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Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Can menopause cause aches pains weepiness severe anxiety depression?

Yes: Menopause and the "peri-menopausal" time frame can cause many issues due to changing hormonal levels. Some medications like sarafem (prozac) can be used with good success to treat these symptoms. Best wishes. ...Read more

Dr. Pamela Pappas
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Depression (Definition)

Depression is a mood disorder that can affect behavior and emotions. Symptoms of depression include feeling down most of the time, losing interest in previously enjoyable activities, increase or decrease in appetite or weight, sleeping more or less, becoming easily agitated or lethargic, feeling worthless, feeling guilty, having difficulty concentrating, thinking more about death and dying. Depression can sometimes result in suicidal thoughts and plans. In this case, emergent ...Read more


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I have been through menopause at the age of 21 I am 33 no hrt..Has this caused me to be deep into depression and develop anxiety?

I have been through menopause at the age of 21 I am 33 no hrt..Has this caused me to be deep into depression and develop anxiety?

Could contibute toit: You need to see your gyn and a psychiatric doctor so they can treat you together as you would prob be a candiadte for hormones and an anti- depressant if you are not already on one or u may need a different one, no reason to suffer. ...Read more

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Is depression a symptom of menopause?

Menapause & depressi: Women going through menapause may develop depression. On the other hand most women going through menapause do not develop depression. Both conditions can develop independently. Most women who become depressed are not going through menapause. ...Read more

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Is depression a symptom of peri menopause?

Is  depression a symptom of peri menopause?

Yes: Mood swings, mood changes, depression and lack of energy are all signs of perimenopause. Sometimes this is due to decreases in metabolism, decreased activity, decreased libido. Sleep disturbances, or lack of sleep can contribute as well. Exercise, at least 30 minutes of cardiovascular at least 5-6 days a week can help. Sometimes women start on an ssri to get through these changes. Consult md. ...Read more

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Is mild depression associated with menopause or menopause associated with mild depression?

Is mild depression associated with menopause or menopause associated with mild depression?

Menopause/depression: The timeframe around menopause is associated changes in hormone functioning, and depression is not an uncommon. Typically the relationship between these two elements is that depressive symptoms are associated with menopause, or can be an outcome of other health issues directly related to menopause (I.e., significant sleep disturbance that increases symptoms of depression). Be well. ...Read more

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What's a good way to check if my back pain is from depression or from menopause?

What's a good way to check if my back pain is from depression or from menopause?

May not be possible: It may not be possible to make that differentiation. Your best bet would be to have the depression treated - if your physician feels that your depression has been well treated and your back pain resolves, then the back pain may be attributed to depression. Otherwise, if you are early post menopause, that may be the cause. If your symptoms are severe, see a spine specialist for further evaluation. ...Read more

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Can I take anything for menopause with my depression medication desipramine 50mg?

Can I take anything for menopause with my depression medication desipramine 50mg?

Drugs and menopause: You can certainly speak to your provider and discuss this issue. You need to be able to define the problems menopause is challenging you with. Menopause cannot be treated, however, many of the uncomfortable effects can be managed. It appears that you are taking your medication to assist you with sleeping. There are drugs that may better target your depression and still help with sleep. ...Read more

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What are the effects of menopause on depression? What are the effects of menopause on depression? What are treatment options and suggestions for coping?

What are the effects of menopause on depression? What are the effects of menopause on depression? What are treatment options and suggestions for coping?

That : That is a good question. Menopause can have different effects on different patients. Some patients have absolutely no mood changes, some patients note mood swings, and some have worsening depression. If a patient had worsening depression there are hormonal and non-hormonal treatments that may improve their symptoms, so it is worthwhile to see a provider in that situation. Exercise, increased sleep, and healthy eating can also stablize mood in mild cases, but in more severe cases medications may be necessary. ...Read more

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Going through early menopause, scary the the hot flashes personality changes and increased depression is this normal and what can I do to help myself. ?

