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Mood Swings And Breastfeeding
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
Con't BP II vs PMDD? Can I still have PMDD symptoms w/out period? BFing for 14mths but 14 days of stability followed by 14 days mood swings ea mth
Unclear: PMDD is not usually confused with Bipolar II. If you are breastfeeding and not having periods then it is not PMDD. PMDD is very specific in its relationship to the menstrual cycle. I would schedule a visit with your primary care doctor or psychiatrist and ask for an evaluation. Post partum depression and bipolar screening can be done to help you sort this out. ...Read more
A variety of things: Can cause mood swings. Family problems, financial meltdowns, significant health challenges, educational plans going off track can all be a stimulus for the mood swings. More seriously it could be some form of bipolar disorder where mood swings are always a part of the disorder. That, and sleep problems and chronic agitation are part of almost every type of bipolar disorder. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Why would I be having mood swings especially waking up in the mornings ? Like I don't feel like myself im saying things before I think.
Many Reasons: There may be many reasons that you are having these symptoms. Have you had any recent stressors/changes in your family/work life? Are you getting enough quality sleep? It is important to find the source of these symptoms since that is where the solution lies. Your doctor can help you sort through these questions as well as run any necessary blood tests to get to the bottom of this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many possibilities: Mood swings can have many different causes. If they persist an evaluation by your pcp or a psychiatrist might be helpful. Some possibilities include, sleep disturbance, nutritional imbalance, hormonal imbalance, poor reaction to stressful life events, depressive disorder, bipolar disorder, etc. Mood stability is desirable and possible so act now! ...Read more
Diagnosis?: So many possible reasons: do you have the right diagnosis -- a medical condition like hormone imbalance, diabetes or hypoglycemia? A psychiatric problem like bipolar, borderline, anxiety, ptsd, drugs/alcohol? A lack of education or role models for coping strategies? Insomnia? You need providers you like and trust to help you sort these all out. Best wishes! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
BIPOLAR: Get an evaluation from a psychiatrist to help identify what mood swings mean to you and whatever else may be bothering you. Consider recommendations for medication if any are given. Get a referral for a reputable psychotherapist to speak with. Meds and therapy combined are most optimal; not just one or the other. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I read the description of mood swings as alternating between euphoria and depression. I would add to this that sometimes mood swings are not this extreme. Moods may be bored, mildly unhappy, irritable, sad, or back to "okay" or stable. Extreme mood swings are those in ...Read more
Breastfeeding is providing nutrition to an infant using breat milk either directly by infant latching and sucking on the nipple or by feeding via bottle with expressed breast milk (when baby has difficulty suckling). Breast milk is the best milk for any baby but ...Read more
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