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What can i take for menopause six years ago ovary and uterus removed. horrible hot flashes, severe mood swings, crying, miss my children. feel very ugly

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry 26 years experience
Hello. : Hello. Lexapro (escitalopram) (a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) has been shown in a number of studies to be quite helpful with hotflashes. Because it is an antidepressant it could also help with the mood swings, crying and drop in self esteem. Take good care of you.
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Dr. Elizabeth Finley-Belgrad
Child Psychiatry 35 years experience
Get an eval: I would suggest and evaluation by PCP or psychiatrist, several med options. Isoflavones, Black Cohosh, DongQuai,Vitex Berry and Red Clover can help. Bioidentical hormones might be worth considering depending on your health details. Regular exercise, regular sleep, HEALTHY diet, regular mindfulness, meditation or yoga as well as a practice of gratefulness can help as well
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Last updated Jul 23, 2019

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