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What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

What causes perimenopausal mood disorders?

Not exactly known: But probably changes in estrogen and Progesterone which have effects on the functioning of serotonin and norepinephrine. This is probably how replacing estrogen and using antidepressants cause an improvement in mood, but like all mood disorders, the exact process in which mood is produced and controlled is not really known. ...Read more

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Insomnia (Definition)

A sleep disorder in which you cannot fall or stay asleep. It usually accompanies another sleep, medical, or psychiatric disorder, and can lead to memory impairment, mood changes, and increased risk of ...Read more


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Will oral progesterone pills cause sleep disturbance / insomnia trouble?

Will oral progesterone pills cause sleep disturbance / insomnia trouble?

No: Progesterone is not associated with sleep disturbances or insomnia. It has been used in the past to stimulate ventilation in obese patients, but wasn't really very helpful and it is rarely used for that purpose any more. ...Read more

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Hot flashes, sweating, weight gain, insomnia, fatique, no libido, vaginal dryness, anxiety, irritability, gas and blothing. Lab tests normal.

Hot flashes, sweating, weight gain, insomnia, fatique, no libido, vaginal dryness, anxiety, irritability, gas and blothing. Lab tests normal.

Medication effects?: When you say lab tests normal; WHICH lab tests were done? In men Effexor (venlafaxine) & medications like Effexor (venlafaxine) can trash libido & erectile function. I've seen similar problems in women though they tend not to recognize it as often...wonder why..maybe men just see it another moody day? Can cause other symptoms as well. Anyways, you may consider that angle. Try to avoid MORE medications if possible. CBT? ...Read more

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What medication can stop night sweats and sleep awakenings during menopause?

What medication can stop night sweats and sleep awakenings during menopause?

Hormone therapy: While herbs and homeopathic remedies have been known to help, the most reliable and quick way to deal with menopausal symptoms is with hormone therapy - estrogen - with or without progestin. ...Read more

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Anyone --tofranil causes insomnia?

Anyone --tofranil causes insomnia?

Not usually: Drowsiness is a much more common side effect. Rarely nightmares can occur. Insomnia is not a common side effect, but in any individual this can potentially occur. ...Read more

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Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Can menopause cause constipation and insomnia?

Menopause: Both can be accompanying symptoms of other psychological/physiological symptoms seen commonly in menopause, such as depression/anxiety, irritability, pain, mood changes & poor quality sleep. ...Read more

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Perimenopause cause shorter periods. True?

Perimenopause cause shorter periods. True?

Possibly: Sometimes, it can also be longer ones as well. Most importantly the periods should spread out. If not, consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Melatonin (homeopathic, for sleep)-are there side effects in perimenopause?

Melatonin (homeopathic, for sleep)-are there side effects in perimenopause?

Melatonin: Some people confuse regular melatonin in material doses of 3-6 mg, with the "homeopathic" form -- manufactured in potencies of 12x, etc. Melatonin in material doses can induce sleep. Some may experience grogginess the next day with it, though. The "homeopathic" form is not a true homeopathic remedy because no provings have been done on it, and it may or may not correspond to your exact symptoms. ...Read more

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Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Does a FSH level of 45.7 perimenopause or menopause? severe flashes, sweating and breast tenderness

Suggests menopause: That level suggests menopause. Since you are above tha average age (51), it's likely you've gone through menopause. ...Read more

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Feeling so anxious, mood swings, happy, unhappy, and recently severe insomnia, night mares, diminished memory, nd palpitations wt self muscle twiching?

Feeling so anxious, mood swings, happy, unhappy, and recently severe insomnia, night mares, diminished memory, nd palpitations wt self muscle twiching?

Need evaluation now!: Your symptoms are concerning for many potential serious causes. This sounds like it could be due to hyperthyroidism, or it could be a manic episode. Please make sure you go to a doctor right away to be evaluated ...Read more

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Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Can inderal (propranolol) cause insomnia nightmares and trouble sleeping?

Possibly so: Trouble sleeping, as well as vivid and unusual dreams can occur when taking Inderal (propranolol). Worsening of depression can also be a side effect. Other medications and underlying medical conditions may interfere with sleep. You list being on Klonopin - is that being prescribed for anxiety? Persistent mood and anxiety symptoms impair one's ability to sleep, as well as the quality of sleep. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Treated for thyroidits (hashi's ruled out) w/ 75mcg levo/10mcg cytomel (liothyronine) but experiencing panic attacks nausea, trouble breathing, hot flashes nightime?

Treated for thyroidits (hashi's ruled out) w/ 75mcg levo/10mcg cytomel (liothyronine) but experiencing panic attacks nausea, trouble breathing, hot flashes nightime?

Mood and hormones: Hypo or hyper thyroid states may serious impact not only the body but the brain...mind. 1% of the chronic patients in state mental hospitals are cured and released each year, when their thyroid status is corrected. See your family medical doctor or endocrinologist soon. ...Read more

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31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

31 female, 5'2, and 175lbs.Suffer insomnia, sleep apnea, headaches, dermatoraphism and stomach anxiety. On seroquel, (quetiapine) temazapam and allery pills.Ideas?

Need multiple docs: Treat the sleep apnea (see sleep specialist). Treat the anxiety/psychiatric issues (see psychiatrist). Headaches and insomnia could be secondary to both the apneas and the anxiety. You have complex enough complaints that you'll need to see both those specialists to start. ...Read more

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Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

Does estroven balance hormone levels during peri menopause?

For some yes: Estroven is an over the counter herbal supplement to improve hormonal imbalance during perimenopause. It can help women who have mild symptoms and are good candidates for hormone use. (a poor candidate are women with heart disease, diabetes, cancers, blood clots). If you have severe symptoms, this will not help and you can consider bio identical hormone replacement. ...Read more

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Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?

Insomnia, frequent waking, very heavy snoring, unrefreshing sleep, fatigue every day. Sleep study confirms no sleep apnea present. What could it be?

You may suffer from: Upper airway resistance syndrom, most of the time this diagnosis is missed by sleep studies. Have them compare your rdi to ahi if it is almost double, you have issue, even though your ahi is very low and your oxygen saturation is above 90%. ...Read more

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Dr. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Period of time when your estrogen levels start to decline, your periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other ...Read more