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Any woman experiencing severe PMS symptoms? How about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder? related questions

  • 1Any woman experiencing severe PMS symptoms? How about Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder?

    PMDD is a severe, disabling form of PMS. In PMDD, the main symptoms are mood disorders such as depression, anxiety, tension, and persistent anger or irritability. These severe symptoms lead to problems with relationships and carrying out normal activities. Women with PMDD usually also have physical symptoms, such as headache, joint and muscle pain, lack of energy, bloating and breast tenderness. The symptoms occur during the two weeks before her period and go away when bleeding begins. For me, two–three weeks a month everyday, for the last nine months, I've been suffering from PMS symptoms consisting of forehead headaches, body pain, sensitivity to touch, nausea and motion sickness. I’m 32. I think it’s hormonal. I would like to know of any herbal remedies that anyone has. I currently take Evening Primrose and I’m going to try Kava. I tried Prozac, but it made me feel worse. Your personal story and ideas to ease suffering would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.

  • 2Does anyone suffer from premenstrual dysphoric disorder? I think I do and wanted to see how common it is.?

    Among the instant irritability, crying sprees and malaise , I feel like a complete wreck for two weeks before my period . I'd love to know if people think this is real or if they believe that is a compound

  • 3Is this severe depression I'm experiencing?

    I've been slowly becoming sad over six months after finally finishing college . I've been having trouble finding a job , leaving the house , etc. Anyway , in the last month and a half , I've been missing meals because I was not interested in food , but this month I have not been eating much . I can eat once a day , if that much and I lay on my bed all day with no energy to get up and do something . All the things you used to do, I do it because I'm not interested . I am concerned that now tired of revenge and take a shower . I lay in my bed all day and think , I can not sleep because when I close my eyes , I feel anxious and I feel so much mental pain . Today I am more concerned that I was out of it and not myself at all, just thin places in the house to sit and I stare at the wall until you drift to sleep . I looked and saw other people going through this with similar symptoms , so what could I do about it ? It's almost like my friends and I have been fighting and working hard , seem to land jobs , while I did not even get a call for an interview , so you can not afford to go out or do anything right now .

  • 4Is this severe depression I'm experiencing?

    I've been slowly becoming sad over six months after finally finishing college . I've been having trouble finding a job , leaving the house , etc. Anyway , in the last month and a half , I've been missing meals because I was not interested in food , but this month I have not been eating much . I can eat once a day , if that much and I lay on my bed all day with no energy to get up and do something . All the things you used to do, I do it because I'm not interested . I am concerned that now tired of revenge and take a shower . I lay in my bed all day and think , I can not sleep because when I close my eyes , I feel anxious and I feel so much mental pain . Today I am more concerned that I was out of it and not myself at all, just thin places in the house to sit and I stare at the wall until you drift to sleep . I looked and saw other people going through this with similar symptoms , so what could I do about it ? It's almost like my friends and I have been fighting and working hard , seem to land jobs , while I did not even get a call for an interview , so you can not afford to go out or do anything right now .

  • 5Question on clonazepam: Am I experiencing withrawal symptoms, or just symptoms of my anxiety/depression prob?

    I was taking clonazepam for about a month and a half , 0.5 mg at night , so it's not much . I recently took this medication and have been having a lot of problems with insomnia and panic attacks , anxiety , tremors , chest tightness , etc. My problem is: What is causing anxiety / depression this, or withdrawal of the clone. ? The seating in the lower dose has little time for withdrawal symptoms , and if so, lasting a week or just a couple of nights ? Usually no symptoms of withdrawal (at least those who really noticable ) when coming off of drugs , except when I went effexor , but I was on a very high dose of that. The only reason I 'm asking this question is that lack of sleep is literally going crazy , and just makes me feel worse . So even though I'll be talking to my psych about it further , I thought I would get opinions / experiences of you as well: . - D Thanks : - D

  • 6Am I experiencing Bipolar Disorder or OCD?

    For the past couple years I've been on Lithium, Celexa, Depakote....Everything has been amazing, for the most part...I had a bad SSRI-induced manic, then subsequent year-long depressive episode back in 2004-2005..I had finally gotten my life back on track over the cours of these last 5-6 years, after trying to find the right medicine combo to work for me. Things had been so good over the last year that I was so busy enjoying life (girlfriend, work, school, hobbies, etc) that I began missing my medication (twice daily, it was supposed to be). 2010-2011 went by so well and I had not even seen my psychiatrist for refills. When I did finally see him a year later, we realized I had almost no Lithium or Depakote in my system for probably the last 6 months, and everything was fine. He suggested that if I was doing so well without the meds...I might as well try to see if I can do without them. I did fine without them for the last 3 months. Recently, though...I've gotten some stress in my life. For example: broken up with my girlfriend, changes at work, different changes in my routine. I've been feeling much more anxiety due to all this stress. I have awful obsessive thinking, compulsions that I know are irrational. I had always had an OCD component to my Bipolar (it even presented at first as OCD before I got the bipolar diagnosis)... Thing is...I'm not really experiencing symptoms of bipolar. Basically it's just more or less compulsive tasks that I do to weed off anxiety...I constantly have to zone out and think a bunch of stuff because I get many irrational thoughts that give me anxiety. This OCD type stuff has caused me to be a little on edge and not be as "nice" as I am always thought of, but still no mania, no depression. I'm just a little tense because I have to exert all this energy to diffuse my irrational thinking. What would you recommend? It seems like everything was fine...I had stopped the meds and was doing fine for a good 6-8 months with little or no Lithium, Depakote, Celexa in my system. Then I got under a lot of stress and the most God-awful OCD ever came back....Does this mean I need to be on medication for Bipolar because it was keeping me stable and my illness is no longer in remission? Does this mean that I was never bipolar, but rather have underlying OCD and need psychotherapy (which I had before and it helped with the thoughts)? My psychiatrist himself is at a loss for what to do, so any feedback would be much appreciated. Thanks.

  • 7Am I experiencing bi-polar symptoms?

    In the past 36 hours I was rock-bottom depressed, nihilistic, seeking suicide. Then feeling frantic, impulsive, drunk or drugged even though I was sober. And now I feel a profound contentment, peacefulness, and pleasure-feeling in my brain like I am on a drug that creates very calm, happy feelings.

  • 8Not experiencing any withdrawal symptoms from effexor rx?

    I have been on Effexor for almost 3 years. I have decided to stop taking it , because for a long time I felt very emotional level . If you do not experience any extreme high or low , even when you should. When you really do not care about good or bad . So I stopped using a week ago . I was taking 75 a day . Besides feeling PMS and stress of the holidays I feel good ! No depression , as physical effects . Before , if I missed a dose I feel a little wiggy or outside . Has anyone else had this experience ?

  • 9How do you handle ptsd symptoms when your experiencing them?

    im 32 , from england endured a lot of adversities through life : rejections, ridicule , abuse, bullying, harrassment , more in my earlier life. ive survived , but have numerous personality disorders, i have very bad co existing anxiety disorders and are pursuing a seperate test to get them diagnosed , the disorders i suspect are : PTSD , ocd and generalised anxiety disorder. ive lived for 6 years in my own flat , owning few material possessions and living off disability pay. i used to have blind rage attacks in public, not planned , many years ago, caused myself embarressment, attacks from strangers and public humiliation. ive control the rage and anger for years now. im on medication thats helping to. im not predjudice but the problem is , a lot of the abuse , harrassment and victimisation that i went through earlier in my life was by black and asian gangs whilst living in rough areas....i was a guy on my own attracting negative attention by my aggression problems etc. i never really have fully gotten over it to be honest. the way i was preyed upon, attacked and mugged while walking down lonely streets alone. 3 asian lads smashed a wooden chair leg over my head in a volcano of blood, because i had a rage attack.........this was years ago in 1997 when i had bad psyhological problems and i wasn't receiving the proper mental health care that i should of got. im now 32 , have agoraphobia , i see a support worker to help me get out into society and integrated. today i had to run a few errands , was very busy , whilst out, i saw a lone asian man that scowled angrily into the cafe i was sat in with my support worker - this shocked me....and i had the reliving symptoms of PTSD ......then finally on my way to the shopping store , i saw an asian BAD BOY type in a big jeep with his hood up..........this startled me and i once again relived the fear and had a rush of fear and a flashback.......the memories of years ago flooding back. this caused depression to set in and my mood to drop, whilst out shopping...plus i felt even more frustrated and depressed seeing people out and about with rosey smiles...cheerful lives....causing me to feel even more isolated and alone.. i came back to my empty flat feeling lonely, traumatised and shook up by seeing those bad boy types out and about, even though they weren't threatening me......feeling depressed after seeing happy , joyous members of the public with their happy lives. can anyone relate to any of this ? and how do you handle the PTSD when it hits you out and about ?

  • 10I have been experiencing sharp pain behind my eyes and other symptoms, please help!?

    - I am a 15 year old woman - I suffer from clinical depression Last week I have been experiencing symptoms that I never had before. It started with a

  • 11What could be this old woman's disorder?

    W., a 31-year old married woman with two young children, worked as an interior designer in a prestigious design firm. At work, she was recognized to be a creative and hardworking designer that she worked on in the past. She was also known for leaving her bag or wallet in restaurants, or her presentaion materials in her car. She likewise forgot to attend company meetings a few times. Nonetheless, her talent was valued in the company such that she was recently promoted to the position of assistant creative director. Her boss made sure that she had an efficient secretary to remind her of her activities and tasks. In the personal domain, W. forgot birthdays and anniversaries even her house keys. She even forgot to pick up her children from her parents' house. She tried writing reminders and to-do lists in a planner, but she would forget to look at it when she was very busy. Her husband got her a PDA that could remind her of her appointments and tasks; he simply hoped that she wouldn't inadvertently leave the PDA at home, or worse, in a restaurant. However, when it came to facts and information, she could recall these at the drop of a hat (e.g. the name of the actor who played a certain character in a certain movie, the capital of Peru, etc.) She could also vividly recall her past experiences, making her good at storytelling.

  • 12My doctor says I have an ESTROGEN DEFICIENCY but ... I am not experiencing some of the symptoms ... Explain?

    These are the known symptoms . . I will indicate whether or not I am living with a YES or NO beside each: * Rapid pulse rate - No Swelling - If Fatigue that worsens during the day - Yes * Constant fatigue , lethargy and fatigue stress light - Yes * Short-term memory failure - No * Poor memory - No * Hot flashes - No * Joint pain, swelling and stiffness - No * Decreased sex - No * Depression - Yes Headaches - Yes * Osteoarthritis - No * Pain in the Lower - No * Dry skin - not really . . . * Vaginal dryness - I can not tell . . . * Increased recent unexplained weight - Yes Can someone please take a look at this and explain it to me ... I really do not understand! THANKS !