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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

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Dr. Heidi Fowler
Psychiatry

In brief: Yes,

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

In brief: Yes,

Yes, selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors such as Lexapro (escitalopram) can be helpful with hotflashes and night sweats in some patients.
Dr. Heidi Fowler
Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Dr. Wendy Askew
Obstetrics & Gynecology

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Wendy Askew
Dr. Wendy Askew
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