Going through early menopause,   scary the the hot flashes personality changes and increased depression is this normal and what can I do to help myself. ?

Yes, these symptoms: are associated with menopause, and aren't fun. Go to an endocrinologist or OB-GYN for a hormone check and to see what treatments might lessen your symptoms. There are natural treatments, too, so do some research. Treat this first before dealing with the symptoms (depression). ...Read more

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Could i be goin thru menopause could it make my anxiety and depression worse im 49 still have periods?

Could i be goin thru menopause could it make my anxiety and depression worse im 49 still have periods?

Yes: You awe in the peri menopause and things are changing . Hormones are less consistent , sometimes there are aging issues, passage of fertility, and depression is common during this time. Treating with hormone replacement sometimes helps but is not helpful long term. It's a hard time. If you've had depression before you may need treatment. Solving one problem at a time helps. Exercise regularly. ...Read more

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Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Can estrogen replacement help with anxiety and depression in menopause?

Possibly: If hormones are out of whack and estrogen depleted it may help but usually there is a relative estrogen dominance even in menopause and sometimes progesterone, like Prometrium (micronized progesterone) or a bioitentical cream, may be of more benefit. ...Read more

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How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

How do identify if i'm having depression or anxiety due to menopause and hormones or due to something else? How do I know if the feelings i'm having are depression, anxiety or hormonal? (i'm 46 and might be in that peri-menopausal range). Who should I tal

Hi. : Hi. You might start by talking to your gynecologist. She or he can check your hormones and get an idea of whether you are perimenopausal. There may be things that the gynecologist recommends that could help your symptoms. After a thorough evaluation, your gynecologist might recommend a psychiatric assessment. Perimenopause can definately lead to mood changes in some women (to included both depressed mood and anxiety). ...Read more

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Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Will progesterone cream help with peri-menopausal symptoms like depression, anxiety?

Unlikely: In my clinical experience it is highly unlikely, although individual results might vary. It can't hurt to try for a short while, but don't expect a miracle. Further, be aware the otc 'progesterone creams' rarely contain any actual Progesterone (especially the mexican yam extracts, ) and the amount and bioavailability is pretty unreliable - sorry to say. ...Read more

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Am i going through menopause still have periods im 49.I have severe anxiety and depression plus OCD which im being seen too i burst into tears to?

If you still have: Periods you have not become menopausal. Possibly you are perimenopausal. Encourage you to be evaluated by your doctor to help figure this out. Take care. ...Read more

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I have been real moody, impatient with people, having hot flashes and i don't get enough sleep and my sex drive is very high iam wanting to know if iam going through menopause or depression or maybe even stress

I have been real moody, impatient with people, having hot flashes and i don't get enough sleep and my sex drive is very high iam wanting to know if iam going through menopause or depression or maybe even stress

Hormones: The mood symptoms that occur with perimenopause can be similar to depression. In perimenopause there are usually physical symptoms such as night sweats, hot flashes, vaginal dryness and/or period irregularities. Sometimes a blood test of female hormone levels can be helpful. It would be best to be evaluated by a doctor to determine the correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take venlafaxine er 37.5, estradiol 1mg, medroxypr ac 5 mg together for a 48 yr old female with menopause, severe depression and anxiety?

Is it ok to take venlafaxine er 37.5, estradiol 1mg, medroxypr ac 5 mg together for a 48 yr old female with menopause,  severe depression and anxiety?

Yes, no problem: You can take these medicines together. There is no interactions or any other serious concerns, convenience is what matters. ...Read more

Dr. Janet Greenhut
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Menopause (Definition)

The absence of menstrual periods for 12 months. During menopause, the ovaries stop producing estrogen and progesterone. After the complete transition into menopause, women can no longer get pregnant. The average age for menopause is 51 years old. Symptoms include dry vaginal tissue, irregular periods, hot flashes, mood ...Read more