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I am presently going through menopause, possibly post menopause and have

By Anonymous October 11, 2014 - 3:13pm
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recently been experiencing anxiety, depression and infrequent hot flashes. I was told by my doctor that I could not take estrogen due to my mother passing away at age 53 from breast cancer. I tried Wellbutrin but could not continue due to the side effects that it produced. What treatment options are available to me that don't entail the horrendous side effects. These symptoms first appeared a few months ago.

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Hi Anon,

Thank you so much for visiting the EmpowHER community and sharing your question. I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing anxiety, depression and a bout or two with hot flashes!

Here is an article from the EmpowHER community that can answer a lot of your questions https://www.empowher.com/menopause/content/hormone-treatment-menopause-what-are-your-options

Anon, the good news is that there's a lot of options out there for you, sometimes it is a challenge to find the right one, but hopefully your doctor will take the time to find an alternative solution.

I wish you the best! Did this help?



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