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Any recommendations for medication to help pms?

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Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: PMS

Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period.
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. Ginger helps w nausea.

In brief: PMS

Nsaid’s, ssri’s, hormone meds, otc meds containing diuretics, warm bath, heating pad, exercise ; acupuncture are excellent for pms / period.
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. Ginger helps w nausea.
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