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Unread 03-06-2020, 08:13 AM
Antidepressants for menopause

Hi ladies, I had a complete hysterectomy with every’s out last Thursday. Last night I had my first bout of hot flashes. The doctor doesn’t want me to take any hormones for at least six months and it looks like they have a lot of side effects. She told me that many people are taking antidepressants in place of or maybe with hormones and that’s what they would suggest starting on first. She said it helps with hot flashes and mood changes. I have anxiety and I don’t want it to get worse I’ve been in a good place up until now. I wasn’t planning on losing both ovaries so so in a little shock. Any advice on any natural things that work or feedback on if antidepressants have been helpful in managing symptoms would be appreciated.
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Unread 07-07-2020, 08:52 PM
Antidepressants for menopause

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Hi ladies, I had a complete hysterectomy with every’s out last Thursday. Last night I had my first bout of hot flashes. The doctor doesn’t want me to take any hormones for at least six months and it looks like they have a lot of side effects. She told me that many people are taking antidepressants in place of or maybe with hormones and that’s what they would suggest starting on first. She said it helps with hot flashes and mood changes. I have anxiety and I don’t want it to get worse I’ve been in a good place up until now. I wasn’t planning on losing both ovaries so so in a little shock. Any advice on any natural things that work or feedback on if antidepressants have been helpful in managing symptoms would be appreciated.
I have the same question. I made an appointment with my gyn onc and the nurse mentioned that he might prescribe antidepressants. I have been taking Lexapro for years and my mental health has been very good, I am just having hot flashes, insomnia and reduced libido. I really don't want to change my antidepressant. Any thoughts?
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Unread 07-08-2020, 05:11 AM
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Lexapro is an SSRI, and one thing that can complement that or any other SSRI-type antidepressant is a broad-spectrum probiotic supplement, to support the 90% of serotonin production that takes place in the intestinal tract, and depends on the friendly bacteria living in there. Another thing I've found to help with my own anxiety is eliminating stimulants like caffeine and artificial dyes from my diet. Taking regular walks, in a natural setting if possible, can also help to regulate your moods, and drinking 6-8 glasses of water per day can help with temperature regulation. For a better night's sleep, the following tips on proper sleep hygiene can help: keep a consistent sleep schedule 7 days a week, even on weekends; turn off all electronics at least an hour before bedtime; set your bedroom thermostat to 60-65°; choose loose fitting cotton nightclothes; arrange your bedding in layers that can be added or removed as necessary; reserve your bedroom for sleep and intimacy; if you can't fall asleep after 20 minutes, or if you're awakened in the middle of the night, then get out of bed, go to another room, and do something relaxing until you feel like you're ready to fall asleep. Also, of you're okay with eating soy, plant esteogens from 2-3 daily servings of tofu, edamame, or soy milk can help with hormonal balance. Best wishes for finding the solutions you're seeking, and for your continued recovery!
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Unread 07-12-2020, 04:13 PM
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