Feeling really down and lousy!

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Hello folks,

For the past 2 months I've been reducing my low dose HRT.  The first month I reduced by two/three tablets a week and the second month I reduced to one tablet every other day.  Since reducing I've noticed my low mood returning and my mood swings have been horrendous.  Teary, angry, upset, bad tempered etc.   I was on antidepressants before I went on HRT 3 years ago but because I have fibroids my doctor wants me to come of the HRT.  My doctor has suggested I try SSRI's  (a class of antidepressant) but I'm reluctant to go back on them.  My low mood must be connected to my hormones as since weaning off the HRT I (and my hubby) can definitely notice a change in my mood.  It's like having permanent PMT sad

Can anybody suggest an alternative to these SSRI's?  Has anyone tried the SSRI's and had some benefit?  I could really do with some advice please.....or maybe the nearest gas oven!!  sad

Thanks,

Elaine.

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    I take Seroxat (paroxetine), an SSRI, and it does help, another one called Citalopram is also used to good effect.
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      HiyaTaz ,how you been of late ? 

        There was abig article in the daily mail abou t that med your on. In Daily Mail ,it was making some people suicidal ,they were trying to bann it ,kids were in bad way on them ,I kept the Mail bit ,about it .will hunt it out .Girl on here Mazza said she felt bad on Citalopram ,stopped them .

           Wish theyed come out with one pill fits all ,same with a Gyne one to .

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      Yes that's the drug my doctor wants to try me on! Did you have any side effects? I was on Citalopram before I went on HRT but my mood really improved on HRT so I came off it.  Depression is obviously related to hormones!

      Thanks Tazchurch.

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      Not bad Marlene thanks - another bout of BV but seem to have got on top of it with a course of high strength metronidazole followed by BV activ Gel - both were prescribed this time but I will buy some gel and have it to hand.
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      Glad your doing better Taz ,have thought of you ,see Dottie got a new tag ?what she like ? 

         Glad those Benzo okay for you ,but not good for me at all ,just get a bad reaction to them ,then saw that piece in the Mail ,so that put wind up me ,see were all different ,I know they make my tinnitus higher .

        Yea keep some stuff in house ,always have it to hand so to speak .Do they know why you keep getting it ? Not got a yeast build up Taz , Ive got the ovules jays got only used 1,use another tonight ,see how I go on .Blinking nightmare all of it .

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      They are pretty sure it was triggered by the op and not got rid of fully until now when I saw a specialist who tested for yeast as well, that came back clear. Seeing them again in new year and is possible will want me to carry on with gel anyway
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    Hi Elaine,

    I used Sertaline (generic for Zoloft) and it worked fine in the past. I was on a low dose 50 mg. I wouldn't hesitate to use it again if needed. Like you, I have fibroids, and HRTs are not an option. wink

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    Hi Elaine ive no advice but just wanted to say im so sorry that you are feeling this bad. Poor you. Makes me realise how lucky i am, though today ive felt pretty depressed and unusually moody.Have you tried alternative herbal meds. try homoepathy

    Sue

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      Hi Sue,

      Im currently taking Starflower capsules from H&B.  They dont help with my moods though but have helped with period cramps.

      Im beginning to wish id never started on HRT! I now have fibroids and  im finding it hard coming off it. Not sure what herbal remedies there are for low mood?

      Elaine

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      Hi Elaine presumed  you were going through the menapause when you mentioned HRT, i took agnus castus for the heavy and period cramps which also help balance the hormones out.
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      Sue,

      I dont get many cramps. I think i need something for my low mood right now.  So many herbal products to choose from. Dont know where  to start?

      Thanks for your help and to everyone who has replied.

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