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Doctor insights on: Perimenopause Mood Swings

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Dr. Sanjiv Kaul
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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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I am 36 years old I had my partial Hysterectomy at 33. I am having hot flashes, clammy skin, fatigue, vaginal dryness, mood swings. Perimenopause?

Possible: What exactly was removed? Just the uterus and cervix? Was one or both ovaries left? Sometimes even if the ovaries are left the blood supply is compromised somewhat from dividing the blood supply to the uterus. See your provider for blood work to determine if you might be in menopause or premenopause. This would mean blood work. ...Read more

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I'm 32 and afraid i'm in premature perimenopause. Hot flashes/night sweats, brain fog, fatigue, mood swings. Tsh 4.0. On hbc. How can I know for sure?

I'm 32 and afraid i'm in premature perimenopause. Hot flashes/night sweats, brain fog, fatigue, mood swings. Tsh 4.0. On hbc. How can I know for sure?

It's possible: 32 is young for menopause, but possible for various reasons. Are you having periods and if so how often? Your doctor can check your gonadotropin levels to tell you if you are perimenopausal; if so then further work up would need to be done to determine the cause. It is important to note that your symptoms could also be caused by other medical reasons so it is important to follow with your doctor. ...Read more

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What causes mood swings in men?

What causes mood swings in men?

Complex question: There are so many possible causes: 1) stress, 2) depression, 3) bipolar disorder, 4) anxiety, 5) medical problems, 6) interpersonal conflict, 7) medication side effect, ..... Without more information, it's impossible to answer more precisely. ...Read more

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Are there any mood stabilisers for rapid mood swings?

Absolutely!: But you must work with a medical provider to find the right medication(s) for you. ...Read more

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What causes very bad mood swings?

Mood Disorders: The most common cause of mood swings is a mood disorder. Depending what you mean by a "mood swing" you could be talking about a mild form of bipolar. There are some medical illnesses that can do this, so definitely go see your doctor. ...Read more

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Do diet changes cause mood swings?

Do diet changes cause mood swings?

It can: The gastrointestinal tract is now known as one of the largest endocrine organs of our body. In essence without proper nutrition, there are many hormones generated from our gut that feed back to our brain that could generate a whole host of emotional responses. It comes down to balance. Doing anything to the extreme, including exercise, extreme dieting, etc has consequences..Such as mood swings. ...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. Thomas Lyons
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Perimenopause (Definition)

Year period of time when estrogen secretion begins to decline, periods become irregular, symptoms such as hot flashes may begin, along with mood swings and other changes. Talk ...Read more