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Are any ladies here at Fab40 on antidepressants for menopause? If so, do they help?


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      Cynthia Schmidt wrote Jan 8, 2011
    • I was offered them when I burst into tears in the doctor’s office. I decided not to go that route. Several of the ladies here take bio identical hormones for their symptoms and it seems to balance out their moods. I went the white knuckle route and I’m on the tail end of it now. Whatever you decide to do - I promise it all gets better when those hormones are through bouncing all over the place and settle in a little.

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      (華娃娃) ChinaDoll wrote Jan 9, 2011
    • I am on antidepressant but it is mainly because of menopause.  I only knew it helped for I went wacko when I was off it.  Just remember, it takes times to kick in and build up.  If you do, make sure you work closely with your MD.  

      Exercise is best to increase seretonine.

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      Yana Berlin wrote Jan 9, 2011
    • SAM-E is a natural supplement that does wonders.

      It takes about 3 to 4 weeks to kick in (just like antidepressants), but it’s still natural.

      I would try that before anything else.

      Start with 2 at 400 mg, and work yourself up to 4 if 2 doesn’t do the trick.

      Check with your doctor just to make sure that it doesn’t interfere with anything else you are taking.

      Good luck

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      Marya1961 wrote Jan 9, 2011
    • I take Lexapro 10 mg. once a day and it was prescribed to me for Fibromyalgia, but as it turns out has helped with the hormone levels.

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