(for the ladies) is anyone on antidepressants still get depressed around "that time"?

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Rianna
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   Posted 5/29/2006 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I am currently on Remeron (antidepressant) and Klonopin (for anxiety/panic disorder), normally, I do not feel depressed, except about four or five days before my period starts..I have mild depression and bad anxiety..most likely due to hormonal changes. Is anyone on antidepressants but still get mild depression around that time of the month?  I also have feelings of sadness, some loneliness (even when I am at work, I feel I don't belong) and low self esteem/confidence as well, and then when I start my period, I start to feel better. Thanks for listening

livepast
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   Posted 5/29/2006 10:03 PM (GMT -7)   
yes
 
I think every woman weather depressed or not gets some sort of pmt, i m depressed anyway so dont notice the difference but what i do get is really iritable and loose my temper easily  its usually for a couple of days prior to the start of the cycle, but it varies from month to month
 
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ophelia3349
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   Posted 5/30/2006 4:27 AM (GMT -7)   
YES!!
I am on 'Cymbalta' now, and 'Buspar' for anxiety, and I still have a terrible time of it.  Usually it begins when I ovulate - I hate being around me and I don't have a choice!! eyes
I have started on the peri-menopause journey, and now have depressive, and PMS symptoms all the time!
I'd hate to see what I would be like w/o the meds! tongue
ophelia

tarsier
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   Posted 5/30/2006 9:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Yup I do fine most of the month but that time brings it on again

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   Posted 5/31/2006 1:11 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had a hysterectomy (14 years ago now) but before I did I had bad PMS problems. Seems like I always got very emotional right before getting my period. The pain started when I ovulated and lasted until after the period. I was only having about a week a month that was pain free. I take Remeron too (and Celexa), I think it's helping me. I take Xanax for my anxiety. Hope you're feeling better soon.

sarahhrrsn
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   Posted 6/1/2006 1:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I have problems too.
 
I currenlty on Lofepramine but the week before and even the week during I feel rage inside, hate myself to the point i could easily harm myself again.  and worse.
 
I am struggling with tension headaches and have strong pain killers for that.
 
At my wits end now.  Because my periods are not normally, spotting a lot too.
 
I am 36 so it could be my age.
 

els
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   Posted 6/2/2006 9:20 AM (GMT -7)   
hi sarahhrrsn,  I am guessing you are in the UK?  We dont have Lofepramine on the market here in the USA.  I am sorry that you are experiencing such feelings.  Please, I would suggest contacting your physician regarding this as soon as possible.  There are many things that could be done.  One being that you can switch medications to see if something else would be more effective for you.  Second if you have such bad headaches maybe see a neurologist as there maybe some treatments that they can suggest that would help better that taking pain killers all the time.  These are just some suggestions you may have already been these routes...Please do keep us updated and take care


 


Rianna
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   Posted 6/3/2006 5:00 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to everyone who responded..It makes me feel better knowing I am not alone. If this is Perimenopause..I can only imagine what Menopause will be like..yikes..

shell67
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   Posted 6/6/2006 5:03 PM (GMT -7)   

Ok this is something ive been scared to talk about and admit......but yes, i have the worst pms than i have ever had in my life (im thinking pmdd sheesh)....im only 38 and ppl keep telling me i have premenopause symptoms.   in the past 8 weeks ive had three periods, so its like two weeks, bam for a week, two weeks, bam.....:((  i am having  a heck of a time dealing with the depression and mood swings. I havent talked to my doc yet, dont wanna lol. but i dont like it, now i have a kidney infection.  i am on wellbutrin, and klonopin, but neither seem to do their entire job these days. Thanks for listening.....

shell 


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nantze
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   Posted 6/8/2006 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
I am (was?) on zoloft for depression. But I suppose I also have PMDD for I really used to go crazy the week before my period. On zoloft things have become better but I still feel very bad during those days. So I thought maybe I needed to increase my treatment.... only, I ran out of pills and my dr is in Italy while I live in france, so I could not see him to get more. It is now five days, things didn't get worse than usual, so I am even wondering if the zoloft ever was of any use (but it was, I know it was)
 

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   Posted 6/8/2006 5:30 AM (GMT -7)   
nantze said...I am (was?) on zoloft for depression. But I suppose I also have PMDD for I really used to go crazy the week before my period. On zoloft things have become better but I still feel very bad during those days. So I thought maybe I needed to increase my treatment.... only, I ran out of pills and my dr is in Italy while I live in france, so I could not see him to get more. It is now five days, things didn't get worse than usual, so I am even wondering if the zoloft ever was of any use (but it was, I know it was)
Hi nantze,  Welcome to HW.  Glad to have you.  I am surprised that you didnt feel really bad during the days that you weren't taking the Zoloft as it is known for extremely severe side effects if just stopped suddenly.  Your doctor should have a physician covering for him in his absence, have you called his office to check?  If you feel that an increase is needed then you can request it but it would be wise to not increase your medications on your own.  Please keep us posted as to how it goes..take care

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nantze
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   Posted 6/11/2006 4:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for greeting me els :)
I didn't explain the situation well. I am Italian and so is my psichiatrist. He didn't leave, I did LOL.
Now I live in France but I go back to Italy about once every two months, and that's when I see him but this time I messed up...
Anyway, yesterday my husband brought me somo zoloft. Not knowing what to do, I am taking it again, increasing slowly but just to reach my normal quantity. I would never increase it more than the dr said.
Today I am pretty nervous but can't tell if it is because of the zoloft or because of the presence of my depressed dh (who is not on meds because he is against them).
Sometimes I feel like half the zoloft I take really belongs to him...

Rianna
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   Posted 6/11/2006 3:10 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Nantz,
I hope you don't mind me "butting in" with your conversation with Els - but you said your depressed dh (does that mean divorced husband or depressed husband?) sorry..not sure what the dh stood for. Anyway, I hate to hear of people who are suffering because for some reason or another they are "against" drugs. Does he say specifically why he is against them? Did he have a bad experience with them? Did he hear it from a friend or the media who sometimes can be against drugs and can influence people? Does he think it would make him weak in character if he took a pill for depression and would rather stick it out? Many times this does not work. He might have clinical depression and if depression is not treated often times it gets worse. If it is situational depression, you may want to try to get him in some kind of counseling. There are many natural - over the counter supplements that someone can take for mild to moderate depression..not sure if they have this where you live, but you might want to check in to a very popular (and safe) OTC supplement for mood and well-being called SAM-e. I took it for three years (400mg once a day) and was depression free, and I have major depression. I have also heard very good things about St. Johns Wort and Fish oil capsules (or fish oil (cod liver oil - lemon flavored) one teaspoon before e meal. I hate to see someone suffering with this awful disease, when they don't have to. I suffered for twenty years because I was too afraid of side effects. Now, I wish I would have gone on antidepressants sooner. I have had no side effects on the antidepressant I am on now.

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