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antidepressants cause amenorrhea

A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cayce Jehaimi
20 years experience in Pediatric Endocrinology
Good question: We don't know exactly how antidepressants cause amenorrhea but sometimes it can be due to high prolactin elevation which some antidepressant agents ca ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Michael Kleerekoper
50 years experience in Endocrinology
Antidepressants: Please make an appointment to see a Psychologist. That will be extremely helpful for you!
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Luis Gonzalez
38 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Maybe: Antidepressant medication are know to affect menstrual cycles rather than regulate them. However, if the treatment results in weight loss, you may re ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
Impossible to predic: There is no way to predict the potential effects on periods. Has your history of amenorrhea been evaluated by your gyn. If you are currently having am ... Read More
A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience in Psychiatry
See below: If zyprexa (olanzapine) was helping to control mood swings in bipolar disorder, then stopping zyprexa (olanzapine) might lead to depression.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Patterson
41 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Possibly: I do not use this pill much, because it causes a lot of break through bleeding. You should see you gyn for an exam blood work and an ultrasound, and i ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
No.: Duromine is phentermine, sometimes used for attempting weight loss. Hypothyroidism can lead to weight gain, but stopping or starting duromine has no a ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tanya Anderson
27 years experience in Child Psychiatry
Possible: While most people stop their medications without problems or side effects, sometimes withdrawal effects can occur if the medication is stopped too abr ... Read More
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A 27-year-old female asked:
Dr. Timothy Raichle
21 years experience in Obstetrics and Gynecology
Thyroid disease: Your thyroid function is intimately linked to the function of your cycles. Hyper or hypo thyroidism will lead to absent ovulation, or anovulatory cyc ... Read More
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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Junig
32 years experience in Psychiatry
No: Discontinuation of some drugs can cause seizures, notably the clonazepam you are taking. But stopping SSRI's will not cause seizures-- although the w ... Read More
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A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Matthew Smith
39 years experience in Psychiatry
Yes: A common feature of depression is a dysregulation of sex hormones (LH, FSH, testoterone), and the menstrual cycle. There are also the stress hormones: ... Read More
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Late luteal phase: Dysphoric disorder can occur during this time frame and significantly impact mood. Depressed or anxious mood could also occur with pms.
A 55-year-old female asked:
Dr. Vikas Duvvuri
15 years experience in Psychiatry
Consult: This is not a common side effect of Cymbalta (duloxetine) and there are other very common reasons for irregular or skipped periods. See below for more ... Read More
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A female asked:
Dr. Lois Freisleben-Cook
40 years experience in Pediatrics
Yes: Both hypo and hyperthyroidism can be accompanied by depression. If you have been hypothyroid and are on replacement therapy you must have your levels ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Serena Chen
32 years experience in Fertility Medicine
Possibly: Couples struggling to conceive are under tremendous amounts of stress - similar to the levels experienced when a loved one dies. Infertility, however ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dov Finman
9 years experience in Adolescent Medicine
In theory,: but neurotransmitters are a bit more complex than that.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Sneid
40 years experience in Endocrinology
They don't: Some do, and some don't. It depends upon the drug, the patient and many other factors. Check w/your doctor if you're having problems.
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Not that I know of.: I do not know of any cases where depression has been sited as the cause of epilepsy.
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A 33-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience in Psychiatry
Specific: There are many types of antidepressants. Please re-ask and let us know specific medication you are concerned about. Thanks.
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Metabolic syndrome: Any medications that elevate cholesterol & sugar & weight, such as Paxil (paroxetine) & symbiax.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience in Clinical Psychology
Welbutrin is an: atypical antidepressant, often tried when SSRI's fail, or sometimes added to potentiate SSRI's. Both SSRI's and Welbutrin were initially touted as l ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Moranville
35 years experience in Psychiatry
No: This is a common misconception. Untreated depression does effect memory.
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience in Psychiatry
Paxil (paroxetine): Low birth wt., delayed growth and few reports of neural tube defects, especially if taken during first trimester..

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