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An_252252 posted:
My wife is 48 years old and in early stages of menopause. She started using HCG injections in December and has lost around 50 lbs. to date. She has become unreasonable in her thought process and has experienced anger issues that were like rage. She also has had mood swings etc.Could the HCG injections and menopause have anything to do with this change in behavior? help I'm about to lose my marriage.
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Mary Jane Minkin, MD responded:
Dear An_252252,
I am sorry to hear what is going on with your family. I do not recommend the HCG diet to anyone; there is not a lot of real scientific data available about it and its consequences. Menopause certainly can cause significant mood swings. I would strongly encourage you and her to see her gynecologist; hormone levels could be checked (not only estrogen levels but also other levels like thyroid that could be abnormal here, given this history-also other blood tests like electrolytes could be an issue given her significant weight loss); and reasonable therapy could be suggested. She may also be a good candidate to consult with a psychiatrist; there are many who have expertise in disorders which can be made worse by hormonal disruptions.
Good luck,
Mary Jane


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