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ask: I have extreme mood swings one week before my menstural cycle, how can i control my mood swings ?

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Dr. Daniel Heller

Marukh, take a look at www.pmscomfort.com. We don't have an article up yet about mood swings, but there is one about irritability and a couple about PMDD that might interest you. You can also take a free self-assessment quiz for PMS / PMDD symptoms, and read about our natural supplement programs that I designed to correct the hormone imbalances that lead to PMS and PMDD. You might also want to look at the success stories, because some of those women had extreme mood swings before their period, took PMS Comfort, and got better. You can contact me further through that site or through my profile here at empowher.com

September 25, 2011 - 9:40am
Melissa6666

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Melissa

September 24, 2011 - 3:14pm
Melissa6666

Sorry the amazon link got messed up here is the link again. http://www.amazon.com/Progesterone-Herbs-Bioidentical-Paraben-Free
Creme/dp/B0016G7VY0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1316901937&sr=8-5

Melissa

September 24, 2011 - 3:12pm
Melissa6666

HI, Mahrukh53
Here is a list of symptoms of low progesterone http://www.hormone-healthy.com/Symptoms_of_low_Progesterone.htm. It's really quite a list. If you decide to use progesterone cream consult with your physician before you do. If you decide to get progesterone cream the best one I know is this http://www.amazon.com/Progesterone-Herbs-Bioidentical-Paraben-Free
Creme/dp/B0016G7VY0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1316901937&sr=8-5. If you want to know more about this take a look at this site www.johnleemd.com.

I purchased this product myself and I'm starting to use it soon. Mood Swings are related to hormones and in your situation it's possible that you do need progesterone cream. For such matter if you like send me private message here and I'll give you more info. I have learned so many things that are hormonal issues and my doctor has explained to many things in how much for a women all their problem is hormonal. I couldn't believe the kinds of these he said to me which are very true.

Keep me posted, I'm glad to help.
Melissa

September 24, 2011 - 3:10pm
mahrukh53

Hi,
Thank you all for the kind advice, i really appreciate it !

Rosa, i do take advil for the physical symptoms but my mood is still really bad, its so bad that one week before my period i fight with everyone i interact with & i cannot control myself. This is pretty bad as usually i am a very calm & a patient person.

Melissa, i am 29 & its getting worse month by month. Can you tell me more about progesterone cream ? i might try that.

Dr. Daniel Heller, Thank you for your concern, i will try to explore alternative medicines too, by any chance can you recommend any medicine ?

Thanks,
Mahrukh

September 23, 2011 - 10:55pm
Dr. Daniel Heller

Thanks for sharing all this Marhukh53. I wanted to chime in to add that there are alternatives to taking drugs for your symptoms. While drugs can help, they also have sometimes serious side effects, and unfortunately those aren't always fully explained or even understood.
You do probably have PMS, and you may even have PMDD. You can learn more about how those are diagnosed on my website, below.
There are any number of natural measures that can be very effective for PMS and PMDD symptoms including dietary changes and lifestyle changes, as well as herbal and nutritional supplements.
One advantage of a natural approach is the much lower incidence of side effects; another is that you will be making yourself healthier in the process; yet another is that natural measures address the cause of the problem, which is an underlying hormonal imbalance.
I wish you speedy relief, and encourage you to investigate all your potential options.
Best,
Dr. Daniel Heller
http://www.pmscomfort.com/pms-symptoms/
www.drdanielheller.com

September 23, 2011 - 1:03pm
Melissa6666

Hi Mahrukh53, I know the feeling and I get like that before my period and I do know that as you get older it gets better because up to age 21 you keep experiencing such symptoms and mood swings which are normal. I'm 27 and I do experience such thing, how old are you if you don't mind me asking? For such thing you can take Motrin which really is helpful. I would say try to take Motrin which helps alot and if it doesn't help you can try to talk to your doctor about using progesterone cream. Low progesterone can also cause mood swings as well it's a common thing for women. I hope this helps. Keep us posted.

Melissa

September 23, 2011 - 10:22am
Rosa Cabrera RN

Hi mahrukh53,

I'm sorry to hear that you get such extreme mood swings before your period.

Your doctor may prescribe one or more medications for premenstrual syndrome. The success of medications in relieving symptoms varies from woman to woman. Commonly prescribed medications for premenstrual syndrome include:

Antidepressants. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), which include fluoxetine (Prozac, Sarafem), paroxetine (Paxil), sertraline (Zoloft) and others, have been successful in reducing symptoms such as fatigue, food cravings and sleep problems and are the first line agents for treatment of severe PMS or PMDD. These drugs are generally taken daily. But for some women with PMS, use of antidepressants may be limited to the two weeks before menstruation begins.

Nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Taken before or at the onset of your period, NSAIDs such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, others) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) can ease cramping and breast discomfort.

Diuretics. When exercise and limiting salt intake aren't enough to reduce the weight gain, swelling and bloating of PMS, taking diuretics, or water pills, can help your body shed excess water through your kidneys. Spironolactone (Aldactone) is a diuretic that can help ease some of the symptoms of PMS.

Oral contraceptives. These prescription medications stop ovulation and stabilize hormonal swings, thereby offering relief from PMS symptoms. Yaz, a type of birth control pill containing the progestin drospirenone, which acts similarly to the diuretic spironolactone, has been shown to be even more effective than regular birth control pills are in reducing the physical and emotional symptoms of PMS and PMDD.

Medroxyprogesterone acetate (Depo-Provera). For severe PMS or PMDD, this injection can be used to temporarily stop ovulation. However, Depo-Provera may cause an increase in some of the same signs and symptoms experienced with PMS, such as increased appetite, weight gain, headache and depressed mood.

I hope this helps,

Rosa

September 22, 2011 - 7:04am
mahrukh53 (reply to Rosa Cabrera RN)

Hi Rosa,
Thank you for the reply ! it was very helpful & informative, i will consult my doctor & start taking medication. Moreover do you of any off the counter medications also that i could take ?.

Thanks
Mahrukh

September 22, 2011 - 10:14pm
Rosa Cabrera RN (reply to mahrukh53)

Mahrukh,

Tylenol, Aleve, and Motrin can all help relieve your physical symptoms which, in turn, may put you in a better mood. Sometimes it's wise to start with these medications which are less potent than prescribed anti-depressants because you may notice a change in your mood when you feel better.

Rosa

September 23, 2011 - 6:22am
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