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Week of March 20, 2000

    Question:   I get pretty irritable, and angry before my periods. I also feel some depressed and crave sweets. It is really starting to bother my husband and colleagues at work. What can I do?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I have the same type of problem as the woman in question #1, except that it is so severe, I really get badly depressed and often miss several days of work and my boyfriend avoids being around me, because I am so hard to get along with!    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I am about 50 pounds overweight. I have tried dieting on my own without much success. I probably don't exercise as much as I should. What can I do?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I have heard of Meridia and Xenical for weight loss. I also was thinking of trying Metabolife. What is your opinion?    Dr. Shiller's Answer

    Question:   I am a 25 years old female and have a family history of osteoporosis. I also smoke. what can I do to help prevent me from getting weak bones?    Dr. Shiller's Answer