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Vitamins For Moodiness And Irritability
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
Is there any vitamin I can take along side Depo provera (medroxyprogesterone) that will help with my moodiness and libido?
Possible: I'd talk to your doctor before trying anything - as there might be an adjunctive treatment they can provide to help. Or, perhaps evaluate if Depo injections are the best option for you. The only supplement that I've seen that has any actual data supporting it (for mood) is called SAMe (it's a very weak serotonin reuptake inhibitor). But def check with your doctor first. Good luck! ...Read more
Superdosing on vitamins for 2 months (via juicing). Can this cause mood changes, levelheadedness, increased bp?
Yes, see link below:
& follow links from there to hypervitaminosis a, d. E. B6, b3. http://en. Wikipedia. Org/wiki/vitamin_poisoning
strongly recommend backing off significantly from these vitamins, especially the fat-soluble ones (a, d, e). Consult a nutritionist or naturopathic physician as to appropriate amounts. Rda's can also be a guideline. ...Read more
Dr just raised my venlafaxine from 150 mg. To 225 mg. What should I expect and will it help with OCD and irritability, moodiness, depression?
I started taking B6 and B12 and I at same time am ravenously hungry, episodes of lightheaded and a bit irritable, is it the vitamins? Is it bad?
Maybe: B6 is involved in making brain neurotransmitters, serotonin & norepinephrine, so depending on the dose, you may have ramped up production a bit. The maximum daily intake is 100 milligrams/day. Vitamin B12 is important in nerve function as well. The recommended intake is usually cited at 2 to 3 micrograms daily, a little more ok. Try to get these in diet; if supplement, not more than recommended. ...Read more
My mood changes a lot. Sometimes i'll be very irritable and feeling empty, but sometimes just fine. Help?
Hmmm. It depends: I think the critical thing is teasing apart the "biological" from the "psychological" aspects of this. If your mood changes for no particular reason and/or you have periods of irritability for no particular reason, you may have a type of bipolar disorder - the "type ii." if your emotional reactivity is due to psychological issues - there may be things eating at you. Rx: see a counselor. ...Read more
Is Vitamin d deficiency related to Irritable Bowel Syndrome? If one has adequate sun exposure, wat else could b the reasons for vitamin D deficiency?
Liver and kidney: The active vitamin D is made from a precursor compound in the skin which, upon exposure to sun light, is converted into an intermediate metabolite that in turn needs to be further metabolized in the liver and finally in the kidney. Problem anywhere along this path can cause deficiency ...Read more
Not likely: Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) is characterized by bloating, abdominal pain, diarrhea, and/or constipation. The colon appears normal when examined on colonscopy. Because the lining is normal, absorption of nutrients is not impaired by IBS. Lack of vitamin D and B-12 can be due to lack of absorption due to other illnesses, or simply lack of sufficient ingestion via diet-B-12, and lack of sun-vitD. ...Read more
Why would a teenager have low vitamin d, an elevated (4.5) total bilirubin, irritable bowel symptoms and fatigue?
Low vit d is common in those who don't supplement with d during fall & winter & is easily corrected. Irritable bowel symptoms are common & often genetic. It often responds to a fodmap diet: http://cassandraforsythe. Com/blog/complete+fodmap+list+for+a+happy+gut
but make sure you don't have parasites, food allergies or imbalances of flora.
You need tests to find the cause of high bili. See comment:. ...Read more
28 yo/f. Tired all the time, no energy. Grumpy. Not like me at all. Getting 6-7hrs sleep/nite. Take prenatals for vitamins (not preg.) eat well.?
Was having trouble sleeping. I started a multivitamin and my sleep improved, but it made me feel irritated. Is there a vitamin linked to good sleep?
Vitamin for sleep: Was having trouble sleeping. I started a multivitamin and my sleep improved, but it made me feel irritated. Is there a vitamin linked to good sleep? ANS: No vitamin has been tested to improve sleep. Recommend you discuss with your Dr. Or see a sleep expert. Find Epsworth sleep scale online and see if you might be candidate for OSA.. ...Read more
Which is better for red, irritated and itchy skin around the bum and tailbone: astringent like zinc oxide or moisturizer like urea/vitamin e cream?
