"Treat the disease, you win some, you lose some. Treat the patient, you always win."
~Patch Adams~

Sunday, November 8, 2009

Watch for depression during and after menopause

I'm sure none of you will be surprised by the study findings detailed in this article from Reuters---I'm here to tell you that my depression was greatly alleviated by bioidentical hormone replacement therapy. I had been on a succession of antidepressants since the mid 1990's, and after I started the progresterone cream in 2006---within four months I was able to get off (and stay off ) any antidepressant medication. I'm not saying antidepressants are never warranted---but most women in peri/menopause have a hormone deficiency, not a Lexapro/Prozac/Effexor deficiency.

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