anti-depressants for night sweats

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hi there, i've just come off of HRT tablets after trying 3 different types, my problem with them was the breakthrough bleeding that didn't go away. i'd not had a period for 2 years before going on HRT and only did so because of the horrific night sweats i got. to go back to having regular periods (which were more painful that i ever had) was not my idea of helping. my doctor has now given me a course of SSRI anti-depressants, which i'm told have shown to stop flushes/night sweats, in the hope that the bleeding will stop now i've come off of HRT medication. has anyone else had this advice or even tried this route?

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    My GP suggested this route as she has had a lot of success with it. Her drug of choice is Citalopram, but as I had a lot of side effects with it she switched me to another, Seroxat, and it does seem to be helping.
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      thanks Tazchurch, i must admit the side effects list is worrying me a little but it early days yet. its the citalopram that ive been given but will remember the seroxat just in case i have too many problems with the other - thanks again smile
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      Reason I had a problem is that I am on other medication that can have similar side effects (though not had till took it) and clashed with it
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      Hi Taz i went to the gp yesterday because i feel so run down and depressed because i cant go on HRT until i have my ultra scan on the 17th dec and the doc put me on Citalopram i had i had my first one lastnight.i do no a few people on these and theyve been fine so i hope i am fine with them as well.
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      Nice got a good GP and hope Citalopram helps. I know many find it really good, but be warned that you may feel a little worse for the first few days, nothing to worry about, just the medication kicking in.
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    Hi girls hope it kicks in quick
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