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Can PMS be something serious?

Can PMS be something serious?

Could b: There was a successful homicide defense in england based on pms. ...Read more

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Fluoxetine (Definition)

Fluoxetine (brand prozac) is an antidepressant in the class known as serotonin selective reuptake inhibitors aka ssris. Fda approved in 1987 for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Subsequently approved for obsessive compulsive disorder, bulimia nervosa, panic disorder, and premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Significantly safer and much better ...Read more


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I am taking PMS fluoxetine 20mg and have been for 6 months. I'm gaining weight- if i stop taking it will my PMS symptoms return or is 6 months enough?

I am taking PMS fluoxetine 20mg and have been for 6 months. I'm gaining weight- if i stop taking it will my PMS symptoms return or is 6 months enough?

Lower & fewer doses?: Ask your doctor to check into some research: t. Lovick, a neuroscientist at the univ of birmingham (uk), has hopes that a 2 mg daily dose of fluoxetine in only the final week before menstruation could alleviate pms. It may be a way to avoid the side effects & get relief. Win-win. ...Read more

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How do I avoid weight gain after PMS fluoxetine 20mg. I have been taking it for 6 months, i eat healthily and exercise regularly but am still gaining.

How do I avoid weight gain after PMS fluoxetine 20mg. I have been taking it for 6 months, i eat healthily and exercise regularly but am still gaining.

Lower & fewer doses?: Ask your doctor to check into some research: t. Lovick, a neuroscientist at the univ of birmingham (uk), has hopes that a 2 mg daily dose of fluoxetine in only the final week before menstruation could alleviate pms. It may be a way to avoid the side effects & get relief. Win-win. ...Read more

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Is PMS real'?

Is PMS real'?

Pms: Symptoms are real, related in part to hormonal changes during that time of menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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Pms pain help?

Pms pain help?

Advil, (ibuprofen) Heat, Pill: If you are experiencing uterine cramping around your menstrual cycle, you will probably find some relief with some analgesics, heat, or consider using the birth control pill. ...Read more

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Pms pain help?

Pms pain help?

PMS tips: There are a number of things you can help with cramps. Omega 3 fatty acid and magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food and avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pms?

PMS Sxs: I agree with dr. Thanapathy. Pms symptoms can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, bloating, cramps, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting and palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems with acne or hives. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of pms?

PMS symptoms: Pms includes both physical and emotional symptoms in the 1-2 weeks before your menstrual period, and which go away when bleeding starts. These include: swollen, tender breasts; feeling tired; sleeping poorly; upset stomach; bloating; constipation/diarrhea; trouble w/concentration; headache or backaches; joint aches & pains; tension & irritability; depression; mood swings; crying spells, etc. ...Read more

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How is PMS distinguished from other conditions?

PMS: Symptoms occur around same time on multiple cycles and relief when mended start. ...Read more

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How to avoid pms?

Prevention: Try to stay hydrated and eat foods low in sodium to prevent bloating associated with pms. You could also eat foods that are rich in vitamin b6 (bananas and nuts) which helps to modulate hormones related to pms. Finally, exercise and stay active. Endorphins are released during physical activity which can also help relieve your symptoms when you do experience pms. ...Read more

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Could PMS be hormonal?

Could PMS be hormonal?

Yes: Generally, it is thought to start about 2 weeks prior to your period. It is a stage when Progesterone levels rise in your body. ...Read more

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Is there a "cure" for pms?

Probably Not: Like most things in medicine, we manage more than we cure. It is also true that some remedy that works for someone else may not work for you. General health principles like exercise & nutrition are a good start. After that talk to your ob/gyn. ...Read more

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What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

What is Prozac (fluoxetine)?

SSRI antidepresant : Its been around a while now, but pretty revolutionary when it first came out. It is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor most commonly used to treat depression. The ssris were a big step forward due to far less side effects than the tricyclic antidepressants that were the main treatment for depression prior to that. ...Read more

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What happens if I take 100mg fluoxetine?

How much are: you prescribed to take? Increasing dose doesn't necessarily mean that you will get more benefit when reaching those doses. When dose is high - chances for serotinergic syndrome can increase. Please take only as prescribed by your provider. Take care. ...Read more

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What are the causes of menopause and pms?

What are the causes of menopause and pms?

PMS or: Perimenstrual syndrome is a collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to a woman's menstrual cycle. The exact cause is unknown. Menopause is cessation of ovarian estrogen secretion, either due to age (which is a natural occurrence) or surgical removal. ...Read more

Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Prozac (Definition)

Prozac is a serotonin reuptake blocker which is a kind of ...Read more