, acupressure, homeopathy, meditation, yoga or exercise program. ...Read more

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What should I do to stop menstrual mood swings?

Progesterone: I have found benefits using a natural compounded Progesterone every evening for 5 - 7 days prior to the onset of bleeding. Also, vitamin d optimization is an important contributor to balancing anxiety and depression. ...Read more

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My question is what causes mood swings during menopause?

PMS: Fluctuations of hormones in some an increase as during monthly ovoulations hormones shift in quanitiy. This also known as pms. ...Read more

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