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Depression and menopause

The menopause can trigger depression in some women


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  • Beula Wasserfall's photo avatar
    Beula Wasserfall — 24.08.2017 02:00
    Hi I wake up in the morning depress. Its like I need to get up from a concrete block on top of me. Im using the menopause support which helps a little bit but not for long. Please help im am 52 and hate feeling this way. My mood changes by the hour. Many Thanks


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      eileen — 24.08.2017 12:46
      Hi Beula If you are not on any medication for anything from your doctor you could try the herb Hypericum which is known to help with low mood. However, if you feel that this is really affecting your quality of life then it is important to see your doctor. For some women the hormonal fall can be so great that they need some kind of medical help. Please don't suffer with this!


  • Margaret's photo avatar
    Margaret — 21.06.2017 10:36


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 21.06.2017 12:32
      Hi Margaret Sorry, I am not sure what your question is, thanks.


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    Elaine — 18.06.2017 06:05
    I have type 2 diabetes and I believe the start of the menopause feel very low and can not lift my mood i don't have a lot of faith in my gp i think he puts any troubles i have down to the same thing. Just want to feel better then I do really struggling at the moment


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 19.06.2017 10:14
      Hi Elaine Unfortunately, we know that on-going health issues such as diabetes can make menopause symptoms worse and vice versa so your doctor should be more understanding! You may find our Menopause Support can be of benefit and you could look into a herb called Ashwaganda for low mood but just check to see if it is OK with any medication you may be on.


  • Judith's photo avatar
    Judith — 02.06.2017 10:33
    I have problems with big mood drops


    • eileen's photo avatar
      eileen — 02.06.2017 12:07
      Hi Judith Please can you use the Ask Eileen box at the top of the page to let me know how old you are, what is happening with your periods and if you are on any medication for anything from your doctor, thanks.


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