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Around that time of the month, I experience significant anxiety and feel an overwhelming sense of sadness. Is this just a symptom of PMS or could I have something more serious?

Around that time of the month, I experience significant anxiety and feel an overwhelming sense of sadness. Is this just a symptom of PMS or could I have something more serious?

PMS: It could be either or. If your symptoms are exclusive to the time of your menstrual bleed it may be an element of pms. If you have symptoms throughout the month however they worsen at the time of your menstrual bleed, then it may be something more serious. Keep a menstrual & symptom diary and review it with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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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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Is low mood, lethargy, apathy and poor stress tolerance during (not prior to) menses considered to be PMS / pmdd? Or a different ailment?

Is low mood, lethargy, apathy and poor stress tolerance during (not prior to) menses considered to be PMS / pmdd? Or a different ailment?

?Depression?: The best way to determine if you have depression is to meet with a physician who can properly ask you pertinent questions about your overall mental, physical and family health. Depression is a serious medical condition and can have serious health consequences if left untreated. Please seek the care of a knowledgeable physician immediately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of pms? Can PMS make anxiety worse?

What are the symptoms of pms? Can PMS make anxiety worse?

See link: This link will take you to thenACOG patient info page on PMS: http://m.acog.org/Patients/FAQs/Premenstrual-Syndrome-PMS ...Read more

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I sometimes experience PMS-like symptoms such as fatigue, feeling anxious, sad, etc. during my actual period, not before it. Why is that?

I sometimes experience PMS-like symptoms such as fatigue, feeling anxious, sad, etc. during my actual period, not before it. Why is that?

Hormones: Your period is a result of the hormone levels changing in your body. While pre-menstrual symptoms are common, it is not uncommon to have feelings of fatigue, mood changes during your period as well. In addition to the hormone change, you are losing blood;a although not dangerous amounts of blood (for most people), this can make you feel tired. getting extra protein may help. ...Read more

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What is the suggested dose of Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and sadness?

What is the suggested dose of Xanax (alprazolam) for anxiety and sadness?

Xanax (alprazolam): For anxiety, and since xanax (alprazolam) lasts up to 8 hours in your body, the recommended adult starting dose is 0.25 mg. Three times daily, then adjust dose as recommended by your doctor. ...Read more

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Concern I have been taking nature way PMS my mood is better energy is high not feeling sick.Could i been lacking something that was causing anxiety?

Concern I have been taking nature way PMS my mood is better energy is high not feeling sick.Could i been lacking something  that was causing anxiety?

Possible: Read the ingredients on the bottle and take the bottle to your family doctor and ask if there is anything in that could or should be tested for in your blood. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Could my depression, sadness and anxiety all be a cause of not working and having something to put y mind too?

Could my depression, sadness and anxiety all be a cause of not working and having something to put y mind too?

Depression ; anxiety: Untreated depression and anxiety can indeed become severe enough to interfere with work. Your family physician can get you started towards a proper evaluation. Consulting with a psychiatrist may be best for your treatment though. You may also want to avoid alcohol, since that can worsen both depression and anxiety. Be well. ...Read more

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My therapist has me visualizing anxiety, sadness, anger and giving them hugs, embrassing them comforting them, what therapy is this? It's different

My therapist has me visualizing anxiety, sadness, anger and giving them hugs, embrassing them comforting them, what therapy is this? It's different

Acceptance therapy: From your description it sounds like acceptance-based therapy, which emphasizes accepting negative thoughts and emotions instead of fighting them - this can help mitigate the impact of negative emotions and thoughts. In trials it has been shown to be effective for anxiety and depression. If you have concerns or additional questions recommend talking to your therapist for further clarification. ...Read more

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What do you suggest to relieve this horrible nervousness, sadness, and anxiety?

Reach out for help: You took the 1st step by asking the question, congratulations, but now pick up the phone and call a psychologist or a clinic and start working in therapy on all the above. You may want to consult with a psychiatrist about medication if "talk" therapy does not relieve your issues quickly enough. Good luck and let us know how you do. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Ali
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Feeling Anxious (Definition)

different subjective and objective symptoms of anxiety. The ones usually first encountered are: rapid heart beats, increased breathing, hypervigilance, and rapid thinking. For a complete list and a thorough understanding of the how's and why's ...Read more


Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
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Sadness (Definition)

Depression may be described as feeling sad, blue, unhappy, miserable, or down in the dumps. Most of us feel this way at one time or another for short periods. Clinical depression is a mood disorder in which feelings of sadness, loss, anger, or frustration interfere with everyday life for an extended period of time. ...Read more