A member asked:

Is there an alternative to hormone treatment for symptoms of menopause? i don't feel comfortable using hormones to treat my menopause symptoms, but i'm more uncomfortable then i thought with night sweats. is there another way to treat the symptoms of meno

2 doctors weighed in across 2 answers
Dr. Heidi Fowler answered

Specializes in Psychiatry

Yes, : Yes, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Lexapro (escitalopram) can be helpful with hotflashes and night sweats in some patients.

Answered 10/3/2016



Yes: There are herbal treatments (although some of these have some hormonal properties) that have been shown to help some women w/hot flashes/night sweats (cohosh, evening primrose oil, etc), but antidepressants (lexapro, wellbutrin, (bupropion) and others)have also been shown to help with hot flash symptoms. A blood pressure medicine called Clonidine can be used as well, and some others also.

Answered 5/11/2016



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