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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