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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, (escitalopram) celexa. ...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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What do you suggest to relieve PMS without medication?

What do you suggest to relieve PMS without medication?

Sometimes you can't : Pms is complicated by emotional and physical changes. As simple as it may sound, sometimes it really helps to just acknowledge that you will be sensitive at certain times of the month. It's also helpful to eat a clean diet and get exercise. Yoga has helped a lot of people too. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have it, was just wondering how others cope with PMS and what is the best medication?

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I have it, was just wondering how others cope with PMS and what is the best medication?

PMS: Diet (reduce sugar & caffeine & salt, increase fiber, calcium, vitamin E ) , lifestyle changes (aerobic exercises, psychotherapy, adequate rest & sleep ), ssri medications such as prozac, hormones, diuretics, anti-inflammatory drugs, clonidine, chasteberry, st. Johns wort, evening primrose oil , supportive tx's. ...Read more

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What are some medications for PMS (menstrual symptoms)?

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PMS: Some are Antidepressants such as Sarafem, Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs such as Motrin, Diuretics, & hormones. Consult your PCP or Ob/Gyn. doctors. ...Read more

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What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

What is the best over-the-counter medication/vitamin for pms?

Vitex/chasteberry: The herb vitex aka chasteberry does have some research support in improving pms symptoms: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/11129515 calcium may also be helpful: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/10763903. ...Read more

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What can I do, or what medications can I take to help me with my anger and temper? I feel like i always have pms. I can be happy one second and a small little issue will make me extremely angry even if its just a minor issue. I have a tendency to stay ang

What can I do, or what medications can I take to help me with my anger and temper? I feel like i always have pms. I can be happy one second and a small little issue will make me extremely angry even if its just a minor issue. I have a tendency to stay ang

If : If you haven't talked to your primary care doctor about this, please do so. There are a number of different causes for these types of symptoms. You need to be evaluated before a medication recommendation can be made. It sounds like your mood fluctuations and your feelings of anger and irritation are very hard on you. Your doctor may recommend a consultation with a psychiatrist, a psychologist or another type of behavioral health provider. This could lead to helpful medications and talking therapy. Good luck getting the help that you need. ...Read more

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Would a women's period or PMS effect ADHD medication? I am about to start my period and noticed the last two days my meds are not working at all.

Would a women's period or PMS effect ADHD medication?  I am about to start my period and noticed the last two days my meds are not working at all.

Meds no, mood yes: Your medication levels are not going to be greatly affected by your menstrual cycle, but it is common to have mood changes which can in turn make you feel like your adhd is worsening. ...Read more

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My PMS is terrible, bad cramps, mood swings, is there any thing i can take to balance my hormones? What medications are often used, and what tests?

PMS is terrible: Pms can be debilitating and there are options for treatment. The most effective means of controlling these symptoms involve suppression of ovulation with birth control pills, the NuvaRing or the depo shot. Also, some women beneft from ssri medications (like prozac) taken during the second half of your cycle. There are other options as well, but these are a good start! ...Read more

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Do the popular over-the-counter premenstrual syndrome medications really work?

Do the popular over-the-counter premenstrual syndrome medications really work?

Depends: Cramps can be reduced with well-timed doses of non-steroidals (like Ibuprofen or naproxen) and depression might be modified slightly by products with a resemblance to antidepressants like st john's wort or those with hormonal content. You should get much better more consistent relief from strategies designed for these symptoms by you and your physician. ...Read more

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How can I get rid of the moodiness that comes with PMS without using drugs?

How can I get rid of the moodiness that comes with PMS without using drugs?

Change diet/exercise: Decrease intake of fats, salt and sugar during this time and increase intake of complex carbohydrates. Six small meals rather than 3 larger meals will keep your blood sugar level more consistent. Calcium 1200mg/d and magnesium each day may improve mood and decrease swelling. Avoid caffeine and alcohol. Aerobic exercise 30min/d. ...Read more

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How can i reproduce twins,Is there a type of drug to use to reproduce more than one egg? I just stop birth control got a PMS oct 29 still Novemb no AF

How can i reproduce twins,Is there a type of drug to use to reproduce more than one egg? I just stop birth control got a PMS oct 29 still Novemb no AF

Not available: There is no drug that is used for increasing the chance for twinning. Twin pregnancies are inherently more risky and more complicated. It is much safer for mom and babies o have singleton pregnancies. ...Read more

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Does anyone know how to help me. PMS in postmenapause an drugs intensify this . water retention , dizziness, headache, balance trouble. been 14 yrs. ?

Does anyone know how to help me. PMS in postmenapause an drugs intensify this  . water retention , dizziness, headache, balance trouble. been 14 yrs. ?

PMS: Water retention common with PMS but headache and balancing issues are not a part and parcel of PMS symptomatology. Get your cervical spine checked. Also it could coming from ear problems. See your MD for further guidance. ...Read more

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Pressure in low abdomen, an feeling PMS dizzy , balance trouble ect. been in phyche ward for this in past never helped drugs dont work help ?

Pressure in low abdomen,  an feeling PMS  dizzy , balance trouble ect. been in phyche ward for this in past never helped  drugs dont work help ?

Please don't take it: Uncaringly. Even if this may sound harsh, I mean it in your best interests and w/ sympathy. Please think about what you're asking. If even intense treatment modalities like ECT and In-Patient stays were unable to relieve you and if the common range of powerful psychotropic drugs didn't either, what do you think we can write in 400 chars that will? Get involved in Tx and make an effort. Follow Dr. ...Read more

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I have a appointment with a suboxone doctor in 2 days and I’ve taken zanaflex to help with cramping (pms) will it show up on my drug screen or will I ?

I have a appointment with a suboxone doctor in 2 days and I’ve taken zanaflex to help with cramping (pms) will it show up on my drug screen or will I ?

No problem: You probably have a chronic pain issue if you're going to a Suboxone doctor. The Zanaflex muscle relaxer will not be an issue. It is not a controlled substance that normally appears in a Urine Drug Test. I would be HAPPY to see that you are taking a muscle relaxer, an anti-inflammatory, and additional non-narcotic medications (like neurontin or Cymbalta) in an attempt to reduce opiate dosages. ...Read more