Citrapram and monthly’s

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morning everyone

would just like ask a question re a monthly cycle and citrapram

i been on cit for around 17 days after switching from sert as suffer with horrible anxiety so i guess u all know wat that feels like

was just wondering if any ladies feel worse at period times

i am 47 now and have many changes going on and i have started to notice s pattern

i feel awful when period due and anxiety is through the roof

wanted to ask if citrapram will ease these hormones of mine

kind regards

ps i am getting horrible night sweats and my sleep pattern is terrible plus periods everywhere

anyone else feel the same

is this the peri menopasal on way

feeling scared and so confused x

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    I take lexapro but have taken a lot of antidepressants.

    Im only 41 but I know my periods have changed since 2 years. Pre menopause can start when your young. I have read than symptoms can appeared 2 to 8 years prior to menopause. My ovulations are horrible and I also get worse anxiety, low mood and extreme exhaustion before my periods. Their is a lot of changes in my cycle right now. I can only be hormones imbalance also, I dont know. But at 47 like you, it sure can be premenopause. maybe ask your doctor for a hormones blood test.

    Good luck

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    I too suffer with heightened anxiety, detachment & agitation a few days before my period. I've been on cit 10 months and had no issues with my period before. I was advised that hormone changes around your time of the month can interfere with the citalopram and unfortunately in my case causes these symptoms every month for 3-4 days. It's not great but I manage....I use my meditation apps, camomile tea, audio books etc to try & distract from it. Also knowing why it's happening eases it quite a bit too. Hope you start to get some relief from it 😦

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      hi all

      i am wide awake feeling scared but i know my period is due and since starting citalopram a month ago ive felt good last 2 weeks but terrible again the last 3 days like its all just come back again . i thought it might be the new packet of pills?

      what does anyone think? its like i just started talking them again with side effects but no benefit

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      Sally, it's totally normal to suddenly feel worse. It's called having a blip. Unfortunately, they can be a bit random, although there's usually some trigger e.g. a build up of stress. Approaching period is definitely a trigger for a lot of women, hormones are powerful. I think it's unlikely to be your new packet of pills, much more likely to be your hormones.

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      Hi Sally

      I've been good thanks?! How have you found things the last few days?? I just read your previous reply & I totally agree with Ruth....hormones are a massive trigger for many, especially me & it sounds like it may for you too. At least if you can notice a pattern & then have reason for feeling bad for a few days each month, you can focus on the positives, that you are getting well and that the medication is working, it's just those BADASS hormones. I just revert back to previous coping mechanisms each time and it helps to take the edge off a bit!! 😃

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      Yes, for sure. Any time you increase the dose, it is like starting again, usually with side effects. A few lucky people don't experience this, but the majority of us do, so your experience is completely normal.

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    does going on somr sort of pill etc help

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