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How to prevent mild depression and sleepiness during my menstrual cycle?

How to prevent mild depression and sleepiness during my menstrual cycle?

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

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

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


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How to prevent mild depression and sleepiness due to my menstrual cycle?

How to prevent mild depression and sleepiness due to my menstrual cycle?

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 more

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Is it normal to be extremely emotional and depressed before, during, and after a menstrual cycle?

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 more

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I was on 7.5 mg mirtazipine for 6 months for anxiety and mild depression..I'm 90 % OK now with very limited off days..during tapering took 7.5 alterna?

I was on 7.5 mg mirtazipine for 6 months for anxiety and mild depression..I'm 90 % OK now with very limited off days..during tapering took 7.5 alterna?

Sure: Taking the medicine on alternative days is a great strategy for weaning yourself off. The only thing to keep in mind is that if you need to take it more frequently again - that is, if your anxiety or depression symptoms return - that is completely okay too. Hope that helps! ...Read more

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Is having an irregular menstrual cycle linked to having depression?

POSSIBLY: I have seen that many times, but i like to be sure there isn't another cause. Therapy and meds can help with the depression, but check out the menstrual cucal with your o.B. Too. ...Read more

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Might depression worsen while on menstrual cycle?

Might depression worsen while on menstrual cycle?

Yes: Hormone fluctuations alone can cause symptoms of depression. If you already have clinical depression, your symptoms may be worse around the time of your menses. ...Read more

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About 2 years ago, i was diagnosed with mild depression. I got better, but i sometimes have dreams where i can feel that feeling of depression. Help?

Depression : Depression is a medical illness if you have been diagnosed before and experiencing symptoms again better to follow up with your doc as that can be another episode of depression prompt treatment is helpful and can prevent worsening and relapse please get a consultation all will be well. ...Read more

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I have mild depression and adhd.My doctor wants to use lamtorigin. When reading the side effects scared me. Does the denfit out way the side effects?

I have mild depression and adhd.My doctor wants to use lamtorigin. When reading the side effects scared me. Does the denfit out way the side effects?

Lamotrigine: I agree with others about lamotrigine's relative safety as a mood stabilizing agent. However, its only fda approved indications are as anticonvulsant & as maintenance therapy for bipolar disorder. If you truly have only "mild depression and adhd, " use of Lamotrigine would be off label -- and your doctor needs to inform you of this. Ask your dr. About your diagnosis & perceived benefits. ...Read more

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Menstrual (Definition)

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


Dr. Marsha Davis
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Drowsiness (Definition)

Being tired is common during pregnancy, especially in the first few months and then towards the end. Exercise, rest, and proper diet all may reduce the degree of tiredness that you feel. It may help to take ...Read more