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Doctor insights on: Mood Changes With Period Women

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Why do some women have such negative mood changes during a monthly period?

Why do some women have  such negative mood changes during a monthly period?

Multivariable: For some, the drop in estrogen effects neurons in the brain, making them retract. For many it is the exacerbation of an already underlying mood problem. The main symptom in 93 % of women is fatigue. A birth control pill may help. If you have regular insomnia, headaches from teeth clinching, etc, medication for anxiety can be helpful. Cymbalta at 30 mg is a good place to start if insured. ...Read more

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Mood (Definition)

Is how a patient says they feel, or how someone feels internally, versus how someone's mood appears, which is called "affect." if you say your mood is "happy, " and you appear to be so, we would say that your affect is congruent. If, however, you actually look really angry, we would say your mood is "happy" and ...Read more


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Ever since I got the copper IUD coil I am having increasing bad pmt never experienced pmt before now my mood changes one week before period. ?

Ever since I got the copper IUD coil I am having increasing bad pmt never experienced pmt before now my mood changes one week before period. ?

Possible: If you had used something like the pill before which helps with premenstrual symptoms then now that you are using something that does not suppress the ovaires you may be feeling symptoms. You might consider an antidepressant. ...Read more

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Time of period, brown spotting not enough for a pad, tired, extreme mood changes, sensitivity, etc. Never had this before. What is going on?

Time of period, brown spotting not enough for a pad, tired, extreme mood changes, sensitivity, etc. Never had this before. What is going on?

Moody Anxiety: If your period has changed (and you are having sex) think pregnancy which can also make you feel moody and tired. Get a pregancy test if this is the case. ...Read more

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Mood changes, headaches, frequent urination,food cravings, but my last period was April 14th. Could it be? Still too early to tell

Mood changes, headaches, frequent urination,food cravings, but my last period was April 14th. Could it be? Still too early to tell

Way too early: Unless you want to conceive - use protection whenever you have sex. If you miss your next period, wait a week and do a test. Your signs can be from anything or nothing and may be unrelated to each other. Try to learn factual info about reproduction - it's good to know. Best! ...Read more

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Lower back ache, stomach cramps lower pelvis feels harder.Little queezy at points mood changes no period tired easy feel like I have to pee a lot more?

Lower back ache, stomach cramps lower pelvis feels harder.Little queezy at points mood changes no period tired easy feel like I have to pee a lot more?

Urine infection?: Possibly a urinary tract infection but would need to do a urine analysis. Kidney stone is also possible but pain with this is usually more severe if this is mid cycle it could be pain from ovulation the bottom line is that you should seek medical attention. ...Read more

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What do I do? I am still constantly struggling with mood changes, periods of severe depression which lasts for days. Help?

Gotten help yet?: If the answer is no then start with a medical evaluation with a psychiatrist or your physician to assess for a formal mood disorder ; underlying medical conditions that may be causing symptoms. Talking therapy (cognitive behavioral therapy or insight oriented psychotherapy) is important for lasting change. Consider working with a psychologist for talking therapy. Good luck. ...Read more

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Am i maybe partly bipolar? I find my mood changes so fast over things that can be so small&i go through periods of extreme depression and happiness.

Am i maybe partly bipolar? I find my mood changes so fast over things that can be so small&i go through periods of extreme depression and happiness.

See below: You need a more thorough examination by your dr to be able to accurately diagnose you. A more in depth evaluation can be done by psychiatrist once medical conditions are ruled out by your primary care. Pls see your dr soon to prevent further delay of treatment, good luck. ...Read more

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Can periods cause cyclic changes in mood and behavior?

Can periods cause cyclic changes in mood and behavior?

Yes: The hormone changes which drive a woman's menstrual cycle can certainly be associated with changes in mood and behavior. ...Read more

Dr. Caroline Cribari
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Mood Changes (Definition)

Perhaps you are asking about severe and sudden changes in mood that do not correspond to the current situation? If so, this might indicate a ...Read more