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Is It Normal To Feel Depressed During Your Period
Depression and PMS: It can be normal, or part of PMS to feel a bit depressed or down b4 your period. Pts with anxiety, may be more prone to PMDD, which may lead to worse feelings of depression. Symptoms of PMDD include lo interest, irritability, panic attacks, crying, feeling out of control, and sadness that may be severe enough to include hopelessness or even suicidal thoughts.Talk to your OB or psych MD to get help ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
I have been taking 40mg of fluoxetine for 3 months. Why do I still feel depressed? Is it normal to feel a lot worse when I am having my period?
Yes, for some women.: They may feel anxious, irritable, depressed or be emotionally labile. ...Read more
I am having serious depression problems after a year free of them. My drug regimen has been adjusted during that period, but now, bleh. Ideas?
Period is normally 5-6 weeks apart. Been the norm for me, for years. I always get extremely depressed around the 5 week mark. Is that normal?
Not normal: Being suicidal is never "normal, " but it happens. In general, depressive symptoms can be worse in premenstrual dysphoric disorder just before a menstrual period -- usually lessening as bleeding begins. If you're suicidal now, please tell your parents (your question says you're 15), or a teacher or counselor! or you can go to an er or to your doctor. Do not wait! help is available for you. ...Read more
I get really moody during period. Happy, sad, depressed, everything in just matter of minutes! is there a way for me to control my mood during this?
A few suggestions: The answer is somewhat counter intuitive. When you feel pms you don't feel like exercising, but exercise helps reduce the symptoms. Keep track of your period, knowing that the depressive symptoms are from pms helps take them in stride. Visit with friends to improve your mood, too. The hardest one is to fight the craving for chocolate, since studies show that it may make the pms worse. ...Read more
For the past two months, during my period, I get so depressed it scares me, so why does my depression get so bad only during my period?
PremenstrualSyndrome: Depression that comes on approximately 4 days before menstruation and goes away 2-3 days after onset of menstruation is part of the premenstrual syndrome and is hormone related. The most effective treatments are SSRI type anti-depressants, and are usually prescribed to be taken throughout the month. They can often be effective starting day 14 of cycle and stopping with menstruation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife is depressed because her period was so rare that she last only three days and there was no blood but brown liquid came out during her period.
Daughter has PMDD/becomes moody and very depressed before/during her period. Dr. prescribed Camrese but it seems to make her moods worse. what to do?
2nd opinion - test: I'd seek an OBGYN to exam and do hormonal lab testing and base Rx on results. Here's some info that may help: https://www.womentowomen.com/pms/severe-pms-and-pmdd-treatment/ Camrese has depression as a side effect for some and your daughter seems like one of those. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What can be done for depression that gets worse the 2 weeks before my period? I'm already taking duloxetine for MDD which is normally well controlled.
I have been very depressed and stressed due to big lost and changes (two months now).My period is more that 1 week late.2 negative pregn test. Normal?
Marked stress: can delay a period.Get a more detailed answer ›
I get depressed and reclusive DURING my period. Its getting worse to shake off. Is this just hormones and age? Any homoeopathic remedies?
Deepening habit: No doubt there are hormones involved - your age seems that not too young - not too old one, so I can't see how that plays a role other than it seems to be long enough to form a deep seated habit and thus expectancy. That's powerful! Here a site to find personalized homeopathic recommendations. http://www.abchomeopathy.com/ Best! ...Read more
My anxiety and depression get worse 7d before period starts. My counselor asks me to take 25mg Zoloft (sertraline) only once 7d before period. Is that normal?
No: This is not an approved use of Zoloft (sertraline) and other than increasing the expense of your treatment has no evidentiary value for the treatment of PMDD. The dose and use is too little for any effectiveness outside of placebo. Unless you are taking this medicine daily in a therapeutic dose I would not expect a positive outcome. ...Read more
How to help a HIV depressed person? how to reduce his fear of turning HIV positive during window period?
HIV+: or not, depression may be from another cause (guilt over risky behaviors, inherited depression, not knowing, etc) The best medicine for anxiety and rumination when possibilities loom and the mind imagines all sorts of outcomes is to replace uncertainty with knowledge. Start with the local HIV hot line or depression hot line and go from there ( recruit the help of trained people who do this ) ...Read more
I get really depressed 2-3 days before I my period. Sometimes during & after. Do I need to fix my Birth control or just go with the flow?
Talk w/ OBGYN: Discuss this w/ Dr who prescribed your medication(s). It may be that some CBT talk therapy can help w/ this and life in general - going w/ the flow may be a fine idea but you can do it more successfully w/ a coach to show you the best strategies. Best wishes! ...Read more
Tamsulosin makes my husband anxiuos, depressed and almsot paranoid. Can we stop for a few days and try saw palmetto during the stop period. Alternate?
Go see your/his doc: Any one with side effects to medication needs to inform prescribing physician and ask about alternatives whether dietary supplements, otc or prescription medications. Recent studies show no benefit from saw palmetto against enlarged prostate. Pygeum might be useful. But all this needs to be discussed w/his doctor. Perhaps other coincidental issues causing "side effects" need to be addressed. ...Read more
I have all my period symptoms but not gotten my period is this bad? Im 30 years old, normally get my period every 26-28 days apart, been really stressed, and depressed lately. Never had unprotected sex. I am married and foiled around with my husband in t
Stopped birth control for amenorrhea and had natural period. Mood (chronic depression) improved during flow. Why? How can I recapture rest of month?
Menses and Mood: Many women's moods are dysregulated by hormone changes. As estrogen changes, serotonin changes. Keep a chart: mood (describe and rate), life events, sleep, irritability, changes in your menstrual cycle (ovulation, onset period, flow, end of period). Bring this to your ob/gyn or primary md. If you need more help, find a psychiatrist who is trained in "reproductive psychiatry" or "moods & hormones". ...Read more
My ex girlfriend dumped me and wants me back. She is really depressed and stressed due to family problems. She had a 3-4 day period that was lighter than normal. She has taken 3 home urine tests and a urine test at an Urgent Care and all came back negativ
What is the question: We don't know what your question is.Can you please resubmit your question ...Read more
Can postpartum depression, stress, anexiety and sleepless period end up with PVC , if all the tests are normal? How to stop it?
I have horrible cramps during my period to where i just lay in bed in a fetal position all day. I get diahrrea, nausiated, and a little depressed.
Endometriosis: You may have endometriosis that causes the pain. Still, severe dysmenorrhea may cause the release of a lot of prostaglandins (pain causing products) that cause the diarrhea and nausea you describe. Patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder also report similar symptoms. Any of these can be treated medically so you should contact your physician for evaluation. ...Read more
Never-ending period, can't take BC due to depression. Had uterine polypectomy then "normal" period, now have continuous brown spotting & cramps. Help!
Try again: They should be able to find a BCP you can take. They aren't all the same. Have your doctor try a few different ones if necessary. They also need to be sure you don't have an infection. Good luck! ...Read more
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