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The after effects of bacterial are like emotional instability, mood swings, a little mental retardation and clumsiness. How can I help myself? Therapy?

The after effects of bacterial are like emotional instability, mood swings, a little mental retardation and clumsiness. How can I help myself? Therapy?

A psychologist: Or social worker can help you learn some strategies to help w/your situation. There is a lot you can to to help yourself but others need to be involved, including your doc, for the best outcome. Peace and good health. ...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


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Will speech therapy help me with my emotional problems?

Will speech therapy help me with my emotional problems?

Yes, but indirectly: Speech therapy may help will self confidence. Also, if you can reduce the number of times you experience anxiety while speaking, you can focus on other aspects of relationships ...Read more

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How to get rid of emotional instability in your partner?

How to get rid of emotional instability in your partner?

You Can't: Your partner has to want to change --- even then, it's hard. You can share with your partner how the emotional instability has affected you & the relationship. You can also set limits as to what you are willing to tolerate or not. ...Read more

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Can add medications cause one to have emotional instability?

Can add medications cause one to have emotional instability?

Yes: Emotional instability is one of the side effects listed for many adhd drugs. ...Read more

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Been told I need prioritise bulimia recovery but I think my emotional instability is more of an issue as it causes suicide/ self harm.?

Been told I need prioritise bulimia recovery but I think my emotional instability is more of an issue as it causes suicide/ self harm.?

Bulimia and mood: Often bulimia and mood swings go hand in hand, and few clinicians would ask you to choose one to treat. Both together would be best. ...Read more

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Do oral contraception causes depression or emotional instability?

Do oral contraception causes depression or emotional instability?

Contraception: In susceptible individuals, & depending on the hormones in the pill, it is possible. ...Read more

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Having one an extremely painful period. Extreme cramps. Get worse when I move. Nausea. Headache. Emotional instability. What should I do?

Having one an extremely painful period. Extreme cramps. Get worse when I move. Nausea. Headache. Emotional instability. What should I do?

Terrible period!: Sounds horrible. Take the over the counter period med, soak in hot bath, add Tylenol (acetaminophen) extra if you need to, keep hydrated, try and drink something with caffeine for headache and have some chocolate. It will pass but you may want to think about birth control to help with future periods. I know how you feel! Try not to hurt any one. I used to put out a warning to just stay away! ...Read more

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Does emotional instability increase with alcohol consumption? Days of heavy drinking back to back as opposed to binge drinking?

Does emotional instability increase with alcohol consumption? Days of heavy drinking back to back as opposed to binge drinking?

Yes but: Binge drinking is not better! The first organ to b dammaged by alcohol is the CNS meaning the brain. Alcohol is the fakest friend u can imagine! It is a CNS depressant that destroys sleep, mood & personality much quicker than pple usually think. Avoid both daily heavy drinking or weekend alcohol binge, b safe & keep ur best asset healthy! ...Read more

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What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem

What would be the best treatment for elevated prolactin and pituitary microadenoma? Except of cabergoline. I also have a history of elevated cortisol. I've been feeling tired and had mood swings all my life. I've been on dexamethasone, cabergoline and fem

Seek endocrinology: Managing pituitary adenoma and hyperpralactinemia is best managed by a specialist who has a chance to exam you, get a good history and order/interpret proper lab tests and imagining. It's unfortunately beyond the scope of this forum. Sorry. ...Read more

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I think I'm bipolar, is wellbutrin the best medication for me? After a lifetime of serious emotional problems, I'm finally ready to admit that I'm probably bipolar. I'm also ocd, have severe depression and anxiety. I'm almost 60 years old and only now am

I think I'm bipolar, is wellbutrin the best medication for me? After a lifetime of serious emotional problems, I'm finally ready to admit that I'm probably bipolar. I'm also ocd, have severe depression and anxiety. I'm almost 60 years old and only now am

Time to act: It sounds you have been suffering for a long time. Ocd can happen at the same time with bipolar disorder. And they are treatable. If you have bipolar type ii, it is easily mistook for major depression. Going back to the drawing board with your psychiatrist and look at all the symptoms as a whole will help you reevaluate your treatment and set it on a better course. Now that you admit the problem. ...Read more

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I use efavirenz and stocrin truvada (emtricitabine and tenofovir) because of my HIV treatment but can this treatment cause head ache immediate anger mood swings dizzyness I have?

Efavirenz: First, I hope you're not taking both Efavirenz and stocrin, since they're two names for the same drug. Efavirenz can cause mood changes and dizziness. If you didn't have these problems before you started the drug, you should talk to your doctor about a switch. There are plenty of good alternatives. ...Read more

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I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment), mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

I am experiencing emotional problems (quality: feelings of unreality, detachment), mood swings, hallucinations, impulsive or reckless behavior, t...

See your doctor: Please see your doctor as soon as possible. If you feel like harming yourself, go to the emergency room right now!

The very best of wishes. ...Read more

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I have extreme emotional mood swings all the time. Should I see a therapist?

I have extreme emotional mood swings all the time. Should I see a therapist?

See a doctor: Before you go to a therapist you should get this evaluated, either by a primary care md or a psychiatrist (a specialist md). There are possible medical causes of this condition, as well as some psychiatric conditions that could be doing it. ...Read more

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Could neurodex help emotional lability?

Could neurodex help emotional lability?

Neurodex is: Basically dextromethorphan with quinidine. Although it is reported to help with emotional lability I think it would be a much better idea to see a psychiatrist for a comprehensive evaluation ; treatment plan. ...Read more

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In early preg. Having mood swings and very emotional. Can this hurt the preg?

