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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

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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...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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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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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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Thoughts on same (s-adenosy-l-methionine). In the use for very mild depression?

Thoughts on same (s-adenosy-l-methionine). In the use for very mild depression?

Weak: Weak results in scarce/weak studies. One of those substances that may deserve a better chance to prove effective given the commercial presence and the tales. Anyway this far, not provenly more effective than (measurable) psychotherapy, for mild depression. ...Read more

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Menstrual Cycle (Definition)

The menstrual cycle begins with the shedding of the uterine lining, resulting in bleeding from the vagina. A few weeks later, one ovary releases an egg and the uterine lining thickens in preparation for a potential pregnancy. Pregnancy can occur at this stage if sperm fertilizes the egg. If the egg is not fertilized, the egg will leave your body and ...Read more


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