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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

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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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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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?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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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)?

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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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-Provera 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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Hi. I'm 44 years old and haven't had my period for 6 months. I've had a bit of spotting. I am not sexually active nor have I been for years. (About 15 years). I am not taking any medications. I do have infrequent PMS symtoms. Without getting my perio

Hi. I'm 44 years old and haven't had my period for 6 months. I've had a bit of spotting. I am not sexually active nor have I been for years. (About 15 years). I am not taking any medications. I do have infrequent PMS symtoms. Without getting my perio

Perimenopause?: You could be transitioning into menopause. You should see your gyn and make sure that there are no other reasons for your absent periods. He/she can also test your hormones and get a sense of what is going on. ...Read more

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Why do some women suffer from PMS?

Why do some women suffer from PMS?

Hormones: Some women are more sensitive to the hormone changes during their cycles and the impact of those chemicals on all body systems can be experienced to extremes that may be uncomfortable. It's not dangerous and can vary from none to lots even in one person. Suffering is partly psychological and that part can be managed w/ skills+knowledge. The rest hurts a bit. ...Read more

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Is PMS avoidable, or are some women just lucky and never get it?

Is PMS avoidable, or are some women just lucky and never get it?

A/W Dr. Pappachen: Avoid caffeine, chocolate, alcohol & salt. Get GYN eval to R/O underlying pathology. Consider omega- 3 fatty acids, magnesium (supplementation or through diet) or Black Cohosh with dr ok. Sipping Chamomile can dissipate pain. ...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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I'm wondering why are women so awful in their behavior during PMS and menopause?

I'm wondering why are women so awful in their behavior during PMS and menopause?

It's hormonal: It is hormonal and it really plays havoc with women's emotions. Fortunately it is usually time limited and passes! ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had a hysterectomy still feel PMS symptoms the way regular women do?

Can a woman who has had a hysterectomy still feel PMS symptoms the way regular women do?

Yes: If your ovaries were left behind you will continue to experience the cyclical symptoms.
The hysterectomy could however somewhat reduce the symptoms. ...Read more

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Can a woman who has had a hysterectomy still feel PMS symptoms in synch with permanent females?

Can a woman who has had a hysterectomy still feel PMS symptoms in synch with permanent females?

Yes: If your ovaries are still there (which is the case in many hysterectomies, especially if you are younger) then the ovaries continue to function normally and any hormone issues, such as pms, will continue after surgery. ...Read more

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47 yr old female here, suffering from pms like symptoms constantly. Along with very painful diareha espisodes. Will magnesium help?

47 yr old female here, suffering from pms like symptoms constantly. Along with very painful diareha espisodes. Will magnesium help?

Chronic PMS: Many women experience pain with menses, and sometimes reactive diarrhea, related to the irritation of the peritoneum in the abdominal cavity. For PMS depressive mood symptoms, we have used Prozac (fluoxetine) 10 mg for 2 weeks a month with good results. Make a consultation with your doctor, and see if a trial of this medication would help. ...Read more

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Do women get hormonal moods like during pms, after having a baby?

Do women get hormonal moods like during pms, after having a baby?

Yes: Your hormones are out of control after having a baby and you may have many mood alterations including depression or highs and lows that will stop soon. ...Read more

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So PMS aka pmdd is an imaginary problems that women "invent" am I right?

PMS: No you are wrong. It is a real medical condition and not an imagination with symptoms which are recurrent and related to menstrual cycle. ...Read more

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If post menapause isn't true in PMS how do some women have babies in the 70, s?

If post menapause isn't true in PMS how do some women have babies in the 70, s?

I know that: The Bible refers to Sarah giving birth in her 90's. There was a woman in India who underwent 2 years of IVF before giving birth at age 70. This is highly unusual. Don't anticipate seeing women in their 70's having natural live births. ...Read more

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Why do women get hot flashes post pms? How to control it? Can we he rid of it? What are the chances?

Why do women get hot flashes post pms? How to control it? Can we he rid of it? What are the chances?

Hormone levels: A sudden drop in hormone levels (estrogen) is the source of the hot flashes. Unfortunately, there really isn't anything that can control it other than moderation of dietary things like caffeine and chocolate which generally are craved at that time. ...Read more

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I’ve purchased PMS Comfort: The natural solution for women as I have severe pms. Is this safe to take when I have severe asthma as well? Please help

I’ve purchased PMS Comfort: The natural solution for women as I have severe pms. Is this safe to take when I have severe asthma as well? Please help

Severe PMS: This herbal concoction is safe for asthmatics but may not give you the self-control that you need. PMS can be a devastating illness -- it may cause you to say or do things that alienate others and spoil relationships without your meaning to do so. Your personal physician is your best guide, and you should consider mainstream Rx. I am very glad you want to address this. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Why do a woman urinate so much during pms? Is this normal?

Why do a woman urinate so much during pms? Is this normal?

Due to diuresis.: Pms sxs can include feeling tearful, irritability, mood swings, anger, depressed mood, change in sex drive & anxiety. These may be accompanied by swelling of the breasts (or extremities), weight gain, abdominal bloating, cramps, nausea, ^ urinary frequency, overeating, headaches (to include migraines), dizziness, fainting & palpitations. Sleep may be disturbed with problems w acne or hives. ...Read more

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Can a woman have PMS symptoms during her period, not just before her period?

Can a woman have PMS symptoms during her period, not just before her period?

Yes and no: Premenstrual syndrome (pms) implies before menses begins, but similar symptoms may continue into the menstrual period. Pms is a widely used term, but diagnostically it requires that the same constellation of emotional symptoms occur for a specified period of time usually a few days on a regular schedule coinciding with menstruation. ...Read more

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Can men suffer trauma from the emotional outbursts women sometimes have during PMS and menopause?

Can men suffer trauma from the emotional outbursts women sometimes have during PMS and menopause?

That is possible.: Whether a man or woman is emotional ; takes things out on another person it can be hurtful. ...Read more

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Please advise if it's a woman's period or the PMS leading up to the period that cause mood changes?

Please advise if it's a woman's period or the PMS leading up to the period that cause mood changes?

Leading up to: Period it can fall under premenstrual syndrome or late luteal phase dysphoric disorder. ...Read more

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How come women have mood swings during PMS and menopause?

How come women have mood swings during PMS and menopause?

The mood swings: That may occur are related to hormonal changes in the woman's body. ...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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I know women complain of being bloated during pms, however can a person be bloated during her period too?

I know women complain of being bloated during pms, however can a person be bloated during her period too?

Very common error: Almost everyone - both genders - all ages - think bloating/gas is part of pms. Perhaps it is time to add it into the definition since usage is an important part of meaning. But, till they do - pms is only the emotional components - moody, irritable, etc. Anyone, anytime can feel bloated - why not see a doctor to find out what is wrong? ...Read more