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Mood Swings

Mood swing causes abrupt mood changes. It can occur due to hormonal changes, mental health conditions, and substance use. Other reasons to have mood swings are stress, medications, and disturbance in sleeping habits. Extreme mood swings are seen in conditions of bipolar disorder, schizoaffective disorder, dysthymia, and personality disorder. It is also commonly seen in women with premenstrual syndrome. It is managed by doing exercise regularly, having an adequate sleep, and following relaxation techniques.

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What are the side effects of taking Adderall?

Query: Hi doctor, I have a 29 year old boyfriend, who weighs 190 lbs and 6 feet tall, he is a former athlete in college. He was diagnosed with idiopathic hypersomnia through the spinal tab, five years ago. He is now taking Adderall 60 mg a day total, spread over six times, and is using Flumazenil cream, wh...  Read Full »

Dr. Ramesh Kumar S

Answer: Hi, Welcome to Idiopathic hypersomnia is a sleep disorder even less common than narcolepsy, a rare sleep disease. The biggest distinguishing characteristics include differences in REM (rapid eye movement) sleep, the absence of cataplexy (a sudden weakness in the muscles while fully co...  Read Full »

My periods are delayed, and I have weird symptoms. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 25 year old female. My periods were due on the 17th and today is the 23rd. I have still not got my periods. I have a very weird taste in my mouth. I have mood swings. I am passing urine frequently. My poop is very liquid. All this is happening with me from the past three days. P...  Read Full »

Dr. Ravinder Kaur Khurana

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Have you experienced delayed periods ever before? Is there any history of sexual contact? If there is no such history, then once or twice in a year your periods might get delayed or disturbed. If you do not get your periods after a few days and there is no history of...  Read Full »

I have irregular period, mood swings, and depression. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 34-year-old woman and I have been facing irregular menstruation for the past four months and I have been having mood swings too. I get irritated at times and sometimes, I feel sad and depressed for no reason. Do I have any hormonal disorders? How do I find the cause? I would ...  Read Full »

Dr. Daswani Deepti Puranlal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I am here to help you get the best medical advice. It must be actually very disturbing to have irregular periods and mood disorders. Irregular periods can occur due to a number of reasons like improper eating habits, altered diet, lack of exercise, changes in da...  Read Full »

I have PCOD, mood swings, and a bad smell from my vagina. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-years-old female and I have PCOD. I have a bad smell in my vagina and my vagina becomes very wet. I have mood swings and headaches all the time. My query is if I have any problem with my vagina? Why it is having a bad smell all the day?  Read Full »

Dr. Pandian. P

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and understand your concern. It may be due to bacterial vaginosis or yeast infection. I suggest you take antibiotics, analgesics, and antihistamines along with douching of the vagina with an antiseptic solution and vaginal pessary or ointment for f...  Read Full »

How to fix my long term concentration problems with excessive mood swings?

Query: Hello doctor, I have trouble concentrating. It feels like my mind is always in a thousand different places at once and it is hard to keep in it one place or thought. I have excessive moods and sway from one thing to next all the time. I also have a constant voluntary shaking of my leg. I need some...  Read Full »

Dr. Suresh Kumar G D

Answer: Hello, Welcome to How long have you been having trouble with concentration, mood swings, and restless legs? There are several different possible reasons that can cause these symptoms. For example, if these symptoms were present since childhood we may need to consider ADD/ADHD (attentio...  Read Full »

I am a 5-month pregnant woman with self-harming habits and anger issues. How do I control myself?

Query: Hello doctor, I get hyper very easily. Anger and frustration inside me are killing me. Sometimes I want to throw stuff around me and I have even tried to harm myself by burning my hand and cutting with a knife. I am five months pregnant. My husband is busy with his work and he also has an affair whi...  Read Full »

Dr. Vandana Patidar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Thank you for your query. The anger outbursts are due to various reasons like some psychiatric illness, depression, anxiety, or some psychosocial issues. Currently, you have a significant issue in your life as pregnancy is an important event in every woman's life. A...  Read Full »

I feel suffocated at times and suffer from frequent mood swings. Do I have a bipolar disorder?

Query: Hello doctor, I fight with one decision and then I decide another thing at the end moment. I get agitated easily. I also cannot focus on my studies and think of suicide at times. I feel suffocated at times and suffer from mood swings. Am I Bipolar? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you are suffering from a major depressive disorder. There is non-pharmacological management for your depression. So, I suggest you follow the instructions mentioned below. 1. You should do exercises da...  Read Full »

I am disturbed for the past few months and suffering from mood swings. What to do?

Query: Hello doctor, I am quite disturbed for the past few months and I am not able to study. I am not getting enough sleep and suffering from mood swings. I want to cry and sit alone n my room. What to do? Please help.   Read Full »

Dr. Aditya Gupta

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query. First of all, I would like to mention that these phases come in a student's life but they will pass. You cannot change the situation and what others think about you but the thing in your hand is how to cope with it. I know it is easier sai...  Read Full »

I lost a special person, and it is affecting my mental health. Please help.

Query: Hello doctor, Three months ago I lost a very special person, and until this day I miss them so much that it is affecting my mental health. Sometimes I hate them, sometimes I love them, and it is like I have mood swings. Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I read your query and can understand your concern. Thank you for taking help from a psychiatrist. I can understand your situation and it is tough to deal with this type of phase in life. I am sorry about your special person. You may have pathological grief. There is...  Read Full »

What does high estrogen levels in males cause?

Query: Hi doctor, I have an estrogen level of 312 pg/ml on an estrogen, total, serum test. The normal range for males is 60-190 pg/ml. I have high T3 levels as well. I am a male. I have had mood swings, aggressive reactions, fight or flight response, depression, etc. This has been continuing for quite some...  Read Full »

Dr. Rahul Ramji Kackar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I have gone through the reports (attachments removed to protect the patient's identity), I will like to know if you are taking any testosterone supplements as the main source of estrogen in males? Testosterone conversion to estrogen can increase the levels, alcohol...  Read Full »

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