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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I am having mood swings, abdominal pain, and a burning sensation in the face after taking Unwanted 72. Why?

Query: Hello doctor, I had unprotected sex and after 45 hours, I took an unwanted-72 pill. It was my first time taking the pill. The next evening after consuming the pill, I had mood swings, abdominal pain, back pain, and a burning sensation in the face. Is the pill working or is something wrong? Please he...  Read Full »

Dr. Sanap Sneha Umrao

Answer: Hello, Welcome to Contraceptives can sometimes cause hot flushes and slight pain in the abdomen. It can also cause withdrawal bleeding within two to seven days after taking the pill and it is normal. These symptoms usually subside within one to two days. If it is continuing for more t...  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 no...  Read Full »

How long should I take my antidepressant medication?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from depression. I consulted a doctor and he prescribed me tablet Nexito and Lonazep. After taking the tablet for a month, I stopped it now. I am suffering with headache again. Should I continue the medication?  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hi, Welcome to I can understand your concern. Depression is a mood disorder and the disorder occurs in episodes. The treatment also should be continued for a long duration. Nexito is Escitalopram and the drug should be continued for at least three to six months post remission of s...  Read Full »

I have been suffering from chest tightness, headaches, and thoughts of self-harm. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from chest tightness, headaches, and thoughts of self-harm. I am feeling sad and depressed. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Vishal Anilkumar Gandhi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you may have a borderline personality disorder. It is a type of personality. You may have a chronic feeling of emptiness, emotional outbursts, overwhelming behavior, and self-harming behavior. You mostly f...  Read Full »

What is the cause for having sudden mood changes and fear of losing people?

Query: Hi doctor, I often feel very low, anxious, and stressed. I try diverting myself, but I still get into a trance, where I feel sad. I am afraid of losing people, and keep thinking about what they think and how they feel. Even though they are not worthy of my sorry at times, I still apologize out of ...  Read Full »

Dr. Seikhoo Bishnoi

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I can understand your concern. I do not think these are symptoms of multiple personalities. Your main symptoms are related to mood like low mood, feeling bad at times, and anxiousness. Fear of losing people is also related to depression. Your behavior to say so...  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 have PCOS, and my sleeping and eating pattern has changed. Is it due to depression or mood swings?

Query: Hi doctor,I have PCOS, and I have noticed that my sleeping pattern has dramatically changed. I have been eating a lot for the past two weeks. I did some online assessments and found out I have mild depression. Do you think I am having depression or just mood swings? I get irritated easily. Giving tr...  Read Full »

Dr. Awadhesh P. Singh Solanki

Answer: Hi,Welcome to read your question carefully, and the following are my suggestions: Symptoms like low mood, irritability, loss of interest, sleeplessness, low self-esteem, and loss of appetite or excessive eating are all signs of depression. I would suggest you visit a psychiatrist for p...  Read Full »

I had been suffering from frequent mood swings and depression for the past few months. Why so?

Query: Hello doctor, I have been suffering from frequent mood swings and depression for the past few months. I do not want to socialize and feel sad at all times. Why so? Please help.  Read Full »

Dr. Saurav Kumar

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. It seems you suffer from depression. I suggest you consult a specialist doctor. It is important to talk about this. I hope this has helped you. Thanks and regards.  Read Full »

I have PCOD, severe menstrual cramps, and PCOD symptoms. What to do?

Query: Hi doctor, I have PCOD, due to which I have delayed periods, severe and uncontrolled menstrual cramps, and mood swings. Also, I feel anxious and tired all the time. Please help me find a solution to this problem.  Read Full »

Dr. Natasha Bansal

Answer: Hello, Welcome to I went through your query and understood your concern. I see your ultrasound report is suggestive of polycystic ovarian appearance and you also have delayed periods so the diagnosis of PCOS (polycystic ovarian syndrome) is made by this (attachment removed to protect...  Read Full »

What are the side effects of taking Adderall for a long time?

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 »

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