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Can PMS be something serious?

Can PMS be something serious?

Could b: There was a successful homicide defense in england based on pms. ...Read more

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Lexapro (Definition)

Also called escitalopram, it is a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor, used for treatment of depression, anxiety disorders. It is the isomer of citalopram (celexa), originally introduced as a refined form of Celexa with fewer adverse effects. Daily doses range from 10 mg. To 40 mg. , average 20mg. Main side-effects involve ...Read more


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Can I take Chaste Tree Berry for PMS symptoms such as anger and frustration? I'm on Lexapro and going to switch to Paxil

Can I take Chaste Tree Berry for PMS symptoms such as anger and frustration? I'm on Lexapro and going to switch to Paxil

May cause issues: It seems to affect a chemical in the brain called dopamine. Some medications for mental disorders help to decrease dopamine. Taking vitex agnus-castus (chaste tree berry)along with medications for mental conditions might decrease the effectiveness of some medications for mental condition. ...Read more

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Started Lexapro and taking trinessa. I am on 2 nd week af active pill and have been having a lot of abdominal cramping almost like pms. Side effect?

Started Lexapro and  taking trinessa. I am on 2 nd week af active pill and have been having a lot of abdominal cramping almost like pms. Side effect?

Possibly: If you have been on the birth control for quite a while without any side effects and you did not miss any pills, and you just started Lexapro recently, then your abdominal cramping may be a side effect of the lexapro. For more info www.Askyourgynecologist.Org. ...Read more

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Any recommendations for medication to help pms?

Any recommendations for medication to help pms?

SSRIs: The antidepressants known as the ssris are sometimes helpful for the mood-related difficulties that often accompany pms. Examples would be zoloft, prozac, lexapro, celexa. ...Read more

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What are the newest and most effective ways to treat severe PMS symptoms?

What are the newest and most effective ways to treat severe PMS symptoms?

Premenstrual SSRI : Pms symptoms are often relieved by using ssri type antidepressants like zoloft & lexapro, a week prior to menstrual period and stopping it shortly after period begins. ...Read more

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Any tips on how to deal with bad PMS symptoms before periods?

Some tips.: Hello. You can talk with your physician about options like omega 3 fatty acids and magnesium supplementation. Avoid excessive sugar and low quality carbohydrate intake. Don’t add extra salt to your food and avoid processed foods containing extra salt. Reduce caffeine and alcohol use. Stay physically active. ...Read more

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Wellbutrin for anxiety and pms?

No: Wellbutrin can be helpful for major depression, particularly melancholic, down in the dumps depression. Wellbutrin is stimulating, and at best doesn't affect anxiety, but can exacerbate anxiety. For premenstrual dysporic disorder (pdd), ssris, like zoloft, celexa, and Prozac that work through serotonin can alleviate symptoms, but wellbutrin and works through Dopamine and doesn't help with pdd. ...Read more

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Can PMS be something serious?

Could b: There was a successful homicide defense in england based on pms. ...Read more

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Pms (Definition)

Collection of emotional symptoms, with or without physical symptoms, related to the menstrual cycles. Common symptoms are irritability, tension & dysphoria, also insomnia, headaches, fatigue, mood swings, ...Read more


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Premenstrual Syndrome (Definition)

Premenstrual syndrome is a condition that affects women about 1 week before the onset of their period. Symptoms include mood changes, bloating, ...Read more