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How Can Menstrual Cycles Affect Depression
Include being down or sad most of the time, loss of interest/pleasure in usual activities, unintended increase or decrease in appetite/weight, sleeping more or less than usual, being agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless or inappropriately guilty or self critical, having difficulty concentrating or making decisions, & thinking of death & dying. Suicidal ...Read more
Depression: Pms is probably a form of depression with hormonal triggers. People with mild depression often worsen prior to their periods. The depression is often associated with a lot of anxiety. Low dose antidepressants used regularly or sometimes for two weeks prior to period can help and avoid the need for hormones. Very mild cases exercise and low dose antianxiety med may help. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Just a little,really: A low dose of an inexpensive (generic) antidepressant can make all the difference. I've seen it. If your family physician is knowledgeable about this, ok. But please consult a well trained psychiatrist with experience in this particular difficulty. Paroxetine or buproprion are each a good place to start. And do make sure side effects r understood for the 3 days of use. ...Read more
I am experiencing depression for the 1st time in my life(im f/30)have been on bupropion for 8wks with minimal results.Do you suggest trying ssris? My physical, b12, b1, menstrual&lifestyle are superb.
Suggestions?: If you aren't doing so already, i suggest working with a psychiatrist on these questions. All antidepressants (including bupropion) require several weeks for results -- and you may still have some yet to come. Have you also had your thyroid function checked? This can complicate issues if not investigated. Psychotherapy is an essential part of treatment for depression as well. Take care. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What else helps anxiety and depression esp before my menstrual period, antidepressants don't help, is there anything natrual? Or could it be bad pms?
Your sxs may be: Related to pms. Consider talking w your dr about ssri’s or hormone meds. Exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms. Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol ; salt. Get gyn eval to r/o underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or black cohosh with dr ok. ...Read more
Not extremely: It is not uncommon to have some mood changes, but when the changes are extreme and are disruptive to relationships, work, or significantly impact on quality fo life it woudld be wise to speak to your ob/gyn, it is possible one could have premenstrual dysphoric disorder (pmdd). This often responds to treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Menstral cycle day 4 frustration, anger, hate, stress and depression is this normal? Im a female age 22
Ive been taking depression meds for 2 mos missed my menstral this month haven't had intercourse in 4 mos & now having abdomen pain, are these related?
Menstrual refers to the monthly cycle in women which prepares the female for ovulation, generally once per month, which is that time of month that the egg can be fertilized by the male sperm, for the purpose of reproduction. Menstrual cycles start at the first day of menstruation. (it's always been curious to me that 'menstrual' and ...Read more
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