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Oestrogen And Depression
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
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost memory and sex drive and energy?
Bipolar disorder: Bipolar disorder is often helped by lithium, which is a mood-stabilizing medication. Sometimes depression is severe enough despite this that an antidepressant like wellbutrin (bupropion) is added -- but not without the mood stabilizer. If prescribed by your psychiatrist and you are followed regularly, the combination may help your mood, wellbutrin (bupropion) is not an anti-anxiety medication, though. ...Read more
I have high prolactin levels with pcos I am on ocps and antidepressant that is sertaline hydrochloride for anxiety and panic and mild depression ?
Yes: Perimenopause can start up to 9 years before your period stops for good. The changing hormones can lead to mood changes (including tearfulness) and anxiety. However, if it is interfering with any of your relationships or your work, be sure to talk to your doctor. We have lots of great strategies. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Possible low progesterone levels? Symptoms: debilitating headaches, mental fogginess, low Vit D levels, mood swings and infertility.
Problems: Your list of symptoms indicates that you need to see your doctor some time soon to work out what is wrong with you and how it can be controlled. ...Read more
There is no cure: Depression and bipolar disorder are like any chronic condition including diabetes, heart disease or hypertension. Unfortunately there is no cure but maintanance treatement is necessary to remain symptom free. All medicines have side effects. Lamotrogine and duloxetine both have adverse effects that vary in each individual based on genetics, age, dose and require monitoring to achieve response. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I'm currently taking sertryline and promazine for depression and anxiety but i'm still feeling low with periods of high and stable mood?
How to increase serotonin and GABA levels in the brain?Have extreme anxiety but not depressed.No cbt please tried lots of times and 8years of antidepr
Don't give up: Hi. You have a lot of info on your disorder, but you don't seem to feel helped. Have you tried other forms of therapy from cbt? Therapy can work even if it hasn't in the past. Sometimes it really is a matter of finding the right therapist for you. Good luck and keep asking. ...Read more
Most likely: If you were prescribed citalopram, i assume the doctor diagnosed major depression and/or an anxiety disorder. If so, the medicine is quite likely to improve your symptoms. However, not all low moods are major depression, and not all anxiety requires medical treatment, so if citalopram was not prescribed following a careful evaluation, the chance it will help is much less. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Sometimes: Risperidone has a tendency to increase prolactin levels. Prolactin levels are inversely related to estrogen and testosterone levels with long-term exposure in both men and women. Abilify (aripiprazole) appears much less likely to result in long-term elevations of prolactin and thus less likely to decrease estrogen and testosterone. ...Read more
I am menopausal and have been prescribed a low dose of progesterone to help with hot flashes, vagina dryness and mood changes. Is this safe?
It can be: Known situations that make it unsafe include past blood clotting disorder, history of breast or endometrial cancers, endometriosis, fibroids, liver problems or elevated triglycerides (type of cholesterol). Common adverse effects: nausea/bloating, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, weight gain, mood swings, breast tenderness. That said, considered safe if cautious and very effective for hot flashes. ...Read more
Will 10mg of amitriptyline increase serotonin and noreph. Levels to assist with stress and/or anxiety?
The results of : Studies on this subject are conflicting. So there's no conclusive evidence that ptsd can increase testosterone level. As a rule, stress lowers levels of male and female hormones. Take care! http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/m/pubmed/22261549/?I=3&from=/12707485/related. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have low cortisol, progesterone, estradiol and melatonin levels, and high testosterone. What could cause this combination of abnormalities?
Glandular dysfunctio: Many people have adrenal fatigue which will lower cortisol levels and associated stress will mess up sleep or melatonin. Ovarian dysfunction is also common at earlier age due to poor diets and chemical toxicity even as early as prenatal. Iodine deficiency may be contributing to same. See a dr at acam.Org. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Levels Decrease: As the body ages, the levels of these hormones diminish. Replenishment of hormones to optimal, physiological levels has been shown to alleviate age-related changes in your body. For a long description of the role and importance of these two hormones, visit: http://doctorscotts.Com/bioidentical-hormones.Php hope this answers your question! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What depletes estrogen and testosterone in women and what can I do to boost both of these hormones. I am post menopausal on HRT?
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