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Pms (premenstrual syndrome) or pmdd. Which is worse?

Pms (premenstrual syndrome) or pmdd. Which is worse?

PMDD: There is a spectrum running from no symptoms, through pms to really severe pmdd (premenstrual dysphoric disorder). With pmdd women complain of feeling like a different person, they have a really short fuse and don't even like themselves. Treatment is with an antidepressant (ssri) starting midcycle and just taking it until the start of the menses. This acts as a mood stabilizer. ...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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How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

How are mood disorder and premenstrual syndrome diagnosed?

Clinical interview: The diagnoses are made after consulting with your doctor. The mood symptoms in premenstrual disorders occur near the end of each monthly cycle. At other times, the individual feels normal. Mood disorder symptoms occur irrespective of where someone is in the menstrual cycle although depression symptoms can worsen premenstrually. ...Read more

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What causes premenstrual syndrome?

What causes premenstrual syndrome?

Exact cause unknown: But it seems related to fluctuating level of hormones including estrogene and Progesterone ...Read more

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Is the abdominal pain associated with cushing's syndrome mild moderate or severe?

Is the abdominal pain associated with cushing's syndrome mild moderate or severe?

None of the above.: Abdominal pain is not a prominent feature of cushing syndrome. There is an increased risk of kidney stones in cushing syndrome, and there can be some low back pain. Rarely, pancreatitis can occur in cushing syndrome, and that pain would be likely severe. ...Read more

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Does premenstrual syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Does premenstrual syndrome usually cause many symptoms?

Yes: Bloating, cramping, but also mood changes--can be treatable--see your doctor. ...Read more

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Which symptoms consistant with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Which symptoms consistant with chronic fatigue syndrome?

Many tests: You need to be evaluated for sleep pattern disruptions, metabolic abnormalities, immune system dysfunctions, inadequate nutrition, chronic infections, insufficient hormone levels, vitamin and mineral deficiencies, psychological issues and many more. It's difficult to evaluate and treat. There are many things that can help. ...Read more

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Does severe fetal alcohol syndrome and edwards syndrome have the same symptoms?

Does severe fetal alcohol syndrome and edwards syndrome have the same symptoms?

It is possible: Edwards syndrome (trisomy 18) is a genetic disorder which can share some features with severe fetal alcohol alcohol syndrome, like a small head (microcephaly) and low birthweight. Typically babies with edwards syndrome also have other malformations (abnormal fingers and feet, heart and/or kidney problems). The neonatologist or pediatrician will send a genetic testing to confirm edwards syndrome. ...Read more

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What helps with a severe chronic opioid withdrawal syndrome?

What helps with a severe chronic opioid withdrawal syndrome?

Mutual support helps: Consider attending meetings of narcotics anonymous and talk with an addictions specialist about using buprenorphine. ...Read more

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Is premenstrual syndrome an illness?

PMS/PMDD: 90% of women will experience some combination of premenstrual symptoms, called premenstrual moliminia. 20% of women will have 'distressing symptoms'. Using strict guidelines, 3-8% of women have a constellation of symptoms, some disabling, and are diagnosed with pmdd. Both PMS and pmdd are conditions for which there is treatment. ...Read more

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Could tourette's syndrome get worse with stress?

Could tourette's syndrome get worse with stress?

Manage stress: Symptoms, such as tics , can be worsened with stress. The disorder itself is also a stressor, so it is important that good stress management techniques be utilized. ...Read more

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Can cyclical vomiting syndrome cause miscarriages?

Can cyclical vomiting syndrome cause miscarriages?

Unlikely: Unless there is severe upset to metabolism and electrolytes, there is little risk of direct harm to early pregnancy. ...Read more

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With premenstrual syndrome, can it cause dizziness?

Yes: Up to80% of women have emotional and physical changes prior to mensturation, ~40% disturbing, ~2-5% debilitating(pmdd premenstrual dysphoric disorder).Many sx's:physical: headache, edema, bloating, and lethargy;emotional:depression, irritability, anxiety, etc.Need to r/o other med/psych problems: mdd, hypoglycemia, etc, so can best treat:meds &/or complementary therapies.Be good to yourself: access help. ...Read more

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Angelman syndrome symptoms include what?

Angelman syndrome symptoms include what?

Angelman syndrome: Individuals with angelman syndrome have a characteristic facial appearance with microbrachycephaly, maxillary hypoplasia, deep-set eyes, and large mouth with tongue protrusion. The gait is jerky and puppet-like and behavior is marked by frequent spells of inappropriate laughter. Severe intellectual disability and speech impairment are usually present, and most suffer from epilepsy. ...Read more

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Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Which pains does irritable bowel syndrome cause?

Usually crampy: Abdominal pains, bloating and diarrhea, constipation or both. That being said, many other diagnoses can present the same way, so you need a thorough history and exam and possible diagnostic testing to correctly make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Are cramps and more pain typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Are cramps and more pain typically associated with marfan's syndrome?

Aches here and there: Marfan syndrome patients can get aches and pains in many joints because of the looser ligaments trying to hold the joints together at rest and under physical stress. ...Read more

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Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

Unusual periods with severe pain and flu like symptoms.....

How are they unusual: Bleeding patterns with the menstrual cycle say a lot about what may be wrong in terms of hormones or fibroids or other issues that could be going on. Flu like symptoms aren't typically associated with one's uterus, however before a menstrual cycle women can get body aches and bloating due to elevated hormone levels. If you are having absence of menses or bleeding more than once a month, see md. ...Read more

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Could cushing syndrome cause severe upper stomach pain?

Could cushing syndrome cause severe upper stomach pain?

Not usually: I'd look for another condition such as peptic ulcer disease, gastroesophageal reflux, biliary tract disease, or cholecystitis, just to name a few ...Read more

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Is irritable bowel syndrome associated with infertility?

Is irritable bowel syndrome associated with infertility?

Yes: Like any chronic stress condition, ibs can affect ovulation fertility. Ibs rarely is associated with scar tissue and damage to fallopian tubes and uterus. Pregnancy is easiest to achieve when the illness is quiescent. A careful review of diet and nutrition is a good idea with ibs. ...Read more

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