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Low Dose Antidepressants For Menopause
Menopause is defined as 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
That depends: on which antidepressant you are referring to. ...Read more
Are there any risks with taking a low dose of the antidepressant escitalopram long term 5mgs daily?
Lexapro (escitalopram): As long as prescribed & monitored by your physician, sure. ...Read more
I am taking a low dose of xanax (alprazolam) but lately feel depressed and crying..what antidepressant is ok.tried both wellbutrin and prozac with bad side effect?
Unanswerable: Xanax, (alprazolam) like all benzodiazepines, can increase symptoms of depression, although it is somewhat less likely to do that than other benzos in most people. This is a question for a psychiatrist or other mental health prescriber to answer, based on the kind of depression, its severity, exactly what side effects you had, how long you used them for and many other factors. Get advice in person, not online. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How i can stop night sweats? (i'm too young to be menopausal) i get night sweats almost every night. I think it's a side effect of an antidepressant i take. Aside from stopping the drug, is there anything i can do to help with this side effect? Thank you.
TOO OFTEN: Although some degree of depression and mood changes occur in most women going thru this period, antidepressants are not my first choice of treatment. Natural hormone replacement and treating underlying thyroid issues are more effective in my experience and have less negative side effects. ...Read more
Bad reaction to low dose anti depressant, i keep hearing its rare- doesn't change the fact that im sensitive and reacted. Can dr help me find new med?
I am menopausal and have been prescribed a low dose of progesterone to help with hot flashes, vagina dryness and mood changes. Is this safe?
It can be: Known situations that make it unsafe include past blood clotting disorder, history of breast or endometrial cancers, endometriosis, fibroids, liver problems or elevated triglycerides (type of cholesterol). Common adverse effects: nausea/bloating, breakthrough vaginal bleeding, weight gain, mood swings, breast tenderness. That said, considered safe if cautious and very effective for hot flashes. ...Read more
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