And sedating

The older sedative-hypnotics that have a prolonged half-life increase the risk for next-day sedation and daytime psychomotor impairment and pose an increased risk for abuse and dependence.

Other complications of benzodiazepine use include tolerance, withdrawal, abuse, and rebound insomnia.

It also makes you chattier and pushes you to connect with others both socially and romantically.

In general, you’ll find that as the level of your estrogen increases, you get a bit more curious about the world around you, want to have fun, enjoy shopping and prefer to be out of your home and among other people.

As a result, it can help you plan your day, week and month ahead and enable you to take advantage of hormonal benefits (such as high-energy days) and overcome hormonal challenges (such as countering fatigue on low-energy days), making every day of your cycle better.

Below is a quick week-by-week guide that reveals a few of the many ways your hormones are impacting you throughout the four weeks of your cycle—spanning from the first day of your period through the day before your next period.

Rising estrogen also has a slight appetite-suppressing effect, which makes it a bit easier to eat smaller portions and opt for healthier foods throughout this week and the next week of your cycle.

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They are not recommended in the elderly because of the risk of falls; if used, they should be given at the lowest effective dose for the shortest amount of time.

Perhaps a “she-never-did-that-before” bounce off the bed means back to the OR for her TPLO.

But he’s so mobile and stupid while he’s wearing one, he requires frequent changes and equally frequent baths.

At higher doses it may result in slurred speech, staggering gait, poor judgment, and slow, uncertain reflexes.

Doses of sedatives such as benzodiazepines, when used as a hypnotic to induce sleep, tend to be higher than amounts used to relieve anxiety, whereas only low doses are needed to provide a peaceful effect.