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  • MenopauseorjustmeMenopauseorjustme Posts: 431 Menopause Nurse Practitioner

    @JM1

    Hello Jane, thank you for writing to us on this forum. I am so pleased you have reached out to us to ask about this and to see how supportive you are of your sister.

    How long has she had these low moods for? Is it just associated with the menopause or are there other factors too?

    With the correct type and HRT her moods should have lifted or at least improved. It can take up to 6 weeks but if there are no other causes, then she made need more or different HRT.

    Some women need anti depressants as well as HRT ( especially if they have had depressions on and off throughout their lives).

    But if this is due due to menopause then a review is in order.

    I would advise her to call her GP and talk to them about it. I prescribe HRT every day and sometimes it needs to be adjusted, so let the GP know.


    Best wishes

    Diane Porterfield Bourne.

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