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Does the medication taken for treating pcos has mood swings or other side effects on the patient. Are the medicines safe without any long term effects?

Does the medication taken for treating pcos has mood swings or other side effects on the patient. Are the medicines safe without any long term effects?

Please specify med: Please specify the medication that you have in mind. The question right now is too broad. If you could get the name of the medication then we would be able to answer this question more efficiently for you. Please resubmit the question when you have the name of it. Thank you. ...Read more

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Dr. Qamar Khan
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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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Lately i've been having crazy mood swings. I have pcos and im taking pills. Im scared it may be perimenopause or something? Is this likely? Almost 18

Not peri-menopause: at age 17 going on 18. Mood swings do not diagnose menopause, pregnancy, or anything else for that matter. Mood swings are more likely due to what's going on in your life than medication or a disease condition. Good wishes. ...Read more

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Do mood swings and alcohol affect polycystic ovaries?

Do mood swings and alcohol affect polycystic ovaries?

Not really: Pcos is also called stein leventhal syndrome. Strangely, you don't have to have ovarian cysts to have this disease. Symptoms include lots of things including acne, excessive hair growth, obesity and infertility. Treatment is variable depending on the symptoms and severity. Lots of docs can help you. Mood swings and alcohol can make any disease feel worse, or better! but don't treat yourself. ...Read more

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Hi i have mild pcos and used to have mood swings especially around ovulation. since taking maca root supplements i feel happy all the time. is it maca?

Maca root : Believe in Healing Powers of your Body as you do not have mood swings now. There is not enough Research to show that Maca root helps with PCOS. • Focus on improving: • Physical • Intellectual • Emotional • Social and • Spiritual Health! ...Read more

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I had a stroke 5 months ago. Is there other options for treating my pcos besides aldactone (spironolactone) which I am on ? I got mood swings on provera.

Mood stabilizers: Hello , a lot of people who have pcos experience mood swings, you are not alone. It souns like you have several medical conditions. I recommend that you consult with ob/gyn for alternative treatments for pcos. Consider mood stabilizer for mental health too. ...Read more

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How long does it take for Metformin 1000 mg to start working for weight loss due to PCOS? Also, will metformin help with depression and mood swings?

Metformin: Metformin controls blood sugar not weight loss. Metformin will not help with depression and mood swings. Please see: 1: Diabetes educator -- your doctor will organize that for you. 2: Psychologist -- clearly needed for your depression and mood swings. Wish you well! ...Read more

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Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

Mood swings, sudden brown tanning & pigmentation of facial skin with light colored spots in it since 2 years, acne & oily skin, pcos. Skin problem?

DERMATITIS: Looks like it is a stubborn skin condition that lasted for 2 years. It is better seen by a dermatologist for the right evaluation and treatment. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Emotional Instability (Definition)

Emotional instability is a clinical finding in which a person's mood either varies significantly over time between various emotions or a person frequently experiences a strong emotion like ...Read more


Dr. Dennis Higginbotham
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Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome (Definition)

See the link below: https://www.healthtap.com/#publications/2039180 It is what Dr. Khurram Rehman wrote, but has the detail of an article for those interested in ...Read more