Need to examine:
It is not feasible to provide a meaningful opinion without taking additional history, physical examination and may be some tests. The issues you mentioned are not the only ones to be considered. If the symptoms persist, it would be prudent to see your doctor.
For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
I have had pregnancy symptoms, bloating, increased irritability, moodiness, nausea, etc. I have pcos and have had three negative hpt could I be preggo?
Maybe at first: Lithium is typically used to treat mood disorders - either bipolar disorder or as a add on for major depression. Like most psychiatric medications the onset of benefit may take several weeks. After a few weeks with the appropriate dose - then mood symptoms should decrease. ...Read more
See your doctor: Mood changes in bipolar disorder tend to occur without cause or are a exaggerated response to an event. The individual tends to expresses frustration with them selves, often saying "i don't know why I react this way. Moodiness in teens tends to be persistent and is related to events. Moodiness can also be depression. The best thing to do is to consult with your physician. ...Read more
It is so worrisome when you have several problems and sometimes people are not sure how to begin.
It helps to have a full physical to eliminate physical problems.
Then it's helpful to look for support in the person's life.
Good nutrition is essential. Exercise especially yoga helps.
Medication may be useful. ...Read more
Can hormonal imbalances cause migraines and severe moodiness? And is birth control the best way to help?
Migraines & Hormones: I have had many cases over the years where patients link hormonal imbalances, menstruation episodes, and other hormonal conditions to their migraines; as well as moodiness. Regarding medication, you may want to ask your PCP about birth control and other potential medications for your headaches. ...Read more
Why do I get terrible anxiety along with extreme moodiness, tendency to cry, frustration, etc. When I don't eat for a prolonged period of time?
Moodiness: Irritability anxiety moodiness being edgy can be for various reasons, low blood sugar can cause irritability dizziness but not anxiety better to get some blood work done An psych eval also to look into any issues with mood or anxiety that can be taken care of easily all the best ...Read more
Can pain killers cause moodiness? My dad takes 2 hydrocodones once every 7 days for back pain 10 hrs apart. Seems he's always angrier those days.
Possible: Since you have noticed this have you discussed this wiht your father. Sometimes narcotics can cause psychiatiric problems. You may need to discuss this with him and his physician ...Read more
I had no symptoms of stopping zoloft, (sertraline) but about two weeks afterwards I began nuvaring. I am now experiencing anxiety and moodiness. Due to which?
MAYBE BOTH: It may be a combination of both. Not sure what dosage the zoloft (sertraline) was but there could be some withdrawal or even reemergence of symptoms. Also there can be mood changes with hormones like with the nuva ring. Check with you gynecologist as well as the physician that prescribed the zoloft (sertraline). ...Read more
It can be.: Hormones are powerful and every woman's response is different. The kind of progestin (synthetic progesterone) in the NuvaRing is different than in any other hormonal birth control. If have used other forms without moodiness, this could be why. Some women using hormonal birth control, experience a drop in vitamin b levels. You can try supplements or you may need to change methods. ...Read more
Can be: Depends on the type of moodiness. Teenage moodiness probably is more environmentally induced that genetic. However, many causes of persistent moodiness--depression, dysthymia, anxiety, and bipolar disorder, e.g.--all have genetic contributions. That said, genes are only a part of the picture, and predisposition does not mean it has to happen. If it's causing problems, seek help. ...Read more
DIET AND EXERCISE: Many options like a healthy diet avoiding too much salt and sugar. Avoid too much caffeine and alcohol. Exercise regularly for at least 30 minutes a day. Do not over schedule your self during the premenstrual phase. Reduce your life stressors. If it is too intense then speak to your physician and can consider medications like Prozac or an anti anxiety medication short term like xanax (alprazolam). ...Read more
It depends: For some women it helps for others it makes the crankier and more moody. It depends on the woman's body's reaction to the medication. It is possible to try different types of the pill to see which one will help your moods ...Read more