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Vitamins For Moodiness And Irritability
Are concentration and memory loss and poor balnce and shakiness and also difficulties of forming a dialog can be symptoms of fibromyalgia?
NO: Those are more based in a probable neurological (or psychological) issue. ...Read more
Experiencing excessive menstrual cramps with pain scare rating of 6-8 leading to difficulty focusing and concentrating and dizziness. Ways to help?
Get evaluated: Menstrual Cramps are rarely a sign of something serious, but they can be very disabling. If Advil/Motrin/Alleve is not helpful, see your clinician who can evaluate the cause of your severe menstrual cramps, and possibly perform tests to rule out more serious conditions - i.e., endometriosis, if indicated. They may recommend continuous birth control pill use or a Mirena IUD. Take Care. ...Read more
Multiple ideas: Some women benefit from antidepressants such as zoloft, prozac, and paxil (paroxetine). All need fresh, whole foods, consistent rest and exercise, and stress reduction. Some find relief through botanical medicines such as st. John's wort, black cohosh, and chasteberry, and nutrients such as evening primrose oil & magnesium. A trained classical homeopath may be able to prescribe helpfully for you, too. ...Read more
I have intertestial cystitis and am having these symptoms, fatigue lack of sleep throwing up loss of appetite diet is limited. Are vitamins needed?
Anxiety: Not sure about how good, mixed results are reported. You can try vallerian or kava kava. ...Read more
Besides st John wort what other supplements can be good for up lifting mood and motivation. Tired of feeling blah.
See your doctor: There are many reasons why you may be feeling "blah," thereby affecting mood and motivation. You list a number of conditions that may be impacting your current state. You report being overweight, having COPD, and Hep C. Have you been to your doctor to discuss your symptoms? He/she can perform a complete examination and the appropriate testing in order to determine direction of treatment. Best. ...Read more
Pregnancy @ 14?: Some women can become depressed during pregnancy, especially if they've had depression previously. It may also depend on the circumstances of the woman's life, the way she feels about her pregnancy, the support she's receiving, and her relationship with her baby's father. If your age is truly 14 and you're pregnant, you need your family's help. Please tell your doctor of any depression too. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Seek evaluation: It is advisable to seek an evaluation with a mental health professional who specializes in pregnancy and postpartum depression. If you have Antepartum anxiety and/or depression (10-15% prevalence) it would be best to start treatment now to lower risk of postpartum depression and anxiety. Many ppl don't realize anxiety is often more common than depressed mood. If in IL, I can do virtual consult. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Over the counter: My impression is that you are asking about over-the-counter vitamins, medications, or supplements. Please realize that research support is very limited for many of these. Vitamin d supplementation, st. John's wort, folic acid, sam-e, omega-3 fatty acids epa/dha (fish oil) may be helpful for improving mood though they have not be rigorously studied at the level required by the fda for mood. ...Read more
I take lyrica (pregabalin) for mood and irritability associated with borderline personality disorder, can I take it as needed instead of every day? Causes munchies
Not clear: Lyrica (pregabalin) is approved to treat diabetic peripheral neuropathy, postherpetic neuralgia, partial onset seizures & fibromyalgia. It can take 2 to 4 weeks to get adequate pain relief. Off-label uses (which account for most prescriptions) include panic disorder, migraine prophylaxis, social phobia, bipolar disorder & alcohol withdrawal. I don't know of any studies showing dosing needs for bpd. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My wife takes wellbutrin (bupropion) and Zoloft for depression. Will these meds cause tiredness and sleepiness? She is always tired.
Yes: Sx of moodiness and sleeping disorders are very broad. Have yourself checked medically first to see if there're no medical reasons for your sx. In any case, work on a sleep hygiene to deal with sleep issues and you can monitor your mood through a diary/journal to see what contributes to the moodiness (to find out the triggers). Find a mental health professional to guide you through the process. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can wellbutrin (bupropion) 150 taking with Zoloft and Risperdal for GAD and depression and can boost memory and sex drive and energy?
Multiple things: This is a complex combination of symptoms, and may well have multiple causes. Or, depending on when in your cycle these symptoms happen, it could be some form of pms or pmdd. Best to see your own physician for evaluation. S/he may want you to see a psychiatrist as well, but your own doctor is a good first step. ...Read more
I'm currently taking sertryline and promazine for depression and anxiety but i'm still feeling low with periods of high and stable mood?
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