Probably not: Ncreased emitionality during preg can be due hormonal changes and due to psychological stress of adapting to changing life-roles. Women have been experiencing these challenges for millennia without harming pregnancy. However, if this is disabling, i.e. Keeping you from doing things you normally would, it might warrant an intervention. Best to discuss this with your obgyn soon. Good luck! ...Read more

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Docs can you explain what is "emotional lability" when it is given as a possible symptom of ms?

Docs can you explain what is "emotional lability" when it is given as a possible symptom of ms?

Unstable emotions: It means that a person will get easily emotional about things that may not normally affect us. There are several stages of severity. In mild cases, it can just look like moodiness. In severe cases, patients may experience intense feelings of happiness or sadness over trivial issues or even without a clear provoking factor. They may go from one to the other very quickly. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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I had been very stressed lately, and it's affecting my life;excessive eating, being emotional, mood swings, quick judgements. What should I do?

I had been very stressed lately, and it's affecting my life;excessive eating, being emotional, mood swings, quick judgements. What should I do?

Find support ; care: Hopefully the recent stress is time limited so that with support and caring from a pro or good un-involved friend/relative/love you'll get through it and back to normal. If it's long term, find a therapist ti evaluate your needs. Talking and planning might be enough. Short-term meds may help until you learn management skills. Make life as easy for yourself as possible during stress. Best wishes. ...Read more

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How do you know if you have a hormonal imbalance? 30 yr old female with 15 month old. Extremely moody, mood swings, emotional, extreme pmdd

How do you know if you have a hormonal imbalance? 30 yr old female with 15 month old. Extremely moody, mood swings, emotional, extreme pmdd

See your doctor: Your doctor can evaluate your hormone levels if you are interested. It's a simple blood draw. At the very least, it could rule out hormonal problems as the cause to your current complaints and get you one step closer into finding out what's wrong. ...Read more

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Terrible mood swings, odd appetite, emotional, freqent urination, always tired, morning sickness off and on...Why? Should I consider taking a test?

Terrible mood swings, odd appetite, emotional, freqent urination, always tired, morning sickness off and on...Why? Should I consider taking a test?

Pregnant?: If you have had unprotected sex and have missed your period, you could be pregnant. The symptoms you listed are classic symptoms of pregnancy. You can buy home pregnancy tests at almost any drug store & they are fairly inexpensive. You can also go to your doctor for a pregnancy test & discuss what might be causing your symptoms. If the pregnancy test is negative, see your doctor for a full exam. ...Read more

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My 12 year old step-daughter has severe mood swings, anxiety and is having emotional trouble at school. Do I start with a regular doctor to evaluate?

Teenage mood swings: While teen age mood swings are not uncommon, when they are interfering with daily activities, help is appropriate. Start with your primary doctor who will probably refer you to a mental healh doctor for evaluation depending on the assessment of severity. ...Read more

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Low self esteem from childhood, constant mood swings & emotional/sad all the time. How do I explain this to my doctor & any advice? (tried gym etc.)

Low self esteem from childhood, constant mood swings & emotional/sad all the time. How do I explain this to my doctor & any advice? (tried gym etc.)

Speak loudly: You should express yourself as eloquently as you did in your question. Your symptoms are very common and the more freely you speak with your doc, the better your treatment plan will be. Lifestyle modification, behavioral modification and support group participation will all be helpful. Basically look for help, you will find it. Don't be embarrassed, speak freely; you're not alone. ...Read more

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Is it normal for a doctor to prescribe Prozac for mood swings and high emotions during menopause I am going through menopause and am very emotional and have mood swings sometimes I feel like crying for no reason I jump at people these things are not norma

Is it normal for a doctor to prescribe Prozac for mood swings and high emotions during menopause I am going through menopause and am very emotional and have mood swings sometimes I feel like crying for no reason I jump at people these things are not norma

Work with your doc: Menopause usually occurs around age 52. As you are a lot younger, you may have experienced menopause through surgery (hysterectomy) or other medical reason. Sometimes, it is helpful to use antidepressants as women adjust to the changes of menopause. ...Read more

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Emotional increased appetite mood swings fatigued for 3wks. My last period was 2 days, stopped on 3rd and 4 day was a large rush of blood am I Pregnant?

Emotional increased appetite mood swings fatigued for 3wks. My last period was 2 days, stopped on 3rd and 4 day was a large rush of blood am I Pregnant?

Maybe not, but...: It can be hard to tell if a woman is pregnant because some of the symptoms seen in early pregnancy can also happen in non-pregnant women. A home pregnancy test gives a reliable result if done correctly. One can test about 3 weeks after sex (3 weeks after when conception might have occurred), or 1 week after getting a weird period. An Ob-Gyn doctor can evaluate any persistent or worrisome symptoms. ...Read more

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How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

How do you treat the emotional symptoms of graves disease? I experience irritability, nervousness, anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation etc.

Therapy &/or meds: You may beenfit from therapy, as well as prescription medication to help with all your symptoms as described, which are unfortuantley common with thyroid disorders. Usually, as your graves condition itself is treated, the emotional aspects should hopefullly start to show some sings of improving too. Good luck. ...Read more

Dr. Alan Ali
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Mood Swings (Definition)

Mood swings are common among people who suffer from depression. They can be described as an alternating emotional state that include periods ...Read more


Dr. Clifton Schermerhorn
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Emotional Problems (Definition)

These are patients who present with anxiety and/or depression most typically as ...Read more