PMS (Premenstral Syndrome) or PMDD (Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder)?

Definition of PMDD:

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder (PMDD) is a mood disorder that occurs at certain times in the menstrual cycle. Many women experience premenstrual syndrome PMS), and this may be thought of as the normal premenstrual experience. PMS symptoms are similar to those of PMDD. However, in PMDD the symptoms are severe enough to significantly impair, prevent or reduce the quality of social and personal relationships, home-life, work or study. PMDD affects between 3 to 5 per cent of women. Read the rest of this entry »

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Zoloft and Xanax Side Effects: Another Sad Story

Subject: Can a doctor be sued for over prescribing Xanax?

Question
About a year ago my husband went to see a new doctor to get his Zoloft refilled.  The doctor also gave him a prescription for 60 Xanax per month.  He had my husband sign a form that says the doctor will not be held responsible or sued for any reason.  In the last year he has also given my husband Loritabs & Abzena (spelling?) (time released morphine) monthly.  Since spring of this year he has had 5 wrecks 2 of the vehicles totalled.  He was in detox for a week in June relapsed and in rehab for 3 weeks released and went into rehab & detox again today.  My husband told the doctor he was having major problems in July, in October 2004 the doctor refilled the prescriptions again with todays rehab the result. Read the rest of this entry »