Hi I’m new to this forum and I could really do with some advice. My GP has just diagnosed me with menopausal depression, I fortunately do not have the hot flushes but they may come, and I think I am quite late as I’ve just turned 55 and my periods have only just stopped. My mood though is at an all time low, I’ve always been the strong one who everyone turns too, but I now feel like a wreck. I don’t want to get up some days and I cry at the drop of a hat for no reason. I can’t turn thoughts off at night so dread going to bed but then dread waking to start the day. I feel guilty that my husband has to cope with me and I’ve list interest in housework and cooking and have no motivation. The GP was reluctant to give me HRT as I had a very large fibroid that last year I had a procedure on and it has reduced 75% in size, she feels that the oestrogen may make it grow again. She has prescribed me sertraline but I think these are making me feel worse. I just want these feelings to go away and to get back to normal. I was thinking of taking St Johns Wort, any advice for